The Browser, 5/14: Brooks on “Neural Buddhism”; Fraggles; Scarlett Johansson; Why I’ll Miss Dubya

Brooks on a new challenge for those who believe in a “personal God”

David Brooks talks about why believers’ debates with Richard Dawkins are “just a sideshow,” and that the real revolution is something like “neural Buddhism.”


Fraggle Rock is here to stay

Cory Edwards is bringing back the Fraggles. Here’s his announcement, and a quick Q&A.


Scarlett sings

Josh Hurst reviews Scarlett Johansson’s album of Tom Waits covers.

You can probably guess where the weakest link can be found; it certainly isn‚Äôt the material, which is, of course, stellar…


Why I’ll Miss George W. Bush

I’ll miss George W. Bush because everytime I see him, I’m reminded of this. Yeah, I know, you’ve seen these. But these never gets old.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet departed the Patheos network in order to escape click-bait advertisements that were offending him and his readers. He will re-launch Looking Closer at soon. He is the author of The Auralia Thread, a four-volume fantasy series that begins with Auralia's Colors, and a memoir of "dangerous moviegoing" called Through a Screen Darkly. He teaches creative writing and film studies; speaks internationally about art and faith; served as Writer-in-Residence at Covenant College; and is employed by Seattle Pacific University as a project manager, copyeditor, and writer.