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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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Was Chris Brown the target? Did the would-be assassin (or assassins - the number is unclear) - who emptied six rounds into rap mogul Suge Knight hit the wrong person? The violence, which kicked off Sunday during a pre-MTV Video Music Awards party at a popular Los Angeles nightclub, left Knight severely injured. Authorities say two other people were injured.
Video: Hip Hop Mogul Suge Knight Has 'lost A Lot Of Blood': Family
What makes a celeb divorce even juicier? Hearing the aggrieved couple vent in words unflattering and rude. Alas, we may be denied that pleasure in the Mariah Carey-Nick Cannon breakup.
Local student a finalist in gospel competition
Zac Efron, Michelle Rodriguez call it quits

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