Does He Lead a Triple Life?

It’s summer and I’m home. Don’t judge me. I was watching an old episode of True Life on MTV and the episode was about people who lead double lives. One of the subjects was Mitch, a 22-year-old who is an “adult filmmaker with two girlfriends.” The girls don’t know about each other — or what [Read More...]

The Bechdel Test for Your Faith

You may have heard of the Bechdel Test for Women in Movies — it measures the “active presence of female characters in Hollywood films and just how well rounded and complete those roles are.” For a movie to pass this test, it has to have: (1) two or more female characters; (2) who talk to [Read More...]

Blaghag Blogathon

Jen McCreight is doing a 24-hour blogathon today to raise money for the Secular Student Alliance! Last year, she raised just over $500. This year, she’s trying to reach a whopping $3,000. (As I write this, she’s a third of the way there.) Take some time to visit her page and, if you can, contribute [Read More...]

Mark Twain Would Have Been an Excellent New Atheist

Mark Twain instructed that his uncensored, complete autobiography not be published for 100 years after his death. He died in 1910. You can do the math. The book doesn’t come out until November but Newsweek has a wonderful excerpt: About once a year some pious public library banishes Huck Finn from its children’s department, and [Read More...]

What Can You Buy for $39?

A one-way ticket for selected flights on Southwest. A reduced ticket to “The Price is Right Live” in Las Vegas. A ticket for Section 107 at Minute Maid Park for an Astros game. A prayer vigil with the Pope. Wait, what? The charges — believed to be a first for a papal event — are [Read More...]