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  • In Theory: How should faiths deal with uncomfortable truths?

    A Washington Post blog post points out that in this digital age, when people can come across all manner of stories on the Internet, leaders of well-established religions are being forced to acknowledge certain historical truths and as a result are making concerted efforts to become more transparent about their organizations.
  • Review: 'The Lost Book of Mormon' by Avi Steinberg

    Review: 'The Lost Book of Mormon' by Avi Steinberg
    Joan Didion famously said that "we tell ourselves stories in order to live." Didion was talking of the way we create narratives out of the stuff of our lives, attempting to make sense, to extract meaning, from what happens to us, what we observe around...

    After 200 years, Mormon church admits founder had dozens of wives

    After 200 years, Mormon church admits founder had dozens of wives
    The Mormon church has admitted that founder Joseph Smith married about 40 women including a 14-year-old and others who were already the wives of his followers, having maintained for nearly 200 years that he was monogamous. The Church of Jesus Christ of...

    In Theory: Does a prisoner have a right to facial hair?

    The U.S. Supreme Court this month heard the case of Gregory Holt, a prisoner serving a life sentence in Arkansas who says he wants to grow a beard in observance of his religious beliefs. The state of Arkansas considers the converted Muslim, who now...

    Actor B.J. Novak's Brings His Unusual Children's Book To Madison

    Actor B.J. Novak's Brings His Unusual Children's Book To Madison
    You may know actor B.J. Novak from his hilarious role as Ryan the weasel-y temp on TV's "The Office,'' but he is a comedian, director, producer and author, too. Novak won praise for his debut story collection, "One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories"...