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Grumpy Old Man: An Interview with ‘Sissy Nation’ author John Strausbaugh

Grumpy Old Man: An Interview with ‘Sissy Nation’ author John Strausbaugh
By January 29, 2008

Sissy Nation: How America Became a Culture of Wimps and Stoopits (Virgin Books, on sale February 6) is one of the funniest books you will ever read — if you aren’t a sissy. Author John Strausbaugh, a contributor to the … Read More

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What the Angry Atheists Get Wrong

What the Angry Atheists Get Wrong
By July 23, 2007

Recent polemics by proud and angry atheists have gotten many of us—faithful and skeptical alike—thinking better of belief in God. Books like Sam Harris’s Letter to a Christian Nation, Richard Dawkins’s The God Delusion, and most recently, Christopher Hitchens’s God … Read More

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The Best of Harry Potter Fan Fiction

The Best of Harry Potter Fan Fiction
By July 16, 2007

I have a sick fascination with fan fiction, those often epic-novels written by ardent fans of movies, television shows, books, boy bands, video games and, strangely, real people. It’s not simply that I’m interested in the intense fandom exhibited by … Read More

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A Better Shakespearean Sonnet for Valentine’s Day

A Better Shakespearean Sonnet for Valentine’s Day
By February 14, 2007

With all due respect to Robert Pinsky, it’s not often that Shakespeare’s glorious sequence to “W.H.” is credited with lesbian overtones. Here’s one example of suspected girle-on-girle action, at least according to the excellent Stephen Booth’s annotated Sonnets. What potions … Read More

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Day 1 (Dennis Prager): Why Are Atheists So Angry?

Day 1 (Dennis Prager): Why Are Atheists So Angry?
By November 16, 2006

From: Dennis Prager To: Sam Harris Subject: The Faith of Disbelief There is one thing you and I agree on, Sam. You write that you are “quite sure that we need only use words like ‘reason,’ ‘common sense,’ ‘evidence,’ and … Read More

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