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What was the most ridiculous argument you had with a friend and how did you resolve it?<p>Write about a time you or someone you knew didn't speak up, or …

Tabloid columnist says 'trans zealots' are 'destroying truth itself'

A tabloid columnist has hit out at “transgender zealots”, saying that the erosion of traditional gender roles is “destroying truth itself”.<p>Peter …

LGBTQ

Musical bliss: the London jazz festival pays tribute to Alice and John Coltrane

Ten years after her death, the LJFF climaxed with concerts recreating the ecstatic, devotional music heard in Alice Coltrane’s ashram, and the cosmic free jazz of her saxophonist husband<p>It seems astonishing now, but Alice Coltrane’s music was not always taken seriously. Jazz histories didn’t …

Music

We Must Fight Back Against Evangelicals’ Stories of Atheist Deathbed Conversions

This is a guest post by <b>Mark Kolsen</b>. He resides in Chicago and is a regular contributor to <i>American Atheist Magazine</i>.<p>…<p>Why do evangelical Christians, …

Atheism

Vanity Fair Fashion Staff Nonplussed by New Editor’s Personal Style

Radhika Jones joins the magazine next month with extensive literary and editorial experience.<p><b>WELCOME TO CONDÉ NAST:</b> Radhika Jones is learning the …

Fashion

Christopher Hitchens · 11 September 1973: Crimes against Allende

The Nixon-Kissinger regime was then only in its opening years, but it had become clear to some of us that the long, withdrawing roar of the Vietnam …

History

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The most surprising thing about the Museum of the Bible, the newest addition to the string of museums dotting downtown Washington, D.C., isn’t that …

Liberal View

Maclean Quartet pays homage to jazz legend Hancock | Nov. 17 Waterloo

Nick Maclean is a 26-year-old jazz pianist of rapidly increasing renown who has been described as "one of the most gifted young Toronto pianists to …

Jazz

Christians Envious Of The 'Respect' Islam Enjoys Should Be Careful What They Wish For

A common accusation during the furore over Greggs replacing baby Jesus with a sausage roll in advent calendar was one of double standards. Many of …

Religion

It's a jungle in there, Stanley

Can Boris Johnson’s dad avoid saying anything inflammatory on I'm A Celebrity?<p>There were two mascots for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. One was called Mandeville, obviously because Stoke Mandeville’s games are seen as the precursor to the Paralympics. But why Wenlock? Ever been to Much …

Boris Johnson

Jeremy Vuolo Is the Best Duggar Son-In-Law, and We Have All the Proof You Need

Last week, Jinger Duggar and her husband Jeremy Vuolo celebrated their first wedding anniversary, and they couldn't be cuter. The couple posted …

Adorable

Christopher Hitchens Dismisses the Cult of Ayn Rand: There’s No “Need to Have Essays Advocating Selfishness Among Human Beings; It Requires No Reinforcement”

Charges of hypocrisy, contradiction, “flip-flopping,” etc. in politics are so much mud thrown at the castle walls. Unless the peasants gather in …

Culture

Louis C.K. never asked us to admire him

<b>(CNN) —</b> Fitfully conscious, on his deathbed in 2005, Saul Bellow turned to his friend Eugene Goodheart and inquired: "Was I a man or was I jerk?" His seeming concern for whether he would be best remembered for his art or his life was well-founded. He had a Nobel, a Pulitzer and three National Book …

T.S. Eliot

Western intellectuals and their failure to understand the Islamist Left

Over the past 30 years a lot has changed. Theo Van Gogh was murdered for making a movie.<p>At a recent gathering of the Islamic Society of North America …

Religion

When moralizers get caught with their pants down

OK, let’s get this straight. Roy Moore, the self-righteous, Bible-thumping Alabama Republican running for the U.S. Senate has been accused of having a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32. Three other women said he pursued them when they were between the ages of 16 and 18 and he …

Dennis Hastert

An Atheist Can Respect Prayer

A kind woman in a church taught me that mocking faith is a bad approach.<p>I once attended a series of debates between a local atheist and a pastor in a suburban Portland, Ore., church. It was 2011, heyday of the New Atheism movement led by men like Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and the late Christopher …

Atheism

C-SPAN Radio celebrating two decades in Washington

There’s a big birthday happening in Washington: C-SPAN Radio is set to mark its 20th year in the nation’s capital.“It’s 20 magic years,” Brian Lamb, …

Seth Meyers

Team Amis

<i>The Rub of Time: Bellow, Nabokov, Hitchens, Travolta, Trump: Essays and Reportage, 1986-2016,</i> by Martin Amis<i>,</i> Jonathan Cape, 368 pp, £20, ISBN: …

Literature

My heavens: D'Souza and Hitchens debate existence of God

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: September 11, 2008 - It's hard to imagine that any atheists were converted to Christianity, or …

Atheism

An Open Letter to Dan Brown

Dear Dan,Before getting into the heart of this letter, as a non-fiction author myself, I am amazed at your gift for writing fiction. It's incredible …

Conservative View

Season of the Witch

On a Wednesday evening last week, I sat in on a class called “Witchcraft 101: Curses, Hexes and Jinxes,” at Catland, a fashionable occult boutique in Bushwick, Brooklyn. More than a dozen people, most of them young women, sat in folding chairs in the store’s black-walled event space. The instructor …

Opinion

Louis CK never asked us to admire him

T.S. Eliot was an anti-Semite who thought it a matter of public urgency to warn that the threat to any good society was “any large number of …

Conservative View

Three Cheers for Ashley Judd

NASHVILLE, TN – MARCH 15: Actress Ashley Judd attends the championship game of the SEC basketball tournament between the Kentucky Wildcats and the …

Ashley Judd

PBS' 'Frontline' makes an admirable move toward transparency

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CUNY Journalism School

Sean Hannity produces faith-based film starring Kevin Sorbo

At a time when Harvey Weinstein and other Hollywood elites face growing accusations of sexual impropriety, Sean Hannity has emerged as a film …

South African Politics

The Political Thrill of Having an Enemy

Knowing what you’re against has a way of clarifying the mind and sharpening the focus.<p>I didn’t have a cause to die for. If I was at a sit-in protesting government repression, and the military threatened to come in and “clear” the square, I’d probably run for the hills. The one time I was …

Tahrir Square

He died as he lived: David Hume, philosopher and infidel

As the Scottish philosopher David Hume lay on his deathbed in the summer of 1776, his passing became a highly anticipated event. Few people in …

British Philosophy

The Yahoo With the Microphone

Ranting in the rust belt with Donald Trump's perpetual-validation machine.<p>When the young Bismarck left St. Petersburg after his four-year stint at the Prussian embassy, he had the following verdict engraved on a ring: LA RUSSIE, C'EST LE NÉANT. Sterile, sclerotic, and fatally introverted, the …

Long-form Journalism

3 Ways to Find Redemption (in a Bottle)

Redemption, the Kentucky cult whiskey brand, releases two new bourbons and an award-winning rye.<p>Once upon a time, rye whiskey was the top tipple in …

Drinking

How I Became A Black Atheist

Yes, we do exist.The post How I Became A Black Atheist appeared first on MadameNoire.

Women of Color