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Confusing God and country: Meet Roy Moore, Alabama’s next senator

<b>Roy Moore (AP/Brynn Anderson/Getty/operofilm/Salon)</b><p>Alabama’s likely senator isn’t just a “Christian conservative.” He wants a theocratic state under “Biblical law”<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>October 1, 2017 4:00pm (UTC)<p>Roy Moore's victory in Alabama's Republican Senate primary is cause for widespread …

Tom Ford on Sex, Death, and Penetration

Make one good movie and maybe it’s an accident. But two? With the bold, unsettling Nocturnal Animals, menswear’s most cinematic designer proves he’s just as potent in the world of cinema.<p>Tom Ford thinks about death all day, if you want to know the truth. “I look at a puppy and I think, ‘Oh my God, …

Confronted by my own bullsh*t: I wanted to be the voice of nonviolence for my church after George Zimmerman’s acquittal, but all I could do was cry for all my inconsistencies

<b>(Convergent Books/Courtney Perry)</b><p>Could I “stand my own ground” against violence and racism when my own life contains so much ambiguity?<p>Nadia Bolz-Weber<p>September 26, 2015 10:00pm (UTC)<p>Reprinted from “ACCIDENTAL SAINTS: FINDING GOD IN ALL THE WRONG PEOPLE.”<p>"Well, <i>friend</i>, want to go to the shooting …

Gun Control

How Britain came to revere Elizabeth II

The steadfast sovereign is the nation's longest-reigning monarch.<p>How Britain came to revere Elizabeth II<p>The steadfast sovereign is the nation’s longest-reigning monarch.<p>Published on September 8, 2015<p>Scholars say the first king of a united England was an Anglo-Saxon warrior named Athelstan, crowned …

Secrets of the extreme religious right: Inside the frightening world of Christian Reconstructionism

The zealots pushing a horrifying vision of “religious freedom” really have in mind a new biblical slavery<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>July 31, 2015 7:26pm (UTC)<p>As an unprecedented shift in public opinion brought about the legalization of gay marriage, a vigorous counter-current has been intensifying under the …

Religion

The Best Bar Soaps for Men

Maybe he started using his girlfriend’s in college. Maybe it was on the advice of an old roommate. Maybe he just got a little curious in the “bath” …

Skin Care

“Brokeback Mountain” cast and crew remember Heath Ledger: “One of the greatest actors that has ever been”

<b>Heath Ledger in "Brokeback Mountain" (Focus Features)</b><p>Ang Lee, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway and others speak to Out magazine on the film’s tenth anniversary<p>Anna Silman<p>July 28, 2015 4:37pm (UTC)<p>On the tenth anniversary of Ang Lee's pathbreaking gay love story “Brokeback Mountain,” the cast and crew …

Anne Hathaway

This is how I lost my faith: Science helped, yes — but finally I accepted the holy texts were written by man

<b>(mikhail via Shutterstock)</b><p>I thought religion and sacred texts held absolute truth handed down from God. I was so powerfully wrong<p>Shulem Deen<p>June 14, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “All Who Go Do Not Return: A Memoir”<p>Among people who lose faith, I would later learn, many point to scientific …

How to Make the Absolute Best Scrambled Eggs Ever

By Bon Appétit<p>These scrambled eggs are super soft and just a little runny, aka exactly how they should be.<p>We believe strongly that "putting an egg on it" transforms almost anything into a meal. But lately we've turned our attention away from our beloved olive oil-fried egg and toward a soft sunny …

Breakfast

This Video Teaches You the Basics of Making Small Talk

Small talk is an abhorrent chore to most people. Yet, chances are, most of the non-family relationships you’ve built started with small talk. It’s a …

Men can have multiple orgasms: The little-known technique that could revolutionize your sexual experience

“Men and women are physiologically a lot more similar than people realize,” argues sex educator Jack Johnston<p>Carrie Weisman<p>June 2, 2015 9:30pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>As a society we carry a lot of entrenched ideas about sex. Perhaps one of the most deeply ingrained …

Martin Luther’s pro-sex shocker: “Does the pope set up laws? Let him set them up for himself and keep hands off my liberty” | Salon.com

Inevitably, he found biblical validation for the sporting that goes on between husband and wife. “We are permitted to laugh and have fun with and embrace our wives, whether they are naked or clothed,” just as Isaac fondled his wife in Genesis 26:8. (Later he would refer to sex between spouses as …

Theology

Errol Morris: How Typography Shapes Our Perception Of Truth

The acclaimed filmmaker of The Thin Blue Line and The Fog Of War reveals why he now types all his manuscripts in Baskerville.<p>In 2013, acclaimed filmmaker and author Errol Morris ran a bold experiment. With the collusion of the <i>New York Times</i>, he asked 45,000 readers to take an online test. The test …

The magic of “Wolf Hall”: The exquisite (and chilling) details that bring history to life

<b>Mark Rylance in "Wolf Hall" (PBS)</b><p>From its masterful acting all the way down to its period-perfect approach to hats and heads, “Wolf Hall” nails it<p>Sonia Saraiya<p>May 10, 2015 9:30pm (UTC)<p>Everyone in “Wolf Hall” is always wearing a hat. Then men wear actual caps—floppy velvet ones, or stiffer, …

The right’s home-school conspiracy: How I helped GOP launch a religious war

<b>(ehrlif via Shutterstock)</b><p>I helped start the religious right. This is how we sought to undermine secular America — and build a theocracy<p>Frank Schaeffer<p>January 20, 2015 10:15pm (UTC)<p>As someone who participated in the rise of the religious right in the 1970s and 1980s, I can tell you that you can’t …

Religion

Vinyl’s difficult comeback

On an industrial estate in Röbel, 90 miles north of Berlin, the vinyl presses at the Optimal factory were grinding and pumping away. They made a percussive racket – regular clunks, wheezes, and hisses, underlain by a droning hum – and created a distinct aroma, sharp and metallic, suggestive of …