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An un-common culture war
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How delighted the Chicago-based rapper Common must be to find that someone still views him as controversial. It's getting harder to shock people in these jaded times, especially for a guy who is becoming less well-known for his edgy rap lyrics than for writing children's books, appearing in The Gap ads and costarring in romantic comedies like "Just Wright" with Queen Latifah. But, ah, these also are politically polarized times.