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A Biologist's Book of Revelation

"Munir Virani is a biologist, the name of his field spawning from the Greek root word for life. And yet he and many others in his field have become the equivalent of hospice workers..." Revealer alumnus Meera Subramanian writes about the slow, sad apocalypse of biolgists who are "monitoring to extinction."

Adapting Ritual.

Meera Subramanian, senior editor at our sister site Killing the Buddha, has an article in today's Wall Street Journal on the crisis Parsis now face with the extinction of vultures; since the time of Herodotus, they have relied on these birds to dispose of their dead. Subramanian writes:
In the earthly realm of...

Science and Spirit

Jeff Sharlet: My longtime collaborator and frequent Revealer contributor Peter Manseau has been given charge of a magazine called Science and Spirit. I'll have lots more to say about it soon, but in the meantime, check out Peter's inaugural issue. Peter writes on Ben Stein's Expelled. Meera Subramanian, another Revealer veteran, writes on...

The Happiness of Alligators

Meera Subramanian: On this December day, it is a comfortable sixty-five degrees in the shade and there are alligators to think about. How, exactly, do such man-eating creatures fit into the divine scheme of things according to God?

The Revealer Family, Published

It's been a great week for readers, thanks to a suite of articles by members of The Revealer's family of writers.  Covering issues from reality-based food to women's travel, from the health care crisis to Zionist activism to religious compounds in Missouri, we're proud to have such talented and diverse writers' names to drop! Former Revealer...

Oil Apocalypse

It's been six weeks since the Deep Water Horizon sank to the bottom of the Gulf waters. The Revealer's collected a number of articles and essays that examine what the spill means for the future of environmental activism, faith leaders, free-market supporters, and the animal and human inhabitants of a now-polluted region:
An op-ed by...

“Paradise Now” and Power of Transformation

By Meera Subramanian In Palestine, the enemy is many things. The enemy takes your land and holds you captive. The enemy launches bombs that leave the whitened stones of the West Bank in a mass of rubble that merges with the dust of the land. The enemy walks along the beachside boardwalk unaware of your...
In The World

In The World

By Natasja Sheriff From Tibet, Burma and India, the first of a weekly round-up of religion-related news from around the world.

Aryan Jihad and the Elephant in America’s Living Room

A holy war is a holy war is a holy war? By Meera Subramanian Here’s a riddle for you: How can a small neo-Nazi march, organized to draw attention to the alleged persecution of white people by black people, and a counter-demonstration of approximately 600 blacks, take place in Ohio and not spur a single...

Give Us This Day Our Daily Links

Where it's due:  A giant cheer to our fellow traveler Meera Subramanian (Killing the Buddha) for having her "India's Vanishing Vultures" (VQR, Spring 2011) named as one of the best long form articles of the year. Hitch Heaven: Ross Douthat, the super smarmy New York Times op-ed columnist known for giving women and...

Where’s the Love?

14 February 2009 Indian canoodling couples face the wrath of the Sri Ram Sene. By Meera Subramanian On January 24th, a group of self-proclaimed morality police stormed Amnesia, a swank and dimly lit bar in the city of Mangalore, in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. As television cameras rolled for the staged event (apparently...