Rachel Marie Stone is the author of Eat with Joy: Redeeming God’s Gift of Food (InterVarsity). She blogs at Eat With Joy, part of the CCblogs network.
I was delighted to see Annie remade with an African American girl in the title role. But the new version doesn't do justice to the original's progressive vision.
Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking
If positive thinking leaves you cold, Oliver Burkeman's The Antidote will be just what the title promises.
It's easy to write off David Rakoff's novel in verse as a cliché. But Rakoff was master enough of his craft that his rhymes lapse into doggerel only when he chooses.
Racial Passing and the Color of Cultural Identity