Rudolph Everett and the Medium: Or, How to Lose $200 and One’s Soul in Just Thirty Minutes

I found this excerpt in a New York Times piece on the actor, Rupert Everett.  Entitled “Rupert Everett Is Not Having a Mid-Life Crisis,” the article by Alex Witchel ends up showing how sad and unfulfilled Everett seems to be. In the midst of the sadness, however, Witchel narrates a hilarious scene in which Everett [Read More...]

Shane Battier, Stat Geeks, and the Surefire Way to Lose Basketball Games

I found corroboration for a view I’ve argued for years in a New York Times Magazine piece on basketball player Shane Battier.  Entitled “The No-Stats All-Star” and written by Moneyball‘s Michael Lewis, the article details how a maverick GM has gained insight into basketball players using untraditional statistics.  Here’s a snapshot of the argument from [Read More...]

$9 Hot Chocolate–Or, How the Rich Live

Much media in today’s world tempts us with the lifestyle of the rich and famous.  Once in a while, though, you come across an article that has the opposite effect.  This one, entitled “Trying to Live on $500k in New York,” did so for me.  It actually made me glad–I kid you not–that I am [Read More...]

Are Roommates the New Family?

Just found an interesting article that captured a cultural trend.  The New York Times writer Stephen Williams penned a piece called “Home, Hangout, Departure Lounge” that profiles a group of roommates living together in New York City.  It’s a short but noteworthy article that includes the following: Here’s how the group came together: “The four roommates [Read More...]

Pastor Calls for More Sex; Celebrity “Rehab”?

I’ve been websurfing a bit this morning, and I can’t limit myself to citing just one article.  So here are a number of especially compelling pieces for you to check out: 1.  Stanley Fish just wrote an interesting piece on academic freedom for the New York Times.  Quick excerpt: “Indeed, to emphasize the “personal” is [Read More...]

The Week-est Link, November 21, 2008: Keller, Psychotic Kids, and More

1. I saw several Keller articles linked somewhere this week and wanted to share them with you. The series is a few years old (don’t let that in any way deter you from reading) and is called “Advancing the Gospel into the Twenty-First Century.” Parts one, two, three, and four all make for exceptionally provocative [Read More...]

David Brooks: Recession Means Cocooning (and Opportunity for the Church)

David Brooks of the New York Times and Bobos in Paradise fame on the social effect of the recession: “Finally, they will suffer a drop in social capital. In times of recession, people spend more time at home. But this will be the first steep recession since the revolution in household formation. Nesting amongst an [Read More...]

The Week-est Link, November 7, 2008

1. You may not have heard of the InSight podcasts done by Doug Baker of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.  If not, you’re missing out on excellent interviews with a number of Christian leaders: Danny Akin of Southeastern Seminary, Marvin Olasky of WORLD Magazine, David Dockery of Union University, and more.  Visit the [Read More...]

The New York Times on the Difficulty and Glory of Writing

Anyone who writes regularly knows that it is difficult stuff. A recent article by David Gessner in the New York Times magazine, entitled “Those Who Write, Teach”, captured some of the storm-and-thunder involved in wrestling through the creation of words that form stories and arguments and descriptions and so on. Gessner is a young professor [Read More...]

The Week-est Link: September 19, 2008

1. Acts 29 is staging a cool conference in St. Louis in a few weeks.  Looks very interesting. 2. Tim Keller speaking at Google.  Glad to see Keller getting such a powerful evangelistic opportunity. 3. Mark Driscoll’s new book, Death By Love, looks moving.  The graphics are, anyway.  Check out the website. Driscoll uses a [Read More...]


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