Monthly archive June, 2008

You Say Journalism, I Say Betrayal

Sharlet: Harper's editor Bill Wasik and I talk about The Family and how the article we collaborated on as author and editor five years became a book. Here's an excerpt.

Obama’s Exorcism

It looks like it's the end of the line for Clinton and the beginning of a new battle for Obama, and that means it's time for the press to do what it does best -- tidy up the tale, craft a chronicle of inevitability, obscure its own role in the political process...

What's Next, L'il Buddy?

Time‘s Steven Gray follows up Obama’s decision to resign from Trinity United Church of Christ with what we think is the most logical and interesting story: How does the church move on? Of course, for a major media media outlet to ask this question now is a little bit like a bully extending a hand...

This Guy!

Jesse Sunenblick, a former Revealer, writes: “i know you’re probably sick of the subject, but you should write about this guy. he is a wacky American creation: an Indian weened on the Brady Bunch (hence the nickname “Bobby”), who converted to Catholicism, and whose possible introduction into the presidential race smacks of racial profiteering. he’s more...

We're All Gay Episcopalians Now

There's some irony in an Episcopalian informing us that the concerns of the Anglican Communion, which has in the past been the dominant church of an empire (Britain's) and a rising power (America, before we became an empire, back when Episcopalians were even more overrepresented in Congress than they are today) should concern us all......