New today from the Century:
An interview with ecologist Sandra Steingraber: "Chemical trespass and climate change are often dealt with by two
separate groups of environmentalists. I am interested in bringing these
two together." (subscription required)
- Debra Bendis reviews Steingraber's book: "It's time for the talk, says Sandra Steingraber: the talk about the pollutants that are
infiltrating our lives and threatening the health of all of us,
especially our children." (subscription required)
- Ryan Dueck on Christopher Hitchens, who died today: "The thing I appreciated most about Hitchens was the strong
element of moral protest that characterized his atheism. He expected
better--from God, from religious institutions and from those who claimed
to have some divinely inspired insight into the nature and purpose of
- Steve Thorngate on food drives: "There's something powerful about donating actual food for people to eat.
Of course, it'd be far more effective to just write a check."
- John Petrakis reviews Martha Marcy May Marlene, which "is at its best in showing both how the attractive and easily swayed
Martha is won over by the structure, discipline, camaraderie and faux
gentleness of the cult community."
- Renowned writer and polemicist Christopher Hitchens dies at age 62
- Obama defends his Israel policy at Jewish conference
- In Canada, Jewish, Muslim comedians joke about Christmas
- On Dec. 25, atheists celebrate a different birthday
- Christopher Hitchens' atheism was a gift to believers
- Religious freedom panel gets 11th-hour reprieve