Following the publication of a new translation of Sonallah Ibrahim's "That Smell," Maurice Chammah considers the book, and its author, in light of Egypt's recent political and social upheaval.
An excerpt from Scott Korb's fantastic new book Light Without Fire: The Making of America's First Muslim College.
By Kathryn Joyce When devout Christian families made it their mission to save children from war-torn countries, the match was often far from heavenly.
So they dispatched a man with a camera into the hinterland to catch the sage on film.
Naturalized as an integral part of practice, the mass produced yoga mat is an illustrative example of niche commoditization and the way entrepreneurs savvily build microeconomies around emergent lifestyle trends.
As earlier memorials to bears and whales suggest, capitalism doesn’t diminish our need for ritual—it heightens it.
The Russian Orthodox Church is a privileged institution very much at the forefront of Russian life, with a well-developed infrastructure and considerable wealth, so why do it's leaders believe that Orthodoxy is under attack? Irina Papkova looks back over events in 2012 to explain why.
Amish books and Amish baseball. Amish are clearly having a moment... again.
Rowan Moore Gerety Few countries offer more fertile ground for a gospel of health and wealth than Mozambique, a fact that hasn't gone unnoticed by Brazilian media tycoon Edir Macedo and his pageant-loving preachers.
Don Jolly on the History Channel's sendup of the bible, "The Bible."