2010-09-10

Date: 
Friday, September 10, 2010

Articles in this issue

More food for thought

MADE FOR MEAT With regard to the discussion between Alicia M. Holland and Bernard G. Prusak about the need for humans to consume animal products and specifically...

Begin Afresh

Deftly, admiral, cast your flyInto the slow deep hover,Till the wise old trout mistake and die;Salt are the deeps that coverThe glittering fleets you led,White is...

Religion Booknotes

The Eyes of FaithThe Sense of the Faithful and the Church’s Reception of RevelationOrmond RushCUA Press, $79.95, 330 pp.The Eyes of Faith is one of the better...

The Way We Were

Keith Thomas is an important British historian whose work should be more widely known in America. He writes about how early modern people—from the aristocrat to the...

Burned Down & Out

In a passage toward the end of Frank X. Gaspar’s Stealing Fatima, a wintry dawn on Cape Cod reveals an astonishing sight: within the ruins of a church recently...

Last Respects

The bifurcation of the American movie industry into big-studio productions (superheroes, explosions, glossy chick-flicks, 3-D, animation, CGI, fantasy, historical...

Picturing the Magdalene

No figure in the Christian pantheon except Jesus, the Virgin Mary, and John the Baptist has inspired, provoked, or confounded the imagination of painters more than...

Ascension: (Psalm 102:7)

I watch the pieces of cloud crumble under the pure blue and am as a sparrow, a dark-eyed darling, wind tossing her flush face against those invisible corners where...

Islam & Modernity

Since the dreadful events of September 11, 2001, Americans have been living in a world riven by antagonism between Muslims and non-Muslims, a polarization arguably...

Above the Law, Beneath Contempt

 Honor killings—in which families murder their own children for defying the elders’ wishes for their marriage—have become so frequent in North India we hardly...

Groundless

In the past nine years, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, have been invoked, distorted, and exploited to serve a variety of political and ideological...

Prop 8 & the Rule of Facts

One of the many ways the Constitution’s framers showed their collective wisdom was by embedding the rule of law into the very framework of our system of government...