A Conservative Who Was Right About Occupy

In the heady early days of Occupy Wall Street, there was a lot of talk about whether this thing was really a movement or something else, something presumably less worthy…

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Quotes from the Accident, or God is Good

It was right out of a movie  I heard a screeching Some were dozing  There was absolutely nothing suspicious happening   You had to hold the chair so you didn’t…

Millay Colony Barn

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…


Fear of God, Love of Armpits

Imagine riding New York City subways in the heat of summer…with an armpit fetish. Such is the fate of Samuel. Meet him and others who seek the services of Mistress…

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan surveys damage to City Hall on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, in Oakland, Calif., following an Occupy Oakland protest Saturday. After a confrontation with police, demonstrators gained entrance to City Hall where they burned an American flag, overturned a vending machine, broke glass and toppled a model of City Hall. (AP Photo/Noah Berger) An image of Lenin was added by the blog San Francisco Citizen.

Occupy, from the Grave

A few weeks ago, Atchu was announced dead. disturbing to even mention someone’s passing, so afraid we are of the Reaper. like Obi-Wan Kenobi, Obama or any other who has…

Modern Orthodox Jews from Long Island tour a West Bank settlement.

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…

Leonard Nimoy as host of the TV series "In Search Of..."

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…

"A poverty that would keep us free."

Beware of Christmas Stories

Alternet has a sobering followup to the heartwarming story about the NY City policeman who gave the homeless man a pair of boots. As reported in the New York Times,…

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Research Fellow Opportunity

KtB’s long-time kin, NYU’s Center for Religion and Media (which produces the web journal The Revealer) is accepting applications for a Research Fellow to focus on international religion as part of CRMʼs Luce initiative, “Digital…

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OWS Library Update

Back in November of 2011, an epic act of state occurred in New York City—the seizure and destruction of the OWS library. More seizures ensued. The library reappeared on the…

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The Hazards of Chanukah

The psychiatric hospital where I work as an interfaith chaplain has a strict holiday policy: no flammable objects and no decorations with cords on the locked wards. That means no…

"St. Moiras Candle IV," by Andrew Cornell Robinson.

Saint February

From Frequencies: a walk through Brooklyn turns into a credo.

Occupy Wall Street in Washington Square Park on October 8, by Darwin Yamamoto, via Flickr.

Mic Checked

How Occupy Wall Street occupies your heart.

The Best American Comics 2011

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…

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Repent, Ye Wall Street

I do not normally look forward to Yom Kippur. It has always been, for me, a somewhat dutiful holiday, whereby the moral struggles of everyday life, as if they didn’t…

In Washington Square Park in New York's Greenwich Village. Photo by author.

Tahrir on Wall Street

Revolutionaries young and old plan to bring the spirit of 2011 back to the U.S.


Born Again Rural

How to get found in the woods.

Clarence Schmidt. Photo by David E. Johnson, via Flickr.

Mountainous Harmony and Everlasting Peace

Great art meets faulty wiring.