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staff writer chris faraone rides the rapture bus

Photos: Staff writer Chris Faraone's ride on the Rapture bus

There were nine days left
The Rapture Bus | New York City | May 12, 2011
By PAUL QUITORIANO  |  May 20, 2011
Eternal Earth-Bound Pets

Interview: Eternal Earth-Bound Pets founder Bart Centre

Pets — no matter how cuddly — lack souls. While their pious masters are frolicking with Jesus, loyal puppies, adorable kitties, and stalwart goldfish will find themselves alone in a terrifying hell on Earth.
 Because there’s no doggie door to Heaven
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  May 20, 2011
rapture pets comic

COMIC: Meet the rapture pets!

After the Rapture, God will reward the suffering of the righteous with infinite, indescribable joy.  
The adorable adventures of the lil 'est left-behinders

Larry Flynt on the end of days, and why politicians can't keep it in their pants

Larry Flynt is no stranger to religious freaks. He's been one himself — converted aboard his private jet, back in 1977, by Jimmy Carter's sister.
Great hustle
By SCOTT FAYNER  |  May 20, 2011

Storming New York with Harold Camping's Rapture warriors

I'm riding shotgun through Times Square in a flatbed truck draped with placards, advertising the impending End of Days: HAVE YOU HEARD THE AWESOME NEWS?
There were nine days left
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 20, 2011

All good things must come to an end

Gayle looked up at Oprah from the cool stone floor. This idea struck her as . . . mostly bad.
My favorite things
By JOE KEOHANE  |  May 20, 2011


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

Bliss of Rapture

Okay, I'm not happy , exactly, that, as a Jew, I am excluded from Saturday's date with Heaven's eternal rewards, and will instead be left to suffer through great tribulations before perishing, with the rest of the Army of the Antichrist, as a dismemb
Farewell, Christians — don't let the gates of paradise hit you on the ass on your way out
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 20, 2011
A brief history of the end of the world, 2000-2011, in newspaper covers

A brief history of the end of the world, 2000-2011, in newspaper covers

 If you're doing a double-take on the way past one of our red Boston Phoenix boxes this week, you're not alone -- Faraone amused himself...
By Carly Carioli  |  May 19, 2011