Whew! It was a long, hot, wet, ground shakin’ August here in New York.  But we’re back!

See our fall reading schedule here!

Tonight and this weekend at Dorothy Strelsin Theater, 312 West 36th Street at 8 pm, see two plays, Dictionary of the Khazars and Dirty Paki Lingerie, followed by a panel of journalists and academics in discussion.  Panelists include Jeremy Walton, Jo Piazza, Orit Avishai, and Cantor Elizabeth Sacks. Here’s information about the theater.

Abu Dhabi Gallup asked around and found that “Religion does Not Color Views About Violence.”  A particular gem from the poll: nearly half of those in the US and Canada see military attacks on civilians as sometimes justified.

Mel Gibson’s penance for years of anti-Semitism?  Producing a movie about the Jewish hero Judah Maccabee.  (h/t Angela Zito)

I can’t wait to see what Frequencies, a “collaborative geneology of spirituality” curated by Kathryn Lofton and John Lardas Modern (and produced by The Immanent Frame and Killing the Buddha) are going to come up with for 9/11!  The project  offers a new piece of writing and artwork each day and has so far featured, among others, Peter Manseau on “This American Life,” and Amy Hollywood on “Enthusiasm.”  Collect all 100 here.


More evidence that the organized religious world is splitting across the LGBT rights divide.