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Supreme Court rules church school has a right to tax funds for its playground

The Supreme Court decided an important case involving state funds for church schools. (Olivier Douliery) ruled Monday that a church-run preschool has a religious-freedom right to receive a tax-funded grant to improve its playground and may not be excluded...

Liu Xiaobo’s unbearable fate is stark symbol of where China is heading

There was no sign of Liu Xiaobo in the Beijing coffee shop – a confusion over the place or time we had arranged to meet, I assumed. But he wasn’t answering his mobile phone and a call to his...

When good TV goes bad: how the US ruined Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares

The most successful TV formats hit a winning formula then repeat it ad nauseam. One of the most watchable things about Kitchen Nightmares – where the never-smiling Gordon Ramsay arrives to rescue a struggling restaurant – was its familiarity....

Father’s baiting leads to estrangement

A survey conducted by the website Estranged Stories gauged estrangement between parents and their adult children. (April 24, 2017) (Sign up for our free video newsletter here http://bit.ly/2n6VKPR) Dear Amy: I have not spoken to my father in...

Aguirre, Calida say impeachment complaint vs Duterte won’t fly

Aguirre says, 'The allegations in the complaint are not anchored on concrete solid evidence that would support findings of any of the enumerated grounds for impeachment. Suntok sa buwan 'yan.' MANILA, Philippines – The impeachment complaint against President...

iHeartMedia Launches Programmatic Advertising for Stations and Podcasts

iHeartRadio is changing up its advertising strategy. Radio is “a tale of two cities,” according to iHeartMedia chairman and CEO Bob Pittman. “There is the consumer side, and then there is what the advertising agency and community thinks of...

Did Jeff really paint that Koons? Working at a modern studio isn’t exactly a...

Jeff Koons near his sculptures "Michael Jackson and Bubbles," and "Amore" Recently word filtered down through the art community that superstar Jeff Koons, who along with Damien Hirst is the highest-earning artist in art history, laid off much of...

Why the politically charged story of “The Big Sick” triumphs where others fail

“The Big Sick,” which played this week at BamcinemaFest and will be in wide release next month, is a film that evokes a great number of feelings. For me, one was déjà vu. Written by and starring Kumail Nanjiani...

Reading James Baldwin in the Black Lives Matter era

James Baldwin, buried on December 8, 1987, often looks like today’s most vital and most cherished new African American author. This impression doesn’t rest on the faith in bodily resurrection that Baldwin abandoned along with his teenage ministry in...

WATCH: Joyce Carol Oates reveals a writer’s secret: “Nobody wants perfection”

As someone who turns out a novel every few years (and already has two books out this year), the venerable Princeton University professor and author Joyce Carol-Oates declares that good writing isn’t always flawless because perfection is a matter...