Turkey may be a model for the rest of the Middle East, but the country faces deep problems. And religion is not at these problems' core.
I wanted to join a group of pastors going to the March on Washington. But I had young children—and no money for bus fare and meals—so I didn’t. I've rued it ever since.
The prospects for genuine democracy in Egypt are more remote than ever. But there are other models of Islamic politics in the region.
I asked Michael's mother what it was like to say goodbye. "Oh, it wasn't much fun," she said. Then she told me what she put in the coffin.
In Sisterland, Curtis Sittenfeld continues writing about women but not only for women.
The Newsroom is a great show that presents a noble sentiment. But it occasionally rings false.
Both Helen Simonson and Courtney Sullivan write tales of generational misunderstanding in which the elder's voice has the last, not very pretty word.
I find Dan Brown's use of the word fact charming. Fact: I'm powerless to say precisely what he means by it.
The changed color of glass is an apt metaphor for Judith Valente's transformation by the light of the Gospels and the lives of Benedictine sisters.