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Tom Araya and Slayer

The 30-year metal reign of Tom Araya and Slayer

Suicide, serial killers, Satan worship, demonic possession, hatred, violence, and depravity: succeeding as a heavy-metal band through the '80s and early '90s meant being able to withstand a gauntlet of accusations as the cause of all of society's ills.
Coolest of the heavies
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 03, 2012
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Hollywood's apes: monkey puzzle or intelligent design?

For nearly a century apes have haunted the screen, and the link between man and ape has obsessed filmmakers.
Primate directive
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 05, 2011
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Ken Miller just can’t win

What’s an honorable man to do?
Brown biology professor attacked by Darwin-hating fundies and leftie atheists alike
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  March 05, 2010
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Interview: Jane Goodall

If only there were more trees to be torn down, we could utilize them . . . to fill newspapers with the endless depressing stories out there about the environment and all its hapless inhabitants.
Creature comforts
By LANCE GOULD  |  September 25, 2009
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Evolution

From muck to stardust  
Hoopleville
By DAVID KISH  |  August 07, 2009
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Your own personal Darwin

Dorothy and Elliott Schwartz meditate on the man behind the theory
Dorothy and Elliott Schwartz meditate on the man behind the theory
By ANNIE LARMON  |  June 26, 2009


They said what?

GOP leaders have a reputation for shunning science in favor of politics: on stem-cell research, evolution, and of course, climate change. As the global-warming battle heats up, so has their often-nonsensical rhetoric.
Republican lawmakers sound off on global warming
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 08, 2009
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Springtime for Darwin

There are two stories, and two stories only.
The wars of evolution are louder than ever. What Ben Stein, Bad Religion, and a physics professor from Quincy can tell you about where you came from.
By JAMES PARKER  |  May 07, 2008
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Holy War!

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
By JAMES PARKER  |  June 06, 2007
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Coffee lids by design

Sage Lewis makes pinpricks on white paper, a constellation of dots, interrelating references or access points to dualistic planes of existence.
Four artists explore Intelligent Design
By IAN PAIGE  |  May 23, 2007
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Show me the monkey

On December 27, 1831, Charles Darwin sailed from Plymouth, England, an unpaid naturalist aboard the British brig HMS Beagle.
Darwin’s revolutionary evolutionary theory comes to the Museum of Science
By GREG COOK  |  February 27, 2007


Are you nervous?

Much as I’d prefer not to discuss politicians’ bodily fluids, it’s my duty to report that more gunk than usual seems to be oozing out of some Maine Democrats.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  August 02, 2006
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Alter ego

Jennifer Marcus is afraid, very afraid.
Jenny Chow is in good hands at WHAT
By IRIS FANGER  |  May 31, 2006
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God and Darwin

Julie Raines has been teaching biology at Yarmouth High School for 25 years. She hasn't always taught evolution.
A teacher's private battle between fact and faith
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  February 02, 2006