"UFO cloud!" by storymary, via Flickr.

Clouds, When Determined By Context

On the sci-fi roots of modern fundamentalism.

Killing the Buddha

Apocalyptic Orgies

Thanks in part to an incoming link from Arts & Letters Daily, as well as the excellent reading, we received quite a number of letters in the last week about Frank Schaeffer’s “Spaceship Jesus Will Come Back and Whisk Us Away,” an excerpt from his new book, Patience with God. Rob Raven, of California, finds…

photo by meera subramanian

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 episode entitled “Go Ask Your Father.” I was smelling the thick green of the early summer foliage, stepping over puddles that stretched the span of…

Andre mural from Fellowship Place, painted by Erin Drake.

The Real Truth About Alien Abductions

The over-drugged and under-loved make their own way in the world, even when the FBI tries to make them forget.

"'Do you know anything about abduction?' he asked..."

The Soul Molecule

They are among us, and they are watching what they eat.