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Stephen Asma

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Professor of Philosophy at Columbia College Chicago, and author of On Monsters: An Unnatural History of Our Worst Fears and Why I Am a Buddhist: No-Nonsense Buddhism with Red Meat and Whiskey

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On its way to becoming the top grossing film of all time, James Cameron's  Avatar  is already famous for more than its mind-boggling 3-D special effects.

Avatar: Science Fiction Channels the Culture Wars

On its way to becoming the top grossing film of all time, James Cameron's Avatar is already famous for more than its mind-boggling 3-D special effects.

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When it comes to matters of race, the entertainment industry fails its increasingly diverse audience, time and again.

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