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It's not important if the Bible is true. What matters is that it's real.

For an altar boy, Easter Sunday was the closest thing you had to the Super Bowl. The Mass was longer. The rope belt you wore was fancier. Everyone’s clothes were nicer. Even the chalices and trays, freighted with their divine payloads of wine and wafer, seemed heavier. While suiting up for Easter …

Faith

50 documentaries you need to see

Ten of the best nonfiction film-makers today choose their own favourites, from serial killer stories and studies in the horrors of war to meta pranks<p>• Storyville’s Nick Fraser on the power of the documentary form<p>• Watch the Guardian’s documentaries<p><b>Joshua Oppenheimer</b><p><b>The Texan director’s feature</b> …

Meet the Professor Who Wrote an Entire Book About Buttholes' Place in Culture

"The one thing that unites us is the butt. We all have one, have access to it, and we sit on it for most of the day. That's what's so interesting to me," says Jonathan Allan.<p>Assholes are like opinions: Everyone has them—but no one has more opinions on assholes than Jonathan Allen.<p>For the Canadian …

John F. Nash

Why Empower Girls If You Can Just Protect Them?

A while back, I posted about the sexist way our society approaches fathers, daughters, and dating. You know, the whole “I’ll have to get a shotgun to …

Feminism

Why so many straight women like to befriend gay men

For years, friendships between straight women and gay men have been a subject of pop culture fascination. Books, television shows and feature length …

Female Photographers Discuss The Real Anxieties Of Being Women

Warning: This post contains nudity and may be inappropriate for work.<p>"A woman must continually watch herself," critic John Berger wrote in <i>Ways of Seeing.</i> "One might simplify this by saying: men act and women appear. Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at."<p>As a bona fide woman, I …

Orphans of time: Photographer captures the beauty of abandoned buildings - Telegraph

Italy

Mormon leader: Kentucky clerk taking wrong approach on gays

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon Church staked a deeper claim to middle ground in American society on Tuesday, advocating for compromises between protecting religious liberties and prohibiting discrimination, and criticizing Kentucky clerk Kim Davis for refusing to license gay marriages.<p>"We may …

LGBTQI

“Polygamy stunts a woman’s mind”: “The Sound of Gravel” author Ruth Wariner on her fundamentalist Mormon childhood, becoming a feminist and life after leaving the church

An exclusive joint interview: Wariner with her cousin Anna, daughter of the rival prophet who assassinated her dad<p>Growing up in Colonia LeBaron, Mexico, a fundamentalist Mormon colony six hours south of the New Mexico border, Ruth Wariner rarely felt safe.<p>She was 3 months old in 1972 when her …

Twenty Women on What It’s Like to Be an Ex-Mormon Lesbian

For the first 18 years of my life, I was a perfect Mormon. I was president of my church youth classes; I always wore shirts with modest necklines; I …

LGBTQI

Dear Mormonism: Your LGBTQ Members Are Still Hurting, So What Happens Next?

Being a gay Mormon has never been easy; two core parts of your identity -- your sexual orientation and your faith -- conflict. Within one's self this conflict is already hard to settle but add to it the rejection from society and one's religious community and it becomes unbearable at times. My …

Polygamist Mormon Sect Accused of Using Local Police to Bully Non-Members | VICE News

Two remote, adjoining towns on the border of Arizona and Utah where the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is headquartered are being accused by the US federal government of using their police and municipal resources to bully and block non-church members from living in the …

Religion

Meet The World's First Gay Mormon Superhero

A game-changing comic book is offering a fresh take on the way religion and sexuality intersects with comic book culture.<p>Called <i>Stripling Warrior</i>, the project from So Super Duper Comics follows Sam Shepard, a happily out newlywed who receives a visit from an angel on his wedding night calling him, …

New Mormon LGBT Policy: Putting Already Vulnerable Youth at Even Greater Suicide Risk?

I met up with a friend of mine the other day -- I'll call her Alice. She wanted to talk about Mormon LGBT youth suicide and the new policy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), that many have considered a frontal attack on the LGBT community.<p>It's a subject and a controversy she …

Researchers Say They've Found a Major Problem With Disney Princess Movies

Do you agree?<p>As a huge, huge—no, really <i>huge—</i>fan of all things Disney, I'll admit when I saw an article in <i>The Washington Post</i> entitled "Researchers Have Found a Major Problem with 'The Little Mermaid' and Other Disney Movies," I scrunched up my nose in disbelief. What? Why? How rude!<p>Of course, as …

3 To 4 Million People In The Americas Could Become Infected With Zika In The Next Year

The explosive spread of Zika virus, and associated severe birth defect reports, has triggered an emergency international public health summit.<p>The World Health Organization (WHO) will call an emergency meeting on Monday to address Zika virus, citing public alarm over severe birth defects in Brazil …

What Will Grease: Live Actually Look Like?

