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Reviews

Sunday, November 9 2014

'If Nuns Ruled the World' Fails to Engage Religion

We learn about some of the aspects of the Catholic Church that these nuns want to change, but what in particular do they want to preserve, besides prayer rituals and a commitment to charity?


Blogs

Thursday, December 1 2011

Jo Piazza Examines How Celebrity Functions As a Business Model in 'Celebrity, Inc.'

What does a celebrity baby picture have in common with a drug deal? Why is Kim Kardashian ten times richer than Paris Hilton? What’s an Oscar really worth? And why does Charlie Sheen keep “winning”?


News

Thursday, February 16 2012

New book reveals how big names make big bucks off their fame

PHILADELPHIA — Proponents of capitalism, you’ve got a new idol. And her name is Snooki. Sure, the oft-intoxicated, self-described “meatball” star of MTV’s “Jersey


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