June

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Will The Voice replace American Idol?

Watch out American Idol, there's a new singing show in TV town, and it's called The Voice.

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Miss USA geeks out over evolution

Alyssa Campanella, 21, the new Miss USA, called herself a "huge science geek" and said that evolution should be taught in schools.

 

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Food deficits, deadlier than budget deficits

Living on a farm makes me think long and deep about food deficits here at home and around the world, deficits far more menacing than budget deficits.

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Cuba See: L.A. film fest highlights Havana and more

The Los Angeles Film Festival is currently taking place, and this year's multitude of movies includes: "International Spotlight: Cuba."

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New “X-Men” is a first class film

A prequel to the original X-Men trilogy, First Class takes place during the Cuban Missile Crisis and focuses on the relationship between Professor X and Magneto.

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On stage: a Palestinian American stuck in the middle

Jennifer Jajeh, who stars in the one-woman autobiographical play, grapples with the age-old conundrum of "who am I?" through her art.

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Will capitalism survive the zombies?

On June 8, people in zombie attire showed up at a Special Olympics event in Madison, Wis. in order to protest an appearance by Gov. Scott Walker, said the Zombie Rights Campaign. They held a calm and silent protest against Walker's anti-worker stance.

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“Bride Flight”: South Seas film for grownups

This is a highly recommended movie. It's an excellent, well-crafted feature and  a realistic slice of life, albeit in an unusual milieu.

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Song and struggle: "Preacher and Slave"

Joe Hill was a talented singer and songwriter. He's remembered as a renowned troubadour of labor, and toured the country helping to organize workers.

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