Offensive or dumb? The New York Post publishes provocative banner headline.
In the post-911 age, there are various ways to approach staying culturally relevant. There's the route of The Onion, which took on history -- and Terrorism, and America -- head-on. Then there's this week's Saturday Night Live, which I'm shocked completely hid in a hole (polar bear jokes? that's not levity, that's cowardice). Perhaps most interesting of all, though, there's Buffy. Josh Whedon, the show's creator, has a mind similar to X-Files provocateur, Chris Carter. They both see the value of nuance: subtle hints are more provoking than big statements. Last night's season (and network) premier nicely hinted at themes of death and rebirth with a collapsing structure -- the very structure from which Buffy killed and sacrificed herself last season, perhaps a twin tower of logical capitalism -- came crumbling down. In her cycle of death and rebirth through a public structure, she returns the world a little closer to reality.
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