About Kate Donovan

Kate is a junior studying psychology and human development at Northwestern University. She is the president of Northwestern's Secular Student Alliance and a writer at Teen Skepchick, Heresy Club, and various other places around the internet. Sometimes she sleeps.

Black Beyond Belief: A Second Trailer

A few months ago, I wrote about Sean Austin’s film project: a documentary examining the intersection of religion, non-belief, philosophy, and community in the lives of black atheists.

Since I last posted, Sean has traveled to Pennsylvania and Michigan in pursuit of stories, and he has also done interviews around Chicago. Black Beyond Belief isn’t quite ready for the public, but a second trailer is here! [Read more...]

The War on Christmas is Nigh… If You Listen to FOX News

Christmas is coming, and FOX News Channel wants you to be afraid.

Very afraid. [Read more...]

Black Beyond Belief

A student at DePaul University (a religious-at-least-in-name school) is making a movie about black atheists. Black Beyond Belief aims to examine the experiences of an oft-overlooked population: the 0.5% of African-Americans who identify as non-religious. [Read more...]

An Angry New Face on the Atheist Channel

Today, there’s a new face on Patheos, a firebrand to oppose the friendly, an angry atheist who terrifies everyone in sight. What I’m saying is, today JT Eberhard joined Patheos. You might know him for his karaoke skills. Or perhaps you know of  him from his snazzy website. Maybe you’ve seen him on a bumper [Read More...]

The Wall Street Journal Covers Religious Bias at West Point

A few days ago, Jason Torpy wrote about a “strength of character” survey for the incoming class at the United States Military Academy. In attempting to determine the “personal strengths” of the cadets, West Point asked them to respond to statements as being on a scale from “like them” to “unlike them.” Most of the [Read More...]


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