Denise Hering

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How One Of Gospel's Essential Songs Gave 'Selma' Its Soul

The most beautiful thing about Ava DuVernay's film <i>Selma —</i> the first major biographical film feature about Martin Luther King, Jr. — is its deep recognition of how private encounters inform and even shape historic events. The portrayal of public confrontation and violence on the Alabama town's …

Black History

How to Lose Those Last 5 Pounds Forever

You're THIS CLOSE to finally reaching your weight-loss goal!<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness</i>.<p>In the beginning of a weight-loss journey, pounds melt away like ice cream on a hot summer day. But as you get closer to your goal, it's not …

Inequality is killing American women

Research reveals women living in the lowest-income areas in the U.S. are twice as likely to suffer maternal death<p>Imagine that each year six U.S. passenger jets crashed, killing all passengers on board. Imagine that every person who died on those planes was a woman who was pregnant or recently gave …

Universe and Multiverse, Part 3

<i>This essay is Part 3 of a series from Gerald Cleaver’s chapter in the book Delight in Creation: Scientists Share Their Work with the Church, edited</i> …

Shakespeare at the end of the world: Why 'Station Eleven' is your 2014 must read

For the final MashableReads selection of the year, we've chosen <i>Station Eleven</i> by Emily St. John Mandel. <i>Station Eleven</i> is a beautiful, haunting book …