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August 14, 2017
An American Body Politic
A show about Russian spies living in D.C. during the Cold War easily brings to...
June 21, 2017
A Conversation with Lauren Winner, Part 2
By Mary Kenagy Mitchell Continued from yesterday. This post originally appeared as a web-exclusive feature accompanying Image issue 84....
May 18, 2017
Trump and the Borgias: The Stuff of Great TV
It’s hard to imagine that anyone would look back on this period of American history...
May 15, 2017
The Madding Crowd
Why is it that we so often gain courage or cowardice to do bad from...
March 30, 2017
Share If You Agree
I have had it with the rage. It might drive me off social media. At...
March 02, 2017
I Am an American
I refresh the page, I refresh the page, I turn away for a few minutes,...
February 27, 2017
Uncle Tom’s Cabin
and Our Rumbling Nation
This is an age of the world when nations are trembling and convulsed. A mighty...
February 06, 2017
How To Arm Yourself Against Irrationality
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have...
January 31, 2017
The Casserole Dish Manifesto
By Tony Woodlief. I possessed a consummate ideology before I had children. It was a...
November 17, 2016
There is More to See: A Letter from Gregory Wolfe
Dear friends, We are entering a season of thanksgiving, and soon we’ll begin a season...
November 02, 2016
The Best Words: Selections from the Sex Tapes of Tremendous Male Poets
I knew a woman, lovely in her bones, When small birds sighed, she would sigh...
September 13, 2016
My September 11 Story, and Ours, Part II
For Scott Simon, and for Bill Craven Continued from yesterday. In the back of my...
June 27, 2016
Dead People: Leszek Kolakowski (1927-2009)
For Gregory Wolfe The following is an excerpt from Meis’s new book Dead People, published...
June 15, 2016
More Incisive, More Powerful, More Permanent: Cast Your Vote for
A political season is upon us. I’m guessing that whatever your party affiliation or philosophical...
April 04, 2016
Choose Life, North Carolina
This day, I call upon the heaven and the earth as witnesses: I have set...
March 17, 2016
Changing Positions: A Meditation for Campaign Season
(With help from Donovan, D. T. Suzuki, Qingyuan Weixin, Wallace Stevens, democracy, REM, Bonnie Raitt,...
March 15, 2016
Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry
The Detroit Institute of Art (DIA) is obviously not a religious institution. But damn if...
February 29, 2016
Love Your Enemies for Lent
Another campaign season is upon us with a vengeance. Actually it's campaign seasons—since the U.S....
December 14, 2015
The Greater Evil: Proscription or Compulsion?
There’s a new law in China, and it’s aimed at weakening a faith. As the...
September 10, 2015
A Lottery for Barbarians
From time to time in my unorthodox career, I’ve found myself teaching a class—be it...
May 28, 2015
What Is a Christian?
According to recent survey by the Pew Research Center, the number of U.S. adults who...
April 21, 2015
What Will Pass for Mercy
By Brian Volck “Do not say God is just. Justice has not been evident in...
April 01, 2015
Never Again: Netanyahu’s Holocaust Cliché
In the air, on the air, tunneling through cables, conquering newsrooms, occupying the mouths of...
February 26, 2015
The Courage of Men
By Suzanne M. Wolfe Twenty one men dressed in orange jump-suits are kneeling in a...
January 05, 2015
#BlackLivesMatter to Poets
Poets are rising to the cause, hands raised ("Don't shoot!") but hands also holding pencils...
October 08, 2014
Renouncing the Gridiron
I gave up sports for the same reason I gave up politics and pornography. I...
September 15, 2014
When news broke this summer that Sunni extremists with ISIS, the Islamic State in Iraq...
August 08, 2014
Righteous Minds Left and Right
The orthodontist’s new office has a waiting room tricked out with video games—even a genuine...
August 05, 2013
The American Divide
This is not an essay about politics but I have to begin with politics because...
July 03, 2013
It’s Always 1984
July 4, 1984. I don’t remember the day, but surely jokes were made back then;...
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