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Notes Photo April 10, 2013

(Musical) Mormon Demographics

If you've been following The Bag for a while, you know how fond we are of photos that suggest an age, race or gender breakdown of particular movements or groups.

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Notes Photo March 28, 2013

Tracking Pope Francis: Finally, That Subway Photo

My question is: why hasn't this photo circulated? It's the first one I've seen that visualizes that narrative, manifest from the beginning, of the humble elder commuting by public transportation in Buenos Aires.

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Notes Photo March 25, 2013

The Day’s Best Spanish Holy Week Penitent Photo With KKK Chase(r)

The week photos of indigenous Easter rituals in Spain proliferate like rabbits.

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Notes Photo March 21, 2013

Tracking Pope Francis: The Times They Are a-Changin'

Given my skepticism is largely misplaced, media and ministry cannot be divorced, and this Pope is the real deal, then what's there to say but: right on!

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Notes Photo March 15, 2013

Juxtaposition of the Week: The Sacred and the Profane

Sistine Chapel's sulphur/coal tar combination for the cause.

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Notes Photo March 14, 2013

Tracking Pope Francis: Rockin' the Modest

Dear Pope Francis. Congrats, you're off to a flying start.

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Notes Photo March 13, 2013

Tracking Pope Francis: Bergoglio – Kirchner

I'm keen for the opportunity of track the early visual coverage of the new Argentine Pope, appreciating how the power of imagery, celebrity and first impressions all converge around Jorge Bergoglio.

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Notes Photo March 1, 2013

Your Turn: In the Pope's Wake

What a difference a year makes.

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Notes Photo February 13, 2013

Eastwood and the Pope Make My Day

This photo from Reuter's social media gallery is hilarious.

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Notes Photo February 11, 2013

Benedict Moves On: The Pope Without a Face

From the get-go, this cold and severe man was unable to connect with the camera or the broader public, perhaps a more fatal liability in this media and telegenic era.

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Notes Photo December 12, 2012

Juxtaposition of the Day: Pope's First Tweet, By God

Pope's First Tweet, By God.

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Notes Photo September 18, 2012

What’s in a Picture? — #IslamicRage Meets #OccupyWallStreet

So many people have emailed me this photo, I wanted to hear your thoughts about it. Here’s the caption: Egyptian protesters wearing Guy Fawkes masks pose for a photo graffiti on a wall of the U.S. embassy during a protest in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. Egyptian protesters, largely...

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Notes Photo September 17, 2012

Newsweek's "Rage" Cover: Doubling Down on Islamic Hate

I have to say, it takes some doing to actually turn the cover of a national news magazine, and a supposedly mainstream on at that, into its own, one-pass version of the Muhammed hate video. It’s one thing to pose a wailing, two-fisted image as a starting point to...

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Notes Photo September 3, 2012

Romney Crowds Start to Eerily Reflect Norman Rockwell

With the white shirt and skinny tie with the shiny clasp, the crew cuts, the rosy-faced kids, the citizens lined up in a row with their eyes gazing upward, even the Romney’s audiences, now, are starting to look straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting. For months, we’ve been...

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Notes Photo July 13, 2012

Businessweek Cover: The Mormon Empire, Burger King and Romney the Almighty

To the extent Romney and Bain Capital donated $2 million worth of Burger King stock to the Mormon Church, this almost doubles as a "church and treasury" warning poster.

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Notes Photo July 4, 2012

Hell’s Fire, the Air Force Stealth Chapel, and a More Cosmic Evil

If you’re looking for a visual representation of the End of Days, this image is as good as any.

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Notes Photo May 14, 2012

Return of "The One"?: Our Take on the Newsweek Obama "Gay Messiah" Cover

As Obama closed in on the presidency in 2008, the McCain campaign launched a “messiah” attack. Here we go again?

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Notes Photo April 29, 2012

Foreign Policy's Painted Lady: Sex Issue Cover Model Too Sexy For "Her Burqa"

Foreign Policy quickly went viral last week, illustrating the public’s appetite for serious coverage of global gender issues. Ironically, the visuals that graced the cover and accompanied the essay suggest that FP’s editors thought they needed to appeal to a different appetite in order to sell their magazine.

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