Chapel Perilous: Notes From The New York Occult Revival

Chapel Perilous: Notes From The New York Occult Revival

Don Jolly reports on New Yorkers attempting to revive and study the occult.
Weekend Links: Tattooed Jesus, Putin's Repression, the Mahabharat TV Series, and more!

Weekend Links: Tattooed Jesus, Putin’s Repression, the Mahabharat TV Series, and more!

A round-up of religion and media stories from around the web.
The Patient Body: Hospitals and the Pretense of Charity

The Patient Body: Hospitals and the Pretense of Charity

“The Patient Body” is a monthly column by Ann Neumann about issues at the intersection of religion and medicine.
The Last Twentieth Century Book Club: Speak Out!

The Last Twentieth Century Book Club: Speak Out!

The Last Twentieth Century Book Club, is an ongoing monthly column exploring religious ephemera by Don Jolly .
Diminishing Returns: Sufi Shrines in Pakistan's Politics

Diminishing Returns: Sufi Shrines in Pakistan’s Politics

From Pakistan, Umar Farooq looks at the diminishing political role of Sufi saints and shrines in a rapidly urbanizing Pakistan.
Bangladesh: Taking Sides

Bangladesh: Taking Sides

In the aftermath of contested elections, Nayma Qayum looks at the origins of continuing tensions in Bangladesh and a growing ideological divide.
Performing Piety

Performing Piety

Maurice Chammah reviews a new book on Egypt's swing towards public religiosity and the celebrities who reinvented their image as beacons of worship and charity.
HelalSexShop.com

HelalSexShop.com

Elizabeth Hewitt writes about a new halal sex shop in Turkey.
In The News: Is Santa White? Is the Pope a Marxist? What's a Christian Hipster?

In The News: Is Santa White? Is the Pope a Marxist? What’s a Christian Hipster?

A round-up of recent religion & media news.
Mountains of Mulide: A Wartime Refuge

Mountains of Mulide: A Wartime Refuge

Rowan Moore Gerety travels to northern Mozambique to visit the granite caves of Mulide that served as both church and refuge during the country's civil war.
Hitting the Wall: Art in Pakistan

Hitting the Wall: Art in Pakistan

From Karachi, Saba Imtiaz reports on the art scene in Pakistan and the challenges artists face when they choose religion and politics as their themes.
Intersections: Plate Interviews Gregory Grieve

Intersections: Plate Interviews Gregory Grieve

S. Brent Plate interviews digital religion scholar Gregory Price Grieve, a pioneer in the emerging field of religion in digital games.