The Rise Of Islamo-Erotica

(Image: “God Is Great” by Makan Emadi) Betwa Shermer has a really interesting piece about Muslim artists in America who incorporate nudes into their art. ┬áDefenses of nudity in art as permissible by Islamic standards: The Lebanese-born artist, who now lives in New York, insists that the taboo stems from a conservative society and not [Read More...]

Christopher Hitchens On “Crucibles: Past and Present”

A couple of weeks ago, Christopher Hitchens delivered “The Fifth Annual Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture” and then was interviewed by Salman Rushdie. ┬áDuring the speech he quoted this superb poem from Edna St. Vincent Millay: Conscientious Objector I shall die, but that is all that I shall do for Death. I hear him [Read More...]


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