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New Flannery O’Connor stamp

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Reviving the X-Files

By Steve Beard A six-episode revival of the sci-fi hit The X-Files was recently announced that would reunite actors David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson after 13 years as FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Coming from drastically differing … Continue reading

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A Mighty Little Luther

By Steve Beard An astounding 34,000 mini Martin Luther action figures were sold out within the first 72 hours of availability. The smiling Reformer toy made by Playmobil was created as a kitchy keepsake for German tourist boards and Bavarian … Continue reading

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Needed to be sedated after meeting Marky Ramone

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Forget Tinder. Pop culture is side-hugging courtship hello.

By Alissa Wilkinson Last April, Josiah Duggar — of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting”—announced that he was entering into a “courtship” with Marjorie Jackson. People magazine described what they’re doing as “an older-fashioned way of dating that has couples getting … Continue reading

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How the church gave B.B. King the blues

By Daniel Silliman He was attracted to the Church of God in Christ because of the music. The King family had been Baptist. The Baptists’ musical tastes were more staid, more traditional than the young King liked, however. “If you … Continue reading

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Nun who kissed Elvis raises millions for monastery

Mother Dolores Hart finds it miraculous that she was able to turn one kiss with Elvis Presley into the spark that helped save an abbey. The former starlet who walked away from Hollywood in 1963 to become a nun spun … Continue reading

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Lynch reviews Caitlin Doughty’s book on death

By Thomas Lynch, Christian Century In the promotional material for Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, we are promised “a peek behind the black curtain,” a revelation of “life’s terrifying secret” by a young woman at work burning dead bodies in California—a … Continue reading

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Dostoevsky on beauty

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Flannery O’Connor on truth

“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” Flannery O’Connor

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