How to watch ‘Veep’ season four: It’s a good show, but it’s still a long time away from its first big finale

After eight seasons of rambling, nonsensical television, “Veep” season four is finally here.As much as “Veampix” has been an inspiration for aspiring actors, it’s also a good time to revisit the origins of the series, a decade-long odyssey that started with the sitcom’s opening episode in 2007.This episode, which premiered on Nov. 19, takes a […]

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What do Buddhism and Buddhism’s adherents believe?

The term “Buddhists” was coined in the 1920s by a British scholar to describe followers of Indian religion who believed that all living beings were created by God, with no soul, and had no identity.Today, it refers to adherents of various religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity, but it’s often used interchangeably.The Oxford Dictionary defines […]

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When shakers became Irish, they’re not shakers anymore

When shaker culture broke out in Dublin in the 1980s, it was hailed as a major cultural change for the Irish nation.Now, Irish folk music and dance, dubbed shakers, are in the spotlight, with thousands of Irish fans attending gigs around the country.But the shaker community in Ireland is also facing the challenge of growing […]

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How the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria got its name

NEW YORK — The Islamic State group, now the world’s most-wanted terrorist group, has become a religious phenomenon.Its followers, known as “caliphate” fighters, often dress in black, wear black beards and carry weapons.They often fight alongside their brothers in the Iraqi or Syrian rebel ranks.The Islamic State is not the only group to use religious […]

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