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I Spent Years Searching for Magic – I Found God Instead

A few beautiful selections from Tara Isabella Burton’s fabulous piece in Catapult: “The faith I found proclaimed a sanctified world, and a redeemed one—an enchanted world, if you want to call it that—but one where meanings were concrete. It offered … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Wanda Jackson!

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God, Drugs, and Rock n Roll: Greg Laurie interviews Alice Cooper

Some Alice Cooper fans might be surprised by this interview with Pastor Greg Laurie from Riverside, California. After all, Alice Cooper is considered to be the original full-scale “Shock Rocker” and has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. Despite … Continue reading

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Back Row America

Chris Arnade earned a PhD in theoretical physics and spent 20 years on Wall Street making piles of money as a bond trader. In a season of disillusionment with his lucrative career, he began walking around New York City to … Continue reading

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Has Kanye Lost His Jesus Complex and Found Christ?

If you find it challenging to sort out the spiritual impulses of Kanye West, a recent story by Kate Shellnutt for Christianity Today may be of interest. Perhaps you have heard about West taking his “Sunday Service,” a religious weekly hangout … Continue reading

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‘More Fun in the New World’ follows L.A. punks into the ’80s

I devoured Under the Big Black Sun (2016) because X was one of my all-time fave bands as I grew up in Southern California. Compiled by John Doe of X and Tom DeSavia, a writer and record industry veteran, the … Continue reading

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Ken Burn’s Country Epic

“They connected every dot,” said musician Rosanne Cash, “from Appalachia to Bob Wills to Bakersfield to my dad. It was artfully done, and so moving.” Cash was referring to Ken Burns’ new 16-hour, 8-part documentary on country music that will … Continue reading

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The Long and Surprising History of Roller Derby

By Jennifer Harlan, The New York Times It sounds like a human freight train: wheels clattering around the turns, bodies thumping against each other, toe stops shrieking against the track. A rainbow of hair and wheels goes by in a … Continue reading

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Behold, the millennial nuns

By Eve Fairbanks, Huffpost When I asked Tori what made her stray from this path to become a nun, her whole demeanor changed. Her face got pinker, and she looked almost shy. She asked if she could read the full … Continue reading

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Rise of the Titans: Fascism, Christianity, and the Seduction of the Brutal

By Tara Isabella Burton, MereOrthodoxy EXCERPT: Brutal atavists share with Christians, after all, the conviction that the modern world—particularly, the unenchanted modern world—is fundamentally broken, fundamentally in need of reformulating. Like Christians, these brutal atavists envision a return to an … Continue reading

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