Thursday, February 11, 2016

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Tirdad Derakhshani was born in Tehran, Iran, and raised in London and rural North Jersey, where he closely studied a theoretical, radical post-Hegelian approach to cow-tipping. He moved to Philadelphia in the mid-'80s to seek enlightenment, and instead received a B.A. in literature at Penn. While pursuing doctoral studies in modern religious thought and philosophy, he worked at the Inquirer as a news clerk, researcher, editor, and entertainment writer.

He hopes SideShow will help citizens better understand the vicissitudes of the Consumerist-Military-Industrial-Infotainment Complex, or, in other words, why Britney Spears has a tendency to shave her head, Brangelina to adopt children, and Lindsay Lohan to crave imprisonment.

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Manhattan-born composer and singer Carole King, 73, pop act the Eagles, and Star Wars director George Lucas, 71, are among the artists to be fêted at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors Dec. 6 in Washington.
Prince Harry raised many a cheer Tuesday after announcing via an online video that he plans to bring his Invictus Games for wounded warriors to America next year. The games, in which wounded veterans compete in Olympic sports, will have its inaugural American edition in Florida.
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