Signature Books » A Response to “Translation and Historicity of the Book of Abraham” by Dr. Robert Ritner
This essay is by Dr. Robert Ritner, Professor of Egyptology in the Oriental Institute, housed at the University of Chicago. It is a response to an essay posted…
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The Dispute Between Radical Feminism and Transgenderism
On May 24th, a few dozen people gathered in a conference room at the Central Library, a century-old Georgian Revival building in downtown Portland, Oregon, for…
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The Tea Party Isn’t a Political Movement, It’s a Religious One
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America has long been the incubator of many spiritual creeds going back to the Great Awakening and even earlier. Only…
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How we end up marrying the wrong people | Philosophers' Mail
Anyone we could marry would, of course, be a little wrong for us. It is wise to be appropriately pessimistic here. Perfection is not on the cards. Unhappiness…
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Banishing Dissent: The Excommunication of Mormon Activist Kate Kelly
By Kristine Haglund | June 25, 2014
Kate Kelly, founder of Ordain Women, checks messages after learning she has been excommunicated from the LDS Church. (AP…
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For College Mormons, Sexual Violence Is a Religious Problem
In the Classroom
By Phoenix Tso • July 02, 2014 • 10:00 AM
Brigham Young University. (Photo: Jaren Wilkey/Wikimedia Commons)
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Stash Pad
Additional reporting by Michael Hudson of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. PART I. THE BUYER The buyer, an Italian, was in town for a…
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Found: The Elusive Man At The Heart Of The Hollywood Sex Abuse Scandal
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The Last American Man
I met Eustace Conway through his little brother Judson, who is a young cowboy and a very good friend of mine. I used to work with Judson Conway on a ranch out…
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One Doctor’s Quest to Save People by Injecting Them With Scorpion Venom | Magazine | WIRED
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Because it’s so late on a Monday afternoon, there is a listless vibe inside the University of Washington lecture hall…
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How Did Michael Strange Really Die in Afghanistan?
After Northeast Philly’s Michael Strange was killed in Afghanistan in 2011, his father, Charles Strange, went on a quest for answers. It’s a journey that’s…
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The World Cup of Dirty Dreams: Inside Brazil's Most Infamous Brothel
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The Bride’s Father Gives A Speech To The Groom
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How Poor Young Black Men Run from the Police | VICE United States
Photo by Hill Street Studios/Matthew Palmer Alice Goffman is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison whose book, On the Run:…
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Nipsters: The German Neo-Nazis Trying to Put a Hipper Face on Hate | Culture News | Rolling Stone
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Francis’s Holy War — Matter — Medium
By Alma Guillermoprieto
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Where would you take a $100,000 check that is also a suicide note - to the cops or to the bank?
John Francis Beech had a date with destiny last summer. He counted down the days on a calendar in his garage, crossing out each day leading to the final Sunday…
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The American Scholar: The Torture Colony - Bruce Falconer
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This Internet Millionaire Has a New Deal For You
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Prey
Prey In the aftermath of rape, and throughout the two-year-long rape trial, I was obsessed with dangerous animals. This is how I went from prey to predator. My…
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Profiles: Covering the Cops
In the newsroom of the Miami Herald, there is some disagreement about which of Edna Buchanan’s first paragraphs stands as the classic Edna lead. I line up with…
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Why Are All the Cartoon Mothers Dead?
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What Happens When the Amish Get Rich
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Adam Levine Doesn't Care If You Like Him (But He'd Really Prefer That You Did)
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What Moscow Really Wants | Foreign Affairs
ALEXANDER LUKIN is Vice President of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Director of the Center for East Asian and Shanghai…
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What is the Appeal of Mormon Orthodoxy over alternative ideologies?
In my last blog post, I engaged with Jeff G’s post at New Cool Thang that attributes the deterioration and loss of so many Mormons’ testimonies to the adoption…
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Excommunicated Mormon Says Church Can't Take Away Her Faith : NPR
Kathleen Kelly was excommunicated from the Mormon Church for advocating that women be ordained. Host Michel Martin speaks with Kelly about her cause and her…
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Secrets of the Creative Brain
As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working with many gifted and high-profile subjects over the years, but…
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LDS Traditional Marriage: "We've always counseled in the Church for our Mexican members to marry Mexicans, our Japanese members to marry Japanese, our Caucasians to marry Caucasians,..."
