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God's popularity drops
God needs to get better press.
| July 27, 2012
God listens to Santorum's speech
The Almighty follows the progress of the GOP candidates.
| March 16, 2012
Driven to extremes
I start to worry about my judgment when I see that the things I like about some films rouse people to litigation and rioting. For...
| October 10, 2011
When God Walked Through the Projects
Boston's crack era effectively began in late 1986, when Darryl Whiting stepped into Roxbury's Orchard Park projects.
Twenty years after he became the first man in the state to get life in prison for dealing crack, Darryl Whiting's twisted legacy lives on
GEORGE P. HASSETT
| October 07, 2011
Review: Higher Ground
True to the film's title, Vera Farmiga tries to elevate the bitter dialogue between secularism and fundamentalism to higher ground, regarding both sides with compassion and clarity.
Farmiga's directorial debut
| September 09, 2011
In his new graphic novel, Craig Thompson wins an argument with God
This book is a gorgeous object; to make it, Thompson apparently covered himself in honey and rolled around in a thousand years of Arabic calligraphy and Islamic art, and the result is breathtaking — the amount of ink expended on one resplendent panel aft
| September 02, 2011
We live in Massachusetts, with troubles of our own. So why should we care about What's the Matter with Kansas? , the title of Thomas Frank's new book?
Thomas Frank goes to the heartland
| July 29, 2011
May 21 came and went, and nobody got lifted naked skyward into Heaven.
| May 27, 2011
Review: Cappella Clausura in Ordo Virtutum
Sex and the single (it’s the only one we have) 12th-century opera? That’s what an early-music outfit was promising at the First Lutheran Church of Boston this past Sunday.
Cappella Clausura tames the Devil at the First Lutheran Church on November 12, 2010
| November 19, 2010
Checking in with the Westboro Baptist Church
I went to a picketing of a "pervert-run" high school by the infamous Westboro Baptist Church ...
| June 25, 2010
Greg Epstein, Atheist Superstar
Once an intellectual taboo, atheism has become one of the great growth industries of the third millennium.
Can Harvard's humanist chaplain save nonbelief from itself?
| November 27, 2009
Fletcher, MRTPQ, Box of Sound, Jew Know, Wild Light and WTF
Today Fletcher reviews Leonard Part 6, we talk about higher powers in the MRTPQ, see w...
| April 08, 2009
Wrestle in peace
In a life of many garlands and much renown, it was Mailer’s strange engagement with literary destiny always to be trapped on the wrong side of his art.
Remembering Mailer, the blustery king of American letters
| November 14, 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
The wrath of God
This Greek tragedy is a triumph
| October 24, 2005
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