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Entries by Michael Sigman from 03/2012

Limbaugh's Legacy: How to Say You're Sorry When You're Not

| Posted 03.08.2012 | Comedy

During a long career of hurling insults, Rush Limbaugh has apologized only a handful of times. Yet perhaps his true legacy will lie in his illumination of the many ways to say you're sorry when you're not.

Canonization Coming for Hildegard

| Posted 03.11.2012 | Arts

The Catholic Church seems ready to codify what music lovers have known for nearly a millennium: Hildegard von Bingen is a saint. Vatican Insider repor...

Newspaper Classifieds: The Good, the Bad and the Hilarious

| Posted 03.19.2012 | Media

The sad state of newspaper classifieds makes me feel lucky that I worked at LA Weekly during the early '80s, when the classifieds did more than drive revenue: they said as much about the city's culture as the cover stories.

A Brief History of Loving or Leaving America

| Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

"America: Love It or Leave It" exemplifies the "either-or" (or "black and white") fallacy. Like another '50s/'60s slogan, the anti-Communist "Better dead than red," there are obviously more than two choices.