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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
Among other things, your editorial calling for the Catholic Church to be punitively taxed for its anti-abortion lobbying suffers from a breathtaking lack of inconsistency.
Letters to the Boston editor, December 11, 2009
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| December 11, 2009
Few of us bother to go to church, so Mainers must find ways to reuse our houses of worship, just as we do our riverside mills in this post-industrial age. While several restaurants have put mothballed mill buildings to use, Grace Restaurant's repurposin
Sweet tastes, beautiful building, heavenly reward
| September 04, 2009
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
Review: Fifty Dead Men Walking
In the 1980s in Northern Ireland, a petty hustler named Martin McGartland (Jim Sturgess) went from street-corner obscurity to playing a major role in the war in Belfast between Catholics and Protestants, as he swore allegiance to the militant branch of
Fast-paced but uninvolving
| August 21, 2009
It's time to party!
Doug Kimmel and Ron Schwiser were married 40 years ago by a Presbyterian minister. They've lived in Hancock — where they pay taxes, attend church, and volunteer in the community — for more than 20 years. Yet, they are virtual strangers in the eyes of t
Get your friends together and marshal support for marriage
| August 07, 2009
Time to Dance? Dance. Dance!
Although Island Moving Co. has moved their summer dance concerts inside, after 20 years of battling the elements at outdoor venues around Newport, they have chosen an unusual and historic site — the 1699 Great Friends Meeting House, the oldest surviving
Island Moving Co. Takes It Inside
| July 24, 2009
Jim Bob Duggar
A conservative Baptist, former Arkansas state legislator, and star of TLC mini-series stinkers such as “14 Kids and Pregnant Again” and “17 Kids and Counting,” Jim Bob Duggar is a cultural carpetbagger with little regard for his wife's vagina. His 20 puk
Boston Phoenix Staff
| March 26, 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
A revolutionary, Ralph Nader, a Baptist minister, and two former congressmen from Georgia are all running for president in Rhode Island.
On the Rhode Island ballot: a revolutionary, conservatives — and Ralph Nader, of course
| October 29, 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
Tales by the Sea
When Island Moving Co. decides on a collaborative project to celebrate their 25th anniversary, they go for broke.
Island Moving Co.’s Newport Stories
| September 18, 2007
“Evelyn was an insomniac so when they say she died in her sleep, you have to question that.”
Garrison Keillor on his new novel of Lake Wobegon
| September 12, 2007
Taking tolerance overseas
Hate violence between Catholics and Protestants plagued Northern Ireland for decades.
Stemming hate violence
| August 15, 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
Out of Ireland
You hardly know whether to exude an exculpatory tear or a banshee scream this week.
A Night in November ; By the Bog of Cats
| October 18, 2006
Thou shalt pop corn
Okay, okay, I confess. I thought the whole Little Lad’s thing was a little strange, especially when I heard whisperings of the founders being religious.
Little Lad's has a big draw
| August 09, 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
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