The Rydell High gang’s all here—and they’re just as stylish as we remember them.<p>Sandy, Danny, the T-Birds, and the Pink Ladies will be taking over …

Bisexuality and Promiscuity in Fact and Fiction

When I began thinking about the bisexuality theme in my new novel, I realized that I had a lot of gay friends but none of them identified as bisexual. Through a friend of a friend I met a young openly bisexual woman who agreed to talk with me. I learned a lot that day, but the most powerful insight …

Gone to the wall – why modern movie posters are dreadful

From The Third Man to Pulp Fiction, a good film poster can be as much a work of art as the movie it is selling. So why are so many modern posters drab and uninspiring?<p>There are a number of unmistakable signs that you’re in a student flat. The smell. The minimal fridge. And the walls plastered with …

What Do British Teachers Think About the Controversy Over Face Veils in Schools?

UK schools have considered banning face coverings, but teachers we spoke to said very few girls are wearing them in the first place.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>In September 2014, a 16-year-old at a north London state school made national headlines. The student had attended Camden …

Religion

Here Are All the Netflix Original Movies Streaming in 2016

<i>Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny</i><p>This sequel to 2000 martial arts flick and Best Picture nominee <i>Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon</i> …

In face of Zika virus, women ponder abortion, childlessness

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Maria Erlinda Guzman desperately wants a baby, and has been undergoing fertility treatments at El Salvador's largest women's hospital. But now, she fears her dream of motherhood may be dashed by Zika.<p>After her country took the extraordinary step of advising women to …

It’s dangerous and wrong to tell all children they’re ‘gender fluid’

What started as a baffling skirmish on the wilder shores of victim culture has now turned into something more menacing<p>Listen<p>Once upon a time, ‘binary’ was a mathematical term. Now it is an insult on a par with ‘racist’, ‘sexist’ or ‘homophobic’, to be deployed as a weapon in our culture wars. The …

The 17 Most Memorable VMA Moments of All Time

From Madonna's scandalous "Like a Virgin" performance to "I'mma let you finish...," these are the highlights that stuck with us through 31 years of awards. We can only imagine what this year's ceremony and host Miley Cyrus have in store...<p><b>1) Madonna performs "Like a Virgin" as a less-than-virginal</b> …

John Oliver Asked Every Presidential Candidate If They'd Pass an LGBT Anti-Discrimination Law

The fight for gay rights is only just heating up.<p>June's Supreme Court decision in favor of marriage equality was merely a battle, not the war. The current GOP primary battle royale is a constant reminder. The moment the gavel dropped, Republicans lashed out at the SCOTUS ruling. Stubborn county …

LGBTQ

Miley Cyrus's Adorable Valentine's Day with Patrick Schwarzenegger Will Make You Jealous

Luckiest guy in the world. ❤️A post shared by Patrick Schwarzenegger (@patrickschwarzenegger) on Feb 14, 2015 at 7:35pm PST<p>Miley Cyrus isn’t the only …

Miley Cyrus

For Musician Jack White, Any Old Guacamole Just Won't Do

Jack White, formerly of the White Stripes, must really hate bananas. Because according to his concert rider, which was recently made public, he doesn't want to lay eyes on one at his concerts.<p>A "rider" is the set of unusual contractual demands that some pop stars make of their hosts when they're on …

Recipes

“The Last Five Years” makes the case for why artists shouldn’t marry young

Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan star in an elegy for the starter marriage in this new musical film<p>My first serious boyfriend broke up with me on a street corner. It was like living inside a Taylor Swift song, screaming and crying (no kissing) in the rain. But that wasn’t the worst or even the most …

10 decadent chocolate dessert recipes for Valentine's Day from around the USA

Nothing says I love you quite like a homemade chocolate dessert. We asked the editors of Edible magazines across the country for their favorite Valentine’s Day chocolate dessert recipes. From rich, spicy hot chocolate to gluten-free ricotta brownies with cherries, these indulgent treats are sure to …