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Any Which Wall

Killing the Buddha contributing editor Laurel Snyder has just published a new book! Order Cheap Cialis Any Which Wall, a book about everyday magic for young readers, and a tribute…

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The (One, True) Way to Go

I stand corrected. Quince Mountain (whose racy memoir “Cowboy for Christ” appears in our forthcoming book Believer, Beware) wrote in with a note about my Memorial Day post from yesterday,…

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A Country to Die For

Memorial Day has never been my favorite. In Arlington, Virginia, where I grew up, it always meant the roar of Vietnam Vets on motorcycles all day. And the occasion can…

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Get the Point

We just heard from one Etay Zwick, who has a new magazine. Its first issue looks like it has some articles that may interest some of you. I know I’m…

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This Progamming Brought to You by the F.B.I.

There’s little question that the four men arrested for plotting a series of terror attacks north of New York City are creeps. One’s a purse snatcher who collects urine. Another…

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Bread of life à la James Beard

The body of Christ is best enjoyed with great lashings of butter and thinly sliced onions (More at Instant Poetry)

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Very Special Forces

American political journalists tends to pooh-pooh generals on the way out and coo over them on the way in, much the same way business journalists persuade themselves that one Harvard…

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African Purse-Sellers Praying the Salat

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Your Pathway to Personal Peace

Life Changers International saw fit today to include us on their “morning thought” email blast. Seems like more than one thought to me. Kind of a lot of mumbo-jumbo to…

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Fairies or Princesses?

We recently received a delightful short essay from James Royce McGuire, writer of fiction and plays, called “The Fairy Land.” Let’s wander through it together! It’s extremely easy to lose…

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My Good News Club

Good stuff: 1. I just received my copy of Michelle Goldberg’s new book, The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World, for which I wrote a…

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Patheos.com Has Answers

Time magazine reports about the new kid on the religion-website block. And this one’s got big muscles: The vast majority of Americans hold some religious affiliation, but we’re often too…

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Praised Be

An elven witch, a bar mitzvah cheater, and a Bible camp saboteur walk into a bar… and nine years later they walk out with a book: Believer, Beware: First-Person Dispatches…

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Give Us Food. Give Us Sex.

Hunger and Kamasutra are lonely. These are the sections where KtB has published pieces on the way that food & drink, and sex & love, have made believers and heretics…

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KtB Radio

I’ve been doing a lot of media in response to my May Harper’s feature, “Jesus Killed Mohammed,” available to subscribers at Harper’s and excerpted here on Killing the Buddha. Today…

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KtB Radio

I’ve been doing a lot of media in response to my May Harper’s feature, “Jesus Killed Mohammed,” available to subscribers at Harper’s and excerpted here on Killing the Buddha. Today…

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Bring Out Your Dead

“The Man giveth, and The Man taketh away.” So begins JoAnn Wypijewski’s sermonic report on a report, the AFL-CIO’s 18th annual “Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect.” Wypijewski…

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Resounding through Manhattan

Today I had the great privilege to join members of Resonanda, Brown University’s medieval music ensemble, for their one-day, unannounced New York tour (before you continue, go to Resonanda’s MySpace…