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Tag: Book Of Mormon

Journalist Crashes Wall Street Secret Fraternity Party, Lives to Tell Bizarre Tale

As he recounts in New York magazine, journalist Kevin Roose was able to infiltrate a secret Wall Street fraternity party in January 2012 that was attended by many of the top financial moguls of our time.

Posted on Mar 11, 2014 READ MORE

Anthony Alvernaz (CC BY 2.0)

The White House Gets Another Show

Americans attracted to White House-themed television shows will be pleased when NBC’s “1600 Penn,” a sitcom written by former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett, hits the airwaves.

Posted on May 9, 2012 READ MORE (CC-BY)

Mormon Economics and the GOP

Mormonism is not the quintessential “American religion,” to use Tolstoy’s words, just because it got its start in upstate New York. The church has long embodied notions and practices that drive contemporary American capitalism. And those ideas, as author Chris Lehmann demonstrated last October in Harper’s Magazine, remain central to the shaping of national economic policy.

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 READ MORE

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AP / Shea Walsh

‘South Park’ Snarksters Bringing ‘Book of Mormon’ to the Stage

Might we expect a joke or two about the missionary position? The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, aka the Mormon Church, is getting the “South Park” treatment once again—but a little differently this time.

Posted on Apr 15, 2010 READ MORE

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