Monthly Archives: July 2008

An Old Story

The story below is a better introduction to Daniel Elkind than even I, a friend of years, could provide. Also, he's asked me to keep it short. Born in Moscow, raised in Philadelphia and suburban New Jersey, living in Brooklyn. … Read More

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God 2.0 and Prayer Technology

The Greek Orthodox Church has come up with a creative way to keep ex-pat Greeks feeling connected to the church. Now, anyone who can’t make it to the church of the Virgin Mary on the Aegean island of Tinos for … Read More

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Joshua Lutz

Joshua Lutz is an artist living and working in New York City. He received his undergraduate degree from Bard College and his masters from Bard College at the International Center of Photography. Joshua is the recipient of the Tierney Fellowship, … Read More

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Most Wanted: The Big, Bad Butchers and Bullies of Agriprocessors

On May 12, 2008, 900 federal and state law enforcement personnel raided Agriprocessors, the country’s largest kosher slaughterhouse. They arrested almost 400 illegal alien workers and had outstanding warrants for hundreds more. On the day of the raid, more than … Read More

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This Means Nothing

Over the past decade, French photographer Le Bijoutier has roamed the five boroughs of New York City, documenting the evolution of street art. Unlike graffiti artists, whose bombing campaigns mark them in the public eye as vandals, the work of … Read More

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At-Home Church Means Big Tax Breaks

Last week I wrote about churches and synagogues being turned into homes. This week, homes are being turned into churches. A man in Lake Bluff, IL recently converted a portion of his house into a church, and then claimed an … Read More

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Obama’s Brandenburg Should Be In Pakistan

One of the most interesting things about the Obama-McCain showdown is that for the most part, most of the world, including the Americans, have already begun treating Obama as President. The sort of coverage he gets, and more importantly, the … Read More

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Heavy Metal Monk Jams About Sex

You might not expect to see many *Men of God* at a heavy metal concert, but that doesn’t mean there are no monks rocking out — on stage, no less. Take Fratello Metallo, or the Metal Friar, a 62-year-old Capuchin … Read More

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