Salman Rushdie Will Write His Memoirs

Whenever Salman Rushdie‘s memoir comes out, I’m going to stop whatever I’m doing to read it. “I just thought it might be time to tell that story,” Rushdie said. “I always for a long time didn’t want to tell it. First of all I was in it and that was not likeable. Then I got [Read More...]

How is Christopher Hitchens Doing?

Christopher Hitchens, author of God is Not Great and Hitch-22, appeared on the Hugh Hewitt show late last week to talk about his memoir and his health. HH: Now Christopher, since we last spoke, your illness you disclosed on the web, and people will want to know off the bat how you are doing, and [Read More...]

If Christians Would Listen, What Would You Say to Them?

***Update***: Bjorn compiled a list of what people are saying about Christians in this thread. It’s not looking so good… … My friend Jim Henderson (he who once bought my soul on eBay) has a new book out called The Outsider Interviews. Jim didn’t ask me to write this (or to promote the book), but [Read More...]

Why is Stephen Prothero So Hard on Atheists?

It’s not easy to defend Stephen Prothero when he writes about atheists. I wrote before that he knows a lot about our “community” even if he wrongly calls atheism a religion with our own brand of fundamentalists. His new book is God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World — and [Read More...]

Hitchens to Undergo Chemotherapy

Christopher Hitchens has had to cancel a lot of his recent appearances promoting Hitch-22. He finally released a short statement about it: I have been advised by my physician that I must undergo a course of chemotherapy on my esophagus. This advice seems persuasive to me. I regret having had to cancel so many engagements [Read More...]