Everything but the Broken Link
Thank God for rainy Sundays. For mindless movies and bad television. For moments when we needed the perfect excuse for avoiding that thing that needs to be done by tomorrow, (or more likely, yesterday). But, our apologies, it still took us quite awhile to upload all the archives from the old KtB site to the new KtB site.
Was it really just a year ago? KtB was dead. Again. A few of us decided we wanted to enter the cabal of Buddha Killers, that this site couldn’t just, well, go away. Just like that. There must be something more!? No? So we set to work reviving the old site, warts and all. And, man were there warts. Technological snafus, our own incompetence, uncontrollable fonts and formatting most certainly ruled by some evil entity. Atheists and agnostics and believers alike, we new editors wished for an an angel, and he arrived in the form of Nathan Schneider, who just happened to write about religion and know everything about website design, WordPress, and other wonders of the modern world. He took one look at the old site and suggested an overhaul. But then, miraculaously, he commenced to enact said overhaul. The gorgeous pages you now see are all to his credit.
And as of this particular rainy Sunday, all of the great writing that has appeared on this site over the last nine years, some of which will be appearing between the bound covers of Believer, Beware coming out from Beacon Press this summer, is now available. Just a click away, as they say. These stories are timeless. You can leap into the Reliquary and select any month, any year, and you will find some hidden gem about pre-pubescent messiahs, a deep craving for a simple glass of fucking water, or an obsession for clean hands that leads a woman into a Chinese forest. We lost only a few in the process, unrecoverable broken links, but if it’s your story we missed, contact us and we’ll resurrect it somehow. We like rebirth. And renewal. If this were a diamond ad, we’d remind you that you can fall in love…all over again. And even though it isn’t, you can.
Meera Subramanian is an editor of Killing the Buddha and writes about the environment and culture for Nature, InsideClimate News, Virginia Quarterly Review, Orion, and others. Her first book is A River Runs Again: A Natural History of India from the Barren Cliffs of Rajasthan to the Farmlands of Karnataka (PublicAffairs, 2015). Visit her at meerasub.org.