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My religion teaches me that I have a responsibility to work to create a better world for humanity and for all living beings in the world that God created.
Letters to the Phoenix editor, July 2, 2010
| July 02, 2010
And so it came to pass, Roman Catholics, Mormons, and evangelical Protestants have banded together to battle, well, the rest of us — the heathens, the godless liberals, the Hitchens-reading progressives.
How an unholy alliance of Catholics, Mormons, and evangelicals seeks to control our lives
| June 25, 2010
The keys to Heaven can make for good fundraising
| June 19, 2010
Not so elementary
On June 14, 1995, around two in the afternoon, I lowered my guard. I opened myself up just barely to the notion that there might be a God who cares about me in the same way that Jesus cared about, say, his friend Mary.
Barbara Bradley Hagerty goes looking for God
| September 04, 2009
The problem with liberals' dislike of Rick Warren
The need to be consistent in the defense of the rights of all in our country — even those whose views we may find abhorrent.
MARY ANN SORRENTINO
| December 23, 2008
I have spent my entire life in the evangelical culture, so I have no idea how to function in the real world.
| July 23, 2008
If the St. John Passion is Bach’s equivalent of lesser Shakespeare, the St. Matthew Passion is Bach’s King Lear.
Bernard Haitink and the BSO; Dominique Labelle with the Handel and Haydn Society
| April 02, 2008
Knussen’s interludes, barely seven minutes, are a complex but attractive mix of the seductively creepy and the intricately lively.
Julian Kuerti leads the BSO and Leon Fleisher, Stockhausen’s Mantra at Harvard, Emmanuel’s St. John Passion
| March 12, 2008
Who said Freddy’s dead?
The Republican race is coming into focus. Well, sort of.
If the Republican convention deadlocks, a modern-day Warren G. Harding could emerge as a surprise neutral nominee
| January 23, 2008
Going on sale: January 4, 2008
Evangelicals, Pissed Jeans, Mirah, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
GOING ON SALE
| December 31, 2007
The passion of the candidate
Pity Mitt Romney, the object of religious persecution, forced to make a public speech confronting the antagonistic forces that have kept his candidacy down by attacking his faith.
Romney’s religion speech was aimed at Christian conservatives, but his model wasn’t JFK — it was Mel Gibson
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| December 12, 2007
A gay former evangelist, a kung fu expert, a German terrorist, and a bank robber walk into a documentary.
| December 05, 2007
If Bob Dylan were a real movie director, I’m Not There is probably the movie he’d make about his own life
Todd Haynes’s not-Dylan movie
| November 20, 2007
Comics for Christ
Young Laurel Templeton spends her summer vacation “kidnapped by five cyborg flies and shrunk down to insect size so [she can] travel back in time with them to save the world from an evil spider.” You know, typical stuff.
Evangelicals are speaking in bubbles — and fighting God’s war on pop culture
| October 10, 2007
There’s no doubt about it: right now, God is on the side of the atheists.
A new army of atheists is taking no prisoners in its battle with God and his self-appointed faith dealers
| June 06, 2007
Not that there’s anything wrong with that
Want to make the mainstream press squirm? Suggest that a major public figure is gay.
Big media’s big gay baggage
| November 21, 2006
Can Bush be beaten?
This article originally appeared in the November 15, 1991 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
It won’t be easy, but here’s one scenario for a Democratic victory
| November 14, 2006
Queering the Code
With close to 60 million copies in print worldwide and a film version starring Tom Hanks opening on May 18, The Da Vinci Code is a galloping success.
Leonardo da Vinci’s work is coded, all right — as gay
| May 17, 2006
Granduer and intimacy
One of the most delightful moments in Mozart comes at the very end of his Symphony No. 39 in E-flat, the first of his last trio of great symphonies.
Frühbeck de Burgos at the BSO, the Borromeos’ Schoenberg, BMOP at Club Café
| April 18, 2006
Romney's first draft
If a few recent incidents are any indication, Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, widely viewed as a likely Republican presidential hopeful in 2008, is quite concerned about the hometown press.
The Massachusetts media could play a big role in shaping Mitt’s ’08 bid — or close to none at all
| January 19, 2006
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