Roger Ebert (1942 – 2013)

Roger Ebert was born on June 18, 1942, in Urbana, Illinois. He was the only child of Annabel (a bookkeeper) and Walter Ebert (an... Read More

When God Wept

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by Leon F. Seltzer

If ever there were a day deserving to be called—secularly—a “day of reckoning,” this would be the day for Owen Ross, the forty-seven-year-old protagonist... Read More

Joseph Anton: A Memoir

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by Howard Schneider

I perforce begin with a confession: I couldn’t finish Salman Rushdie’s two most notable novels, Midnight’s Children and The Satanic Verses. I don’t love... Read More

Smile, You’re Beautiful

by Jan Priddy

This afternoon a student passed me, grinning. She’d just visited the eastern-most toilet stall in the “senior” bathroom. The room is decrepit, the soap... Read More

In Praise of Frivolity

by Greta Christina

“How can life have meaning without God?” Pretty much every atheist or humanist I know has gotten this question. It’s often asked in a... Read More

Awesome Anniversary Fifty Years Ago, Official School Prayer Sent Packing

by Rob Boston

On June 17, 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down one of its most important rulings dealing with the role of religion in public... Read More

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