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Last Supper

Hoopleville's Jesus has a request.
 Hoopleville
By DAVID KISH  |  March 27, 2013
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True Stories from History

Did you know that Jesus didn't really die on the cross?
Failure
By KARL STEVENS  |  June 01, 2012
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God listens to Santorum's speech

The Almighty follows the progress of the GOP candidates.
Failure
By KARL STEVENS  |  March 16, 2012
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Why the Republican embrace of just one Catholic issue is the height of hypocrisy

We like men in dresses as much as the next person.
Come to Jesus
By EDITORIAL  |  February 17, 2012
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The Fourth Wise Man

He didn't get much press.
Hoopleville
By DAVID KISH  |  December 23, 2011
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Review: The Mill and the Cross

Clever CGI allows the effective recreation of a 16th century Flanders.
Conceptually confusing
By GERALD PEARY  |  October 21, 2011


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Review: Machine Gun Preacher

Jesus does funny things to people: one day you're sitting on a toilet shooting heroin; the next you're building an orphanage in war-torn southern Sudan.
White-savior storyline
By ANN LEWINSON  |  September 30, 2011
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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
Illuminated manuscript
By S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  September 02, 2011
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An '80s Britpop pre-history

The pre-history of Britpop can be traced to the early-'80s Liverpool grudge match between Echo & the Bunnymen and Julian Cope's Teardrop Explodes.
Early echoes
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 19, 2011
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From Morons to Assholes

A pyramid of political insults.
Failure
By KARL STEVENS  |  July 15, 2011
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God Hates FAQS

Editors' note: We selected David S. Bernstein to serve as our resident Rapture expert, on account of his having seen all three Kirk Cameron Left Behind series film adaptations.
Everything you always wanted to know about the Rapture, but were afraid to ask
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 20, 2011


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Oh, the Humanities

The data contained within the following illustration represents the most common words found in the titles of more than 150 doctoral theses in the humanities and social sciences published in 2010.
 A word cloud representing 6,574,357 hours of scholarship
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  April 29, 2011
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Holy war

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
By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 25, 2010
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The Big Hurt: Say anything

It’s almost impossible to read a single page of YouTube comments without being confronted by society’s ugliest afflictions: ignorance, pointless fights, horrifying racism, and unfair criticism of Justin Bieber’s haircut.
The week in YouTube comments
By DAVID THORPE  |  April 09, 2010
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It's Guitar Praise! Knock off?


This was for sale in Christy's Christian Store just outside of Knoxville, TN.  I snapped some...
By Fletcher  |  January 07, 2009
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Lawn have mercy

Three years ago, a woman sold a grilled-cheese sandwich that contained the likeness of the Virgin Mary on eBay for $28,000.
A local artist is on a mission to tally the Virgin Marys in Somerville
By SHARON STEEL  |  May 23, 2007