The Naked Cowboy

Naked Cowboy Theology

The Naked Cowboy, a Times Square fixture, turns out to be something of a theologian. Don’t ask me how I got there, but I just stumbled onto the Writings page…

The author on the subway.

Postcards from My Chastity Pledge

Hell is other people’s multi-faith neighborhoods.

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Muslim Like Me

One night nearly a month ago, Aman Ali and Bassam Tariq had what Ali calls  “an insanely random idea: What if we prayed at a different mosque every single day…

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Better Than a Thousand Months

The holiest night of the year for a Nuyorican Muslim.


The Taqwacores Book Launch in DUMBO

We just got word that there’s a new book about the Muslim-American punk scene, featuring photographs by Kim Badawi and a foreword by KtB contributor Michael Muhammad Knight. There’s going…

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Why I Love Lucy

High hopes for the first woman’s Times Square debut.

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Lips Moved by an Angel’s Hands

Correction: This post is premised on an incorrect interpretation of the work in question. Refer to Lisa Levy‘s comment below and my response to it. Finally, on my third attempt—not…

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Who Will Save Manhattan?

New York’s summer evangelism season isn’t what it used to be.


The Answer: A Fine Evening for All

Believer, Beware has birthed into the world, with a holy wail and wicked laughter and much libation, which Merriam-Webster reminds us is “an act of pouring a liquid as a…


Transient Vapors

When I got home, when I got the camera, when I jumped out onto the fire escape to take a picture, it looked like this. This is all that was…

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Now You Have to Come to Our Party

The Believer, Beware release party, on June 29th, is listed in Time Out New York and The L. Now there’s no excuse. We’re also told that all these gossip bloggers…

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Too Fantastic

There is something otherwordly about the physical act of hearing stories spoken. I just walked through my Brooklyn backyard, better known as Prospect Park, listening to This American Life, an…


Science Faith Religion

This weekend is the World Sc buy cheap cialis ience Festival here in New York. All over the city, prestigious persons are taking the stage to discuss quantum physics, avian…


Believer, Beware Launch Party: NYC, June 29

What do you get when a Buddhist raconteur, a junior high Jewish messiah, and a transsexual cowboy for Christ walk into a bar? Find out at Le Poisson Rouge in…

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The Return of Rant/Rhapsody

For those of you in the New York area, we wanted to let you know that our good friends over at the The Brooklyn Rail are presenting “Rant/Rhapsody”: an evening…

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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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African Purse-Sellers Praying the Salat

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Nokia Theatre at Times Square

Spaces of Hope

Praying in the Cathedral of Rock.