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40 Years of The Exorcist

40 Years of The Exorcist

2013 marks not just 40 years of Roe v. Wade but 40 years of The Exorcist, the classic horror movie about piety and possession in a little girl's upstairs bedroom.

Commie Harry

“What really makes these critics hate Million Dollar Baby is not its supposedly radical politics — which are nonexistent — but its lack of sentimentality. It is, indeed, no Rocky, and in our America that departure from the norm is itself a form of cultural radicalism.” Frank Rich has Clint Eastwood’s back in the Christian conservative culture skirmish over Million Dollar...
The Longest Hunger Strike

The Longest Hunger Strike

By Ann Neumann There are two places in the U.S. where you can be fed against your will: a Catholic hospital and a prison.
Removing the Magic

Removing the Magic

Quoting Charles Taylor quoting Schiller; from his essay "Disenchantment--Reenchantment" in The Joy of Secuarlism, now out in paperback.
An Event in the History of the Human Mind

An Event in the History of the Human Mind

"Panopticism is a form of knowledge and a form of power."
More Songs of Kabir

More Songs of Kabir

From Patton Burchett's "Religions of India" class, 28 poems after Kabir, the celebrated 15-16th century devotional poet and social critic from northern India.
Holy Regulation

Holy Regulation

William Hogeland on Herman Husband, the War of the Regulation and his new book, Founding Finance
The Icewoman Cometh: Fordham's Brush with Ann Coulter

The Icewoman Cometh: Fordham’s Brush with Ann Coulter

By Jack Downey A student group's reasons for uninviting Ann Coulter from a visit to Fordham University should be troubling.
Suffering Meant Something Different

Suffering Meant Something Different

From "The Eye," a short story by Alice Monro, excerpted from her new book of short stories, Dear Life, at The Guardian.
"Nones" and Money

“Nones” and Money

By Jeff Sharlet Just as the election blinds the press to the bigger, enduring story -- reality -- of massive and growing inequality in the U.S., so the Pew study of the Nones has distracted many from what I think are the most interesting numbers.
Alone with The Misfit

Alone with The Misfit

"Jesus was the only One that ever raised the dead," The Misfit continued, "and He shouldn't have done it."

I Don’t Speak Jive: the FLOTUS Speech

by Nora Connor I heard the sound of right-wing internal organs. hitting the floor in bloody lumps one after the other, as if she were Uma Thurman taking on Lucy Liu’s goon squad in Kill Bill. But was she?