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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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Need to get your message heard? You have to go to where the peeps are. In that light, there's nothing funny about President Obama's decision to talk health-care reform on satirical website Funny or Die (www.funnyordie.com).
Video: President Obama on webseries 'Between Two Ferns'
South by Southwest kicked off in Austin, Texas, over the weekend, with its Interactive and Film festivals first. Statistics whiz Nate Silver and Grantland founder and hoops analyst Bill Simmons discussed sports tech at a panel for the SXsports segment.
Video: Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin's Final Words: 'I'm Dying'
Watch the Bieber deposition video(s) everyone is talking about
VIDEO: Fallon and Jon Hamm photobomb tourists

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