By Don Jolly The Bridge Beyond the Bridge: Mark Rathbun’s Search for the Future of Scientology
In Lovecraft’s most popular stories, the religious element is often shallow. However, “religion,” as a category was, for Lovecraft, a constant source of speculation and concern.
Hussein Rashid interviewed Scott Korb about his new book, Light without Fire. We've got the audio.
NRA v. Planned Parenthood; the sex we deserve, Persecution Complexes; atheist giving; corporate personhood, corporate conscience; Pareidolia; faith healing!
David F. Evans reviews Emily Raboteau's latest book, "Searching for Zion: The Quest for Home in the African Diaspora."
"The Bible" squashed the central achievement of biblical storytelling: meaningful omissions and lacunae, “story” as the seed of excited, growing interpretations.
As earlier memorials to bears and whales suggest, capitalism doesn’t diminish our need for ritual—it heightens it.
As President Obama makes his first visit to Israel today, Kiera Feldman examines Americans in the settlements... and their kitsch.
By Abby Ohlheiser With the conclave starting tomorrow, SNAP warns that a new pope can't magically fix the Catholic Church's ongoing sex abuse crisis.
The fearful narratives surrounding West African shrines and the ‘wives of the deity’ obscure the reality of these long-standing institutions, writes Julie Jenkins. With photographs by Dana Romanoff.
By Angela ZitoThis is The War. The War is far, far away, on a screen. It is terrible and distant. And most of us have never been made uncomfortable by it for a nanosecond.