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Return To Pangaea by Dish Staff Morgan Meis meditates on the symbolic meaning of the Panama Canal, which officially opened 100 years ago this month: [F]or all this talk of progress and accumulated knowledge of the continents and seas, there is also something prehistoric ab
Andrew Sullivan | 12 hours, 29 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Poems From The Country Parson by Dish Staff Reviewing John Drury’s Music at Midnight: The Life and Poetry of George Herbert, Mark Jarman traces the distinctiveness of Herbert’s religious vision to his years as a priest in a country parish a situation quite different from t
Andrew Sullivan | 13 hours, 26 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The View From Your Window by Dish Staff Montefino, Italy, 4.00 pm
Andrew Sullivan | 13 hours, 59 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
I Feel, Therefore I Am by Dish Staff Alan Lightman shares the “tentative conclusions” he’s drawn from thinking about how to live with the belief that law, culture, and social codes “have no intrinsic value outside of our minds”: [U]ntil the day whe
Andrew Sullivan | 14 hours, 24 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The complex world of simplification Like most issues, the immigration issue in America looks simple. It's worth looking more closely.
The Christian Science Monitor | 14 hours, 50 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Mental Health Break by Dish Staff A mesmerizing music video:
Andrew Sullivan | 14 hours, 55 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Stick To Fiction? by Dish Staff Paul Seaton pans novelist Marilynne Robinson’s political commentary, claiming that her “high intelligence and humane sensibility seem to flee her when she looks to her right”: In literary terms, Marilynne Robinson is a nati
Andrew Sullivan | 15 hours, 17 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Senior Gypsy Economy by Sue Halpern Every so often a random confluence of articles makes it possible to see into the future with the clearest of crystal balls. In this case, the articles come from The New York Times and Harper’s, and the story they tell together should
Andrew Sullivan | 15 hours, 48 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Letters: Abuse not 'Asian' but thoroughly British Although sexual abuse of children has been widely reported recently, in childrens homes, by men in positions of power, in the entertainment industry, and within families, I have not seen a suggestion that these cultures needed investigation, as the Britis
The Independent | 15 hours, 54 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Isis isnt the first group to use the butchers knife as an instrument of policy. Nor will it be the last Chopping off someones head or sawing it off or slicing it off is about gore. Blood. Pain. Grotesquerie. Death by the blade is about shame, suffering in an animal slaughterhouse. Its the most repulsive theatre, understood by the Romans, the Tudors, the Fre
The Independent | 15 hours, 57 minutes ago | comment? | recommend