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4:15pm

Sat October 12, 2013
Music Interviews

The Minds Behind 'Einstein On The Beach' Talk Shop

Originally published on Thu October 17, 2013 12:15 pm

A scene from the revival of Einstein on the Beach.
Los Angeles Opera

4:07pm

Sat October 12, 2013
Pop Culture

The New And The Next: Six-Second Comedy And A Spin On News

Originally published on Wed October 23, 2013 1:27 pm

Courtesy of Elise Andrew

3:55pm

Sat October 12, 2013
Afghanistan

Taken By The Taliban: A Doctor's Story Of Captivity, Rescue

Originally published on Sat October 12, 2013 5:04 pm

Dr. Dilip Joseph, standing, teaches medical personnel in Afghanistan.
Courtesy of Dilip Joseph

The U.S. has been fighting the war in Afghanistan for more than 12 years, and few Americans have come to know the country in the way Dilip Joseph has. Joseph, who has been there 10 times in the past four and a half years, is a doctor who works with a nonprofit group and trains health care workers.

The job has taken him to clinics and community centers deep in the war zone. "The motto is to 'work yourself out of a job,' " he says. "Equip others, train others in areas where you've gotten training."

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3:28pm

Sat October 12, 2013
Movie Interviews

'God Loves Uganda': How Religion Fueled An Anti-Gay Movement

Originally published on Sat October 12, 2013 8:40 pm

Christopher Senyonjo says he was excommunicated from the Anglican church in the early 2000s, but continues his ministry and activism.
Crispin Buxton

Four years ago, a bill was introduced in Uganda's parliament that would criminalize same-sex relations. The Anti-Homosexuality Bill has not yet become law, but it has drawn international attention to the animosity against gays in the African nation.

In the documentary God Loves Uganda, director Roger Ross Williams traces the bill's origins to the American evangelical missions in Uganda.

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2:34pm

Sat October 12, 2013
Author Interviews

The Surprising Story Of 'Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an'

Originally published on Sun October 13, 2013 1:53 pm

Thomas Jefferson had a vast personal library reflecting his enormous curiosity about the world. Among his volumes: a Quran purchased in 1765 that informed his ideas about plurality and religious freedom in the founding of America.

In her book Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an: Islam and the Founders, author Denise Spellberg draws parallels between the beliefs of the founding father and religious tolerance in the United States today.

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