Tag Archives: God

O’Connor and Coltrane: Saints of American Art

Flannery O’Connor wanted to jolt you with the violent shock of recognition, in the service of artistic if not spiritual consecration; Coltrane wanted to transcend the insanity altogether, altering consciousness through a profoundly moving colloquy. Continue reading

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Carrie & Lowell & Sufjan & Me

When great live performances approach religious experiences. Continue reading

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Bigger Than Jesus: The Gospel of U2, Leonard Cohen, and Sufjan Stevens

Robert Burke Warren goes deep into his own story to talk about the persistence of God in pop, and how and why non-believers and doubting Thomases still go for it. Continue reading

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Rock and Roll Coffee: An Interview with Corey Taylor

“Admittedly, to read the book, you have to kind of buy into the fact that (ghosts) do exist…” -Corey Taylor on his newest book, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven” Continue reading

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Power Trio: 3 Songs to Play When the Westboro Baptist Church Shows Up at Your Event

Weeklings Music Editor Joe Daly takes on the Westboro Baptist Church, offering three songs to keep handy in case they ever show up at one of your events. Continue reading

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Raw Book Reviews by the Restlessly Deceased: Christopher Hitchens on Mitch Albom

This week, Christopher Hitchens applies a full Mother Theresa to Mitch Albom’s “The Five People You Meet in Heaven.” Continue reading

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Like Superior

God against Satan, 2Pac against Biggie, Bush against Gore…Greg Olear selects a winner based on Faceook LIKEs. Continue reading

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