I am very happy to be here, brethren and sisters, and to speak for Brother Hinckley and Brother Monson and our associates. It’s overwhelming to see an audience…
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Op-ed: Decision has been made for you, LDS feminists
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Few events in the life of a church can match the warmth and hopefulness of a ceremony to welcome a new baby into the community.
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Why ‘brokenness’ must be a part of Jewish engagement
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A "Star Trek" Episode Shows the Next Phase of Human Communication
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Casual Love
Friends, put on your flak jackets. It’s time to drop some honesty on yet another uncomfortable topic: love. We use the word “love” to mean a lot of things.…
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What's Left of Malcolm Cowley by Adam Kirsch, City Journal Spring 2014
What in God’s name has happened to you?” wrote Edmund Wilson to Malcolm Cowley, his successor as the literary editor of The New Republic. The year was 1938, and…
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Inside the Viper Room: Hollywood’s Most Exclusive Poker Game
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Hong Kong Trams
traverse the Northern part of Hong Kong Island on a East-West direction, they are cheap, clunky and slow, but a very unique experience and a sightseeing…
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Latter-day Saints and Excommunication, Part II
Tuesday, we're continuing our conversation on discipline and excommunication in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Doug's guest for the hour is…
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Jill Lepore: What the Theory of “Disruptive Innovation” Gets Wrong
Disruption is a theory of change founded on panic, anxiety, and shaky evidence. Illustration by Brian Stauffer.
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TelexFree co-owner Carlos Wanzeler takes refuge in Brazilian seaside city, while partner awaits trial in US prison - The Boston Globe
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Carlos Wanzeler, co-owner of TelexFree Inc., has taken refuge in coastal Vitoria, the Brazilian city where he grew…
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Is Terry Richardson an Artist or a Predator?
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Terry Richardson, displaced from his old photography studio on the Bowery by a high-end fitness chain, was at his new space,…
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What Do Quora Interns Think of Their Internship_ - Quora
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« <em>From the American Scene:</em> The Harlem Ghetto: Winter 1948 Commentary Magazine
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Twenty years after Bronco chase, O.J. Simpson still a mystery | SI.com
By Greg Bishop and Thayer Evans
This story appears in the June 16, 2014, issue of Sports Illustrated. To subscribe to the magazine here and purchase the digital…
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Should Two Children Be Imprisoned For Plotting To Kill Their Classmates?
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Colville is in Stevens County, far eastern Washington state. A town of 4,600 people, it is a roughly…
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Flesh Is Weak
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Can General Linder’s Special Operations Forces Stop the Next Terrorist Threat?
On a searing morning this spring, Brig. Gen. James B. Linder leaned against the red-webbing seats of a C-130 as it flew over the Sahara. On his camouflaged…
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The Day We Set the Colorado River Free
The dry Colorado River delta meets the Gulf of California. Photo: Pete McBride
On Friday, March 28, 2014, I did something that has been impossible for most of…
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Escape From Crimea: An Ethnic Russian Journalist’s Flight From Ukraine
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The Fight to Find John Wilkes Booth’s Diary in a Forgotten Subway Tunnel
On a quiet evening in December 2010, Robert Diamond was watching television in his apartment, tucking into a bowl of franks and beans, when the telephone rang.…
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[Report] | The Man Who Saves You from Yourself, Nathaniel Rich | Harper's Magazine
Report — From the November 2013 issue
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Nobody ever joins a cult. One joins a nonprofit group that promotes green technology, animal rights, or…
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ISSUE 85: Scout's Honor :: Oxford American - The Southern Magazine of Good Writing
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These Gruesome Dollhouse Death Scenes Helped Create Forensic Science
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On Aug. 19, 1946, Dorothy Dennison left her house to walk to the local butcher’s shop. It was a Monday afternoon, and the high school…
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All It Took to Cure Baldness Was a Laser Beam, a Garage, and an Indiegogo Push
You know what’s still made in America? Laser spewing hair helmets.
Last August, a startup called Theradome began selling a device—aptly named the Theradome…
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Human faces evolved to be punched by human fists, researchers say
According to researchers at the University of Utah, the bones of the human face have evolved to be more robust for protection against repeated impacts by small…
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November 2008: Bethany McLean on Henry Nicholas
On April 12, 2008, a funeral was held at the Westwood Hills Christian Church, which is across the street from U.C.L.A., for a man named Robert Warnes Leach.…
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The Case Against Sharing — The Nib — Medium
With the rise of the “sharing economy,” many have asked the same question, though perhaps not with the same excitement. But this was Share, a conference meant…
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