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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Need Something To Do Thursday?

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 7:00 AM

A 2006 article in The New York Times asked if Myth Busters was the best science show on television. The general water-cooler consensus was an emphatic, "Hell, yes."

The show succeeds because it starts from common ground by taking a premise that viewers are familiar with and then taking everyone on a single journey for the truth. It's a different approach from everyone searching independently and possibly finding incorrect answers that may or may not even be to the right question.

That process is crucial to any honest inquiry into an issue. However, because of the emotion that imbues them, some of the hardest myths to bust are cultural, especially those relating to immigration.

But today, you have an opportunity to put them to the test with the Immigration Myth Busters Legal Panel, the next event in former BW news editor Nathaniel Hoffman's continuing Amor and Exile series, which explores love stories of immigrants and the struggles they face.

Several immigration lawyers and an American whose spouse was deported will be present at the event to answer any questions you have about the immigration process.

It runs from 7-9 p.m. at the Cole Marr Gallery and Coffee House and is FREE.

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