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Celebrate with KtB, Thurs. 3/10 in Brooklyn!

Dear Readers, You are warmly invited to join Killing the Buddha this Thursday evening for: Love You to Death! a raucous celebration of the publication of Ann Neumann‘s The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America (Beacon Press, February 2016) with a night of death-affirming readings by authors Scott Korb, Gordon Haber, and Peter Manseau (Melancholy Accidents: Three Centuries of Stray…

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Long Live Millay: Ruby Anniversary Party!

Join us at Roulette in Brooklyn on October 28th as we celebrate 40 years of The Millay Colony for the Arts. KtB editor Quince Mountain will serve as auctioneer, and you’ll be able to bid on a personal tour of Edna St. Vincent Millay’s house, a sword-fighting lesson (seriously), and a pan of very special…

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SxSW: Tell-A-Vision

South by Southwest (SXSW) Armed with a gold (film/interactive) press badge, Becky Garrison set out to explore the evolution of storytelling in this ever-evolving digital world. This week we’ll share some of her discoveries from her stay in Austin earlier this month. March 8, 2014 Signs of Spirituality from Chuck Lorre Pictures taken at WB…

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Israeli Settlers as Kitsch

Join Buddha-killer Kiera Feldman for a video screening at Brooklyn’s Union Docs on Sunday, January 27th at 7:30pm. It’s a two-part affair: Part I: Kiera presents a curated selection of Youtube ephemera produced by homegrown settlers—suburbanite American Jews who have moved to the Israeli settlements. See her accompanying story in VICE magazine, “Living the American Dream…

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In Search Of…: 3 KtB Editors in Dialectic Revival

As part of Buddha-killing artist Alyce Santoro’s gallery show “philosoprops and philosophical apparatus,” three Killing the Buddha editors will have a public conversation in the form of Dialectic Revival about the various quests they’ve undergone and are undergoing for the Eden of the past, proof for the existence of God, and an Eden of the…

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A Story of Sloth

When I heard that the Stoop Storytelling Series in Baltimore was presenting a show on the Seven Deadly Sins, I knew right away that I wanted to tell a story about my favorite Deadly Sin, Sloth. My two problems were (1) how to craft a compelling story about my lack of ability to complete or…

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Reporting from the Thin Line

In the fall of 2010, I set off to tour the United States talking up Jesus Died for Buy Cheap Cialis Soft This? and conducting research for Ancient Future Disciples. These recent pilgrimages allowed me to witness an explosion of global grassroots communities who are moving away from the attractional model of “cool” church that…

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Paradise Lust at Bluestockings Saturday

Hey, New York City KtB fans! This Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7pm, KtB contributor (and recent addition to the editorial collective) Brook Wilensky-Lanford will be reading from her recently published book Paradise Lust: Searching for the Garden of Eden at the legendary Bluestockings Bookstore, Cafe and Activist Center on the Lower East Side. Paradise Lust is the…

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Crazy Wisdom

For those of you in New York City, our friends over at the ever-incredible Rubin Museum of Art are partnering with the Shambhala Meditation Center to present Crazy Wisdom, a film about the life and times of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Allen Ginsberg made him his guru. Joni Mitchell wrote a song about him. It was 1970 and…

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Faith, Faithlessness, and the Occupation in Between

Tuesday, November 15, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. @ The Tank 151 West 46th Street, 8th Floor, New York City Tickets: $10 at the door RSVP on Facebook Join critically acclaimed author, KtB editor, and OccupyWriters.com founder Jeff Sharlet and the unstoppable evangelists of anti-consumerism Reverend Billy and Savitri D for a discussion about religion…

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Best American Buddha-killer

Join us at Bookcourt this Tuesday to hear from KtB contributor Danica Novgorodoff, whose work is featured in The Best American Comics 2011. This year’s volume, guest edited by Alison Bechdel, also includes contributions by Dash Shaw and Jillian Tamaki, who will join Danica to talk about all things comics. Bookcourt 163 Court St. Brooklyn,…

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Jeff Sharlet Fall Book Tour

Following are some of the events I’ll be doing this fall in support of my new book, Sweet Heaven When I Die, and around other topics. I’ll probably be adding a few more. Bookstores interested in hosting an event should contact my publicist, Whitney Peeling, at whitney.peeling at gmail.com. Universities, colleges, and other organizations should…

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WNYC Recommends Sacred & Profane event!

WNYC Picks recommends Killing the Buddha panel at tomorrow’s Brooklyn Book Festival! Come! KtB editor Meera Subramanian will be moderating the panel, The Sacred and the Profane: A Modern Pilgrim’s Progress, featuring Buddha-killers Darcey Steinke (Easter Everywhere), Michael Muhammad Knight (The Taqwacores), and Peter Bebergal (Too Much to Dream). We’ll be exploring unorthodox approaches to faith—how we find it, how we lose it, and how we redefine…

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NYC Event: The World 9/11 Created

Voice of Witness, the non-profit arm of McSweeney’s Books, has put together their latest collection of oral histories in time to be included in our reflections on 9/11 and the world that day created. On Tuesday, September 13, Buddha-killer Scott Korb welcomes Alia Malek, editor of VoW’s Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post-9/11 Injustice, to the Jerry…

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KtB at the Brooklyn Book Festival

The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City presenting an array of literary stars and emerging authors who represent the exciting world of literature today. Killing the Buddha will be there. Will you? KtB editor Meera Subramanian will be moderating the panel, The Sacred and the Profane: A Modern Pilgrim’s…

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From KtB to Lolita

Mark your calendars. If you’ll be in New York City on June 16, come out to Lolita Bar for the Restless Legs reading series. I’ll be joining a handful of other fine women as we read from the Best of Women’s Travel Writing anthology, just out from Travelers’ Tales. My contribution is a KtB original.…

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Novgorodoff Drama Tonight in Brooklyn

Looking for an evening out in Brooklyn tonight? Come hear KtB contributor Danica Novgorodoff‘s dramatic reading (Yes, a play! What doesn’t this girl do?) at The Folding Chair literary series. Also featuring poetry by Joseph Gulezian and fiction by Nicole Fix. 61 Local Public House 61 Bergen St. (Brooklyn F/G) 7 pm, sharp Free Admission—Bring…

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Gangstagrass @ Brooklyn County Fair

Thursday, April 28 at 8pm, head over to the Brooklyn County Fair where you can hear KtB friends Gangstagrass lay down their country-rap alongside the likes of The Newton Gang, Elio Shiavo, and Don Flemons, who I remember from my NC days as a member of the notorious Carolina Chocolate Drops. At the KtB Tin…