Omarosa. Buckley. Auto Pulitzer. Matrix. Judith Bloom.

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I suppose the fact that I even know who Omarosa is should be a bit of an embarrassment. The tart tongued, blame-game, saucy vixen arrived on the scene in Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice,” and symbolizes celebrity’s penchant for “being known for being known” over known-ness for accomplishment. Today it is revealed that she has been fired four times prior to the Apprentice.

I met William F. Buckley when we co-moderated a debate between Dominic Crossan (Jesus Seminar) and William Lane Craig. Today he answers ten questions for TIME, including revealing his views on The Passion. TIME also did a decent job of outlining various views on “Why Jesus had to die.”

Bill Romanowski laid out the tension between high culture and pop culture in his “Pop Culture Wars” book. Yesterday the battle raged as a car column won a Pulitzer for “criticism,” a category generally reserved for the arts.

Matrix fans can now buy the final DVD in the trilogy with footage that “explains” the meaning. If Keanu Reeves commentary is an example, we’ll be more baffled than ever: “Humans are supposed to be free in the Matrix but they are really imprisoned, and programs are now trying to escape, either because of deletions or other kinds of situations like the Merovingian (played by Lambert Wilson) who is now using the Matrix as a forum for a free place to exist. . . . (We’re) dealing with a kind of evolution of entities — programs, humans, machines and nature.”

And Judith Bloom fans are thrilled to learn she is going to the movies.

Remember, “these are the best of times and the worst of times, but they are the only times we have.” (For Now).

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