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The War on Pagans

It’s the time of year for the “War on Christmas”.  The war, supposedly a slight against Christianity, was most recently inspired by a book...

City of Widows

In the month of July, when both heat and humidity are at their peak in the holy city of Vrindavan in north India, thousands of devotees stream in to offer prayers to their Lord Krishna on a day that is among the most auspicious in the year.

In the Pocket

I’ve never had that nightmare where I’m standing on stage naked, paralyzed in the footlights and the audience’s howling laughter. I was born and eventually...

The Triumph of the Yoginis

When I came to India, I found that there are millions of ways to approach the divine. Many homes have their own devotional altar....

Making Peace with Pepperoni: A Muslim-American Perspective

As Muslim-Americans, we need to play a more active role in defining our faith, or will continue to have others define it for us The...
A Sea of Type by Evan P. Cordes

Losing Translation to the Marketplace of Ideas

Something is keeping books from abroad scarce, even as the margins and flexibility afforded by e-books make publishing risks lower than they’ve ever been


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Stories About the End of the World

My first visit to a science museum, when I was kid, had a remarkable impact on me. I might have been eleven or twelve;...