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  • Urban Outfitters is shaming the memory of the Holocaust

    By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

    February 10, 2015 | 3:10 pm

    A “tapestry” reminiscent of the concentration camp garb the Nazis cruelly made homosexuals wear; a yellow six-pointed star on a sea of cerulean stripes; a shirt pattern eerily close to drenched blood. Normally, browsing for clothes doesn’t inspire righteous anger. Yet, sadly, in...

  • How satire happens

    By Marty Kaplan

    January 12, 2015 | 9:05 am

    On May 4, 1970, when 29 Ohio National Guardsmen shot 67 rounds of ammunition at a group of unarmed Kent State University students protesting Richard Nixon’s expansion of the Vietnam War into Cambodia, killing four students and wounding nine others, I was the president of the...

  • The kids are all right

    By Marty Kaplan

    November 11, 2008 | 6:15 pm

    It was a lucky coincidence that Freshmen Parents Weekend at my daughter's college, which was also my college, came right on the heels of the presidential election.

    Lucky for me, because the weekend mercifully obliterated my nostalgia for the tumult of my own undergraduate career....