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The film world lost a key figure Saturday with the passing of the distinguished critic and filmmaker, whose work Truthdig was privileged to feature in the latter years of his career.

Ever Heard of Mipsters, #Mipsterz or Muslim Hipsters?
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A group of young Muslim women tries to destigmatize head coverings; The Economist is under attack for a cartoon some see as anti-Semitic; meanwhile, a Time magazine cover portrayal of Hillary Clinton has sparked a wave of online outrage. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Time Magazine's Person of the Year: The People's Pope

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According to the managing editor of Time magazine, Pope Francis was chosen to grace the cover of its 2013 Person of the Year issue because he "changed the tone and the perception and the focus of one of the world's largest institutions in an extraordinary way." But perhaps his most significant contribution this year has been his condemnation of greed and materialism.

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