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Kanye West's Yeezus May Be Sexist, But Is Not Blasphemous

(105) Comments | Posted June 20, 2013 | 6:21 PM

Not unlike the coming of a messiah, Yeezus, Kanye West's sixth album was heavily anticipated before its release date on June 18. In all fairness, most of that was due to an Internet leak and not any inherent mystical properties of the album itself. In fact, its minimalist...

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Tupac Shakur, Jesus and Resurrection Power

(45) Comments | Posted September 13, 2012 | 11:03 AM

Jesus and Tupac had a lot in common.

Their dramatic early years began with conception under non-normative circumstances. Mary's mysterious virginal conception could have led her community to accuse her of adultery. Afeni Shakur's decidedly non-virginal conception occurred while she was out on bail. Afeni was accused of planning...

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