Kiera Feldman

Kiera Feldman is a Brooklyn-based print and public radio reporter.

Recent Posts by Kiera

Killing the Buddha

Re: You did it!

I did it. I’m sorry. From: Christian Coalition of America <> Date: Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 9:34 PM Subject: You did it! To: Kiera Feldman Dear Friend, You did it!  You made it happen! All across America, millions of pro-family conservatives flocked to the polls and took part in the most historic US election since…

The Anti-Muslim Machine

Park51 is only the latest, and it won’t be the last.

Atheists Bank on the Rapture

Never mind friends and family who’ll be left behind when you’re Raptured—what about those you really love? Eternal Earth-Bound Pets, “The next best thing to pet salvation in a Post Rapture World,” promises “to step in when you step up to Jesus.” Purchase a ten-year Rapture insurance plan for just $110, and rest easy, knowing…

Beer stein or communion wafer dispenser?

The Body of Christ, Now Germ-Free

Wired reports on the brewing intellectual property war over hygienic churchware: A Minnesota marketer of communion-wafer dispensers is accusing its former president of patent infringement and misappropriation of trade secrets. (.pdf) … The handheld devices allow the dispensing of wafers without being touched by anybody but those receiving them. What’s more, the portable devices, according…

Killing the Buddha

New York Literati on Growing Up Evangelical

“Panels are the new party,” declared the moderator of a recent panel put on by n+1, the magazine-in-chief of New York’s determinedly serious set. If so, 2009 has been a year of downright revelry for the magazine. Areas of inquiry have included the ’90s, the hipster, young conservatism, feminism, and, on Tuesday night, Christian evangelicalism,…