RAMIN MAZAHERI—But humanising the literal Hitler-lover Eva Braun? For one thing – that is not feminism at all. It is no more pro-feminist than this week’s absurd article from The New York Times: Was This Powerful Chinese Empress a Feminist Trailblazer? No, Empress Cixi (reign 1861-1908) was not. At all. Empress Cixi was a disaster for China during her 50-year rule. Drugs, foot-binding, colonial domination (for which she was the willing puppet), social disarray – all were rampant under her reign. Not every woman in power is a feminist, nor good to nor good for women…but this is simply not the view of the West in 2018.
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Brian Dennehy actually makes an uncredited appearance playing Dennis Finch’s firefighter father, Red Finch. He makes an unforgettable first appearance with an axe. Red is convinced Dennis is gay after watching a television movie. Dennis tries to convince him he’s straight. The Finchs are firefighters in upstate Albany, New York. Dennis is the complete opposite of his father and brothers. He works as an administrative assistant or secretary to Jack Gallo at Blush fashion magazine. Dennis is short and slim. When you watch the ending, you see how it all comes together and how the truth finally comes out in the Finch family with the final line, ” Pass the Salt.” It’s Dennehy’s first appearance in the series and it’s always unforgettable.
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DAVE WALSH—If the rejuvenated Roseanne, which has certainly lost much of its freshness, continues to strike a chord with the public, that is also something of a commentary on the generally awful character and quality of network television at present, dominated by zealous, humorless policemen, CIA and FBI agents and other representatives of law and order.
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Family Feud Host Steve Harvey hits the laughter mother lode as the family tries to escape giving the same wrong answer.
Is this the worst answer ever? Judge for yourself…This is not endorsement of Steve Harvey the misguided reactionary bigot.
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Why are most people in China still atheist, although the government has legalized religion and social reform. They tend to revive atheism instead and making it worse.
KEVIN DOLGIN—These three religions were no more contradictory in the minds of the Chinese over the millennia than three different philosophies might be and most people kind of mingle them (certainly the first two). Indeed, once again, they are more philosophies than religions in many respects. You don’t go to church, you don’t even really pray (although Taoism and Buddhism are big on meditation), there typically is no concept of a creator god, and none of them are really big on proselytising.