New today from the Century:
- Beth Felker Jones on the demise of the Purple Pie Man: "My school-aged self was intrigued by the Purple Pie Man. Since then, kids' TV has spun off in two directions: more violence for boys, threatless universes for girls."
- Sarah Azaransky on the civil rights movement and the global community
- Greg Carey reviews Geza Vermes, who "provides a compelling sketch of the charismatic trajectory in ancient Judaism and locates Jesus within that pattern." (subscription required)
- Carol Howard Merritt on technology and ethics
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