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The Romans captured and killed Jesus because the revolutionary movement he launched challenged the most powerful empire the world had ever known: That’s what REZA ASLAN says – his amazing new book is ZEALOT: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.
Reza will be in conversation with Rainn Wilson tomorrow/Thurs at 8pm at All Saints Church in Beverly Hills at 504 North Camden Dr. – it’s a benefit for the LA Review of Books. tix $20 HERE .
Plus: Today Obama talked about the economy in “a major policy speech.” He said “we have more work to do,” and that he “hopes we can do it together.” Wow! HAROLD MEYERSON will comment – he writes a column for the Washington Post op-ed page and he’s editor-at-large of The American Prospect.
Also: Big news in the art world: Jeffrey Deitch is resigning as head of MOCA, the Museum of Contemoprary Art in LA. CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT explains why Deitch failed–also why MOCA matters, and what’s next for the struggling museum. Christopher is art critic for the LA Times.