During the harsh New York City winter of 1909-10, 20,000 garment workers
marched and picketed to win recognition of their union.
Paul Elie's The Life You Save May Be Your Own is a deft and
ambitious four-part biography interweaving the lives of Dorothy Day,
Thomas Merton, Walker Percy and Flannery O'Connor, the mo
Fundamentalists are offended when there is no officially sanctioned path to salvation.
When Ayatollah Abdel Majid al-Khoei was stabbed to death earlier this month by a mob in Shiite Islam's holiest mosque, the bloody event was widely described as a blow to the forces of reconciliat
CORRECTION: When this column was originally published, a fact-checking error caused the word "owner" to be removed from a reference to the Jewish "owner-editors" of U.S. News & World Report and The New Republic. This may have made it appear as if Alterman was addressing the issue of Jewish "editors" in general with regard to media coverage and Israel, rather than merely the two men he cited.
Not since Jimmy Carter's confession that he had lusted in his heart
after women other than his wife have Americans been so interested in the
religious life of the man occupying the Oval Office.
At last the leaders of the Democratic Party have moved decisively,
hauling out their ripest comminations and hurling them at--no, not at
In 1992 Congress passed a law designed to increase the diversity of
television programming and to amplify traditionally underrepresented
In Hicksville, Long Island, on any given Sunday afternoon, pierced and
tattooed teenagers in black clothing gather to listen and watch as
groups of kids like themselves tear their fingertips on