Friday, January 22


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Tuesday, January 19

The Debunker: Do Hindus Worship Cows?

by Ken Jennings
Do you celebrate World Religion Day, held every year on the third Sunday of January? No? What's the matter with you, don't you like world religions? There are several to choose from, it's hard to pretend you don't like any of them. To ring in the new year with some new knowledge, we've asked implausibly long-running Jeopardy! champ Ken Jennings to correct some of the stuff everyone gets wrong about the world's great belief systems. No matter what faith you practice—or even if it's none at all!—Ken will set you straight, chapter and verse.

The Debunker: Do Hindus Worship Cows?

You've might think of it as a quasi-racist movie trope until you actually visit India, but it's absolutely true. Cattle do wander freely through the streets of Indian cities and towns, even taking mid-street naps in busy major cities. And motorists don't even honk at them. They're a real but unavoidable city annoyance, like pigeons to a New Yorker, or tourists to a Parisian.

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Monday, January 18

Music Monday: David Bowie

by Scott Lydon

On Sunday the 10th I went to bed early, after listening to the radio. Possibly I missed the news that Bowie had passed by just seconds. That's why last week's Music Monday went up as it did, because I didn't get the news until my phone started buzzing with texts from East Coast friends, asking if I'd heard the news. I'm writing this on January 11th but you won't read it until the 18th, and by then, everybody and their mother will have heard the Bowie recaps to death. So I'm not going to do his history or life anything. Instead, I'm going to to be thinking about me and my Bowie experience. I encourage you to do the same inside, if you care to.

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