Tag: Religion

Home Sweet Home: NBC Orders Ava DuVernay’s Unscripted Family Social Experiment Series on Race, Religion, Economics and Gender

Ava DuVernayPhoto: Adam Burrell Ava DuVernay and her arts advocacy collective ARRAY has another project in the works—and this time they’re diving into reality TV. Or since she is a documentarian, perhaps “docu-series” fits better here. Advertisement NBC has ordered 10 hour-long episodes of an upcoming unscripted family social experience series called Home Sweet Home, […]

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Rabbi Who Counseled Nick Cannon Before His Apology Speaks Out

Source: Leon Bennett / Getty After Nick Cannon was fired by Viacom, the media personality wrote a lengthy response to the company accusing them of silencing him and “robbing” Black communities. Viacom terminated their relationship with Cannon after he was slammed for comments deemed anti-Semitic on an episode of his podcast. Although he apologized in […]

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The Truth About Trump’s Evangelical Support

The modern evangelical movement was born in the late nineteenth century at a moment of tremendous turmoil. Americans were recovering from the horrors of the Civil War and the conflicts over Reconstruction, struggling through turbulent economic contractions, wrestling with the impact of massive immigration, and confronting novel ideas about the evolution of humans from monkeys. […]

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The Tragic Politicization of the Hagia Sophia

The new stone basilica was designed by Greek geometers, and its warm, glowing interior looks like an act of God. When it was done, Justinian said, “Solomon, I have outdone thee!” The central dome is 55.6 meters tall. Marble arches in green and white and purple scatter outwards from the center, studded with gold mosaic. […]

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The Tragic Politicization of Hagia Sophia

The new stone basilica was designed by Greek geometers, and its warm, glowing interior looks like an act of God. When it was done, Justinian said, “Solomon, I have outdone thee!” The central dome is 55.6 meters tall. Marble arches in green and white and purple scatter outwards from the center, studded with gold mosaic. […]

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Searching for Consolation in Max Weber’s Work Ethic

Charisma and Disenchantment: The Vocation Lectures Max Weber Buy on Bookshop New York Review of Books, 176 pp., $15.95 Modern invocations of the work ethic are usually misreadings: The Protestant Ethic was more lament than celebration. Weber sought to narrate the arrival of what had become a no-longer-questioned assumption: that our duty was to labor […]

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