New today from the Century:
The editors on the meat industry, antibiotics and the FDA: "Many Americans believe that unfettered business
benefits us all. But what about when an industry's profit motive pushes it to endanger public health?"
- Carol Howard Merritt interviews Meredith Gould: "Within days of her wedding, Meredith Gould started writing Getting #Married to explain the why as well as the how of using social media to celebrate the sacred."
- Cynthia Weems blogs the lectionary: "It's hard to believe that any preacher would choose to
preach on this week's epistle reading. There are words here rarely spoken in
our sanctuaries, and using this text might get a preacher sent to
denominational reform school."
- Amy Frykholm points out that TIm Tebow wasn't the only devout Christian on the field yesterday: "A friend sent me
an e-mail before yesterday's Steelers-Broncos playoff game. He titled it, 'The
Steelers vs. God. Want to have brunch?'"
- Steve Thorngate quibbles with Charles McGrath's Stephen Colbert profile: "McGrath's framework is that there used to be two Colberts, the man
himself and the blowhard-pundit character. Now there's a third: a real
live political actor. I think that's all about right. But I don't know
why McGrath writes off Colbert's 2010 congressional testimony as part of
the old paradigm."
- John Petrakis reviews The Descendants: "Alexander Payne's film fancies itself a tragicomic story of spiritual
redemption. But despite the many characters and subplots employed to help build the tale, it is a house of cards." (subscription required)