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Mateo Piso Christ, Sun of Jane the Virgin

The rather unlikely premise of the popular CW telenovela series Jane the Virgin is that the hapless Jane Villanueva has been accidentally impregnated at a routine gynecological checkup gone awry, in spite of her best efforts to preserve herself intact for a Catholic wedding. As the story goes, a sperm sample has been taken from the hunky heart-throb Rafael Solano, […]

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Even Jove G’nows

With the recent opening of the movie Jupiter Ascending, we are treated to a futuristic science fiction thriller by the Wachowskis, in some ways akin to their famous Matrix Trilogy. Unlike The Matrix, this film has failed to achieve either critical acclaim or commercial success: no doubt, because the uninitiated (typical) movie critic or fan sees only a boring […]

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Deuterium shell game

The introduction to “The Secret of the Three Bullets” (subtitled: “A New Generation of Micro-Nuclear Weapons is on the Battle Field”), by Maurizio Torrealta and Emilio Del Giudice, states that “it is just a novel… told as though it were a figment of the imagination”, and that “it is up to the reader to determine […]

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Richard Carrier: meet Barnum & Bailey.

A slogan (attributed apocryphally to PT Barnum) holds that there is no such thing as bad publicity. And it can safely be said that Richard Carrier’s scathing review of Joe Atwill and the Flavian Origins theory of Christianity brings this slogan to mind. At our Postflaviana website, we do not mind returning the favor; as […]

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