A ‘Christian Perspective’ on the Demise of Intelligent Design

Paul Wallace, a physicist and Christian, has added to the pile of obituaries of the Intelligent Design movement. Jason Rosenhouse wrote one back in November: In the mid-nineties it was possible to wonder seriously if ID was a serious intellectual movement, or just another fad that would die out on its own. That verdict is [Read More…]

50/50, a Movie About Terminal Illness, Sidesteps a Big Question

In the recent film 50/50, Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a young professional with his life seemingly worked out: a rewarding career, a charming girlfriend, and a nice house. But then he hears the worst news he could expect: those pains he’s been having in his back are due to a rare form of spinal cancer. It’s an [Read More…]

Chuck Klosterman Says Tim Tebow Makes Blind Faith a ‘Viable Option’

I’m a big fan of Chuck Klosterman. He writes about pop culture and sports from a personal perspective, documenting what it truly feels like to participate in a media-saturated culture. But a recent column he wrote for Grantland about Tim Tebow didn’t impress me. It starts with a promising thought experiment: Imagine that you’re a [Read More…]

Lowe’s Pulls Ad From TLC’s ‘All-American Muslim’

TLC’s All-American Muslim is a reality show depicting five Lebanese-American families in Dearborn, MI. I haven’t seen it, but this review from Entertainment Weekly‘s Ken Tucker sure makes it sound harmless: These “characters” are all reasonably appealing, either charming or entertainingly irritating in the tradition of reality TV, though the show is edited at a snail’s [Read More…]

Catholic League Announces ‘Adopt an Atheist’ Campaign

You remember Bill Donohue, right? He’s the president of [Read more…]