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Politics, Comedy, and the Danger of Satire: Reflections on the Charlie Hebdo massacre

On Friday evening, the Department of Performing Arts, in conjunction with Myriad Voices and the Lab for Global Performances and Politics, hosted “Politics, Comedy and the Danger of Satire,” a panel discussion on the implications the Charlie Hebdo… Read More

Obama signs a book of condolences at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. for the victims of Charlie Hebdo (the White House, via Wikimedia Commons)

Obama administration officials play hooky in wake of Charlie Hebdo

On Jan. 7, two gunmen with alleged ties to fundamentalist Islam ravaged the Paris offices of the satirical newsmagazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 and injuring 11 more. Fully a week later, the attacks continue to provoke impassioned public… Read More