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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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More than Mormons

Despite the comparably juicy family dysfunction it offers, Big Love hasn't achieved the iconic status of its HBO predecessor The Sopranos . Maybe viewers relate better to the mob than to Mormons.
The big love that dare not speak its name
By JOYCE MILLMAN  |  January 08, 2010
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Latter day taint

Fifteen years ago, Glenn Beck was a small-market DJ with a drinking problem, no friends, and bleak professional prospects. Today, he’s a Fox News superstar averaging 2.4 million viewers, an inexorably successful author, and the leader of a popular movem
How Glenn Beck is driven by Mormonism — and why his fellow faithful (including Mitt Romney) should be worried
By ADAM REILLY  |  October 09, 2009
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Various artists | Spiritual Jazz: Esoteric, Modal, and Deep Jazz from the Underground, 1968-1977

Apple-pie Mormon missionaries the Millers travel through Iran to spread the gospel of Joseph Smith among Muslims and Zoroastrians, and their kid discovers the glorious sound of the santur.
Jazzman (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  April 24, 2009
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Morality stories

“Mary Bean” isn’t who she says she is — the trial that follows the factory girl’s death certainly illuminates that much.
Mary Bean  embraces the ambiguity of real life
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 27, 2008

Bewilderedbeests

In  two   weeks  of “Talking Politics” columns about Massachusetts politics, David S. Bernstein has left us bewildered about what candidates think.
Letters to the Boston editor: September 14, 2007
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 12, 2007


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Mitt’s thorny threesome

Whatever Mitt Romney is doing in a few years, he’ll always have the Summer of ’07.
How will a trio of new media developments affect the Romney presidential campaign?
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 22, 2007

They're coming to America

In response to your call for “compassionate limits” with regard to immigration: no matter how high the limits, how long the fences, how fierce the sharks or fast the coyotes, no matter how endless the desert, workers will supply the demand for cheap, unf
Letters to the Boston editor, May 19, 2006
By EDITORIAL  |  May 17, 2006
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Mitt can’t pull a JFK

Sorry, Mitt, but the JFK approach isn’t going to cut it.
The Mormon speech Mitt Romney needs to give
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 12, 2006