Santa Claus arrived at the end of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade yesterday. I actually began seeing Christmas paraphernalia in stores before
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It’s been some time since I was on a plane. Or in a hotel. These things seem strange and foreign to me now. Covid-19 is now a fixture in life
We’re accustomed to religions being written out. Indeed, many world religions have sacred texts from the Avestas to Dianetics. Some
The shout-out is an always appreciated gesture. Among the guests on The Incarcerated Christian podcast, I’m pretty clearly the one with the
Over the years I’ve read a fair bit about Eraserhead without having ever seen it. Approaching it I had little idea what to expect—normally
There’s no such thing. Religious studies, that is. I first heard this a decade ago while working as religious studies editor for Routledge.
I don’t do much magazine reading. Back when I had more time (mainly before buying a house), there were a few with which I attempted to keep up.
It’s a veritable horror trope. The swarm, that is. We fear being overwhelmed by vast numbers of apparently innocuous insects or arachnids,
I once asked a movie expert—this must’ve been when I was regularly on a campus somewhere, but not Nashotah House—how many movies had been
The other day an older friend asked about my writing. My answer was brief because it’s complicated. Not because I do it from three to four
Ancient Near Eastern studies, where my academic work has the widest recognition, is still an area of fascination. I have to hold myself back when I
One benefit of aging is that hiccups become less common. They were always a conversation starter when I was younger—someone you were on a date
The Devil’s Advocates series consists of short books focused on a single horror film. For horror fans they’re a great resource, as they
Dippy is, apparently, a common name for pet diplodocuses. The statue of a diplodocus outside the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh is fondly known as
Something I was reading recently made me ponder how we become acquainted with culture, particularly pop culture. I can really only speak for