The Iranian rapper Shahin Najafi has ignited controversy with his latest song, which refers to a highly revered Shiite Muslim cleric. Now an Islamist website has offered $100,000 for anyone who kills Najafi.
Hear historian Dr. Daniel Greene speak about his new book, The Jewish Origins of Cultural Pluralism. In it, he traces the emergence of cultural pluralism to a group of Jewish college students and intellectuals who faced challenges as they sought to integrate themselves into the early 20th-century American academic and literary circles.
The story of a Brazilian man who died after performing the role of Judas in the Passion of the Christ inspired writer Ian Belknap to think about this story as a performance piece gone inspirationally wrong.