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Lady Geeks Rise Up

Geek girls rule these days as never before. To wit: She-nerds have found a place on the TV hit show, Big Bang. Summer blockbusters like The Avengers allow at least a few women into the elite circle of cinematic super … Continue reading

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Preach: Female Spiritual Leader in Syria

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Q&A: Beauty is Truth, Truth is Beauty

Fashion photographer David Jay first turned his lens to breast cancer almost six years ago, shooting photos of mostly young women who’d been through disfiguring surgeries. Now his exhibition, the much-lauded Scar Project, is traveling around the country. His photos … Continue reading

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Sopranos Oral History Delights

Vanity Fair’s extended interviews with Sopranos cast members make for an all-consuming read, with James Gandalfini and Edie Falco expressing mutual admiration and other cast members’ weighing in on the show’s controversial ending. I-nerd felt a bit sad as Steve … Continue reading

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Q&A: Teacher Faces Down Lawsuit

Jim Corbett, a history teacher in Orange County, Calif., may have won the fight of his life earlier this year when a federal appeals court ruled in his favor on accusations that he violated a student’s constitutional rights. Corbett had … Continue reading

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Rocking the Protest with State Radio

State Radio combines popular music with political protest, garnering fans that appreciate not only the band’s message but its tightly constructed, melodic mix of rock and folk laced with bits of ska and reggae. Recalculating the rock star’s all-about-me equation, … Continue reading

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The Misbegotten Quest for a Mexican Diabetes Gene

      In his book, Making the Mexican Diabetic: Race, Science, and the Genetics of Inequality, Michael Montoya argues that there is nothing Mexican about being diabetic, despite soaring rates of type 2 diabetes among Mexican Americans. In fact, … Continue reading

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