Obsessed with Death

From First Thoughts

Wesley Smith has known for a long time that Jack Kevorkian was creepy. And thanks to Wesley and Rita L. Marker and others, First Things readers have come to know this as well. And now, to confirm their assessments on creepiness, comes Sanjay Gupta’s interview with Kevorkian on CCN. When . . . . Continue Reading »

FT Events in NYC

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Thanks to all for making last week’s event with Michael Wyschogrod a success! We had quite an engaging discussion about Prof. Wyschogrod’s proposal in his recent article published in the May issue of FIRST THINGS: ” A King in Israel .” Keep reading FT Online to hear about . . . . Continue Reading »

Re: Cashing in on Earth Day

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Ryan ‘s onto something. Just walking around New York at lunchtime today I ran into two commercial signs of Earth-day cheer. That’s right! Spend $125 and we’ll give you an eco-tote that probably cost 5 cents to produce! Or, how about this, more in tune with the true meaning of . . . . Continue Reading »

It’s Too Good

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You might have seen the billboard for the new HBO movie on Jack Kevorkian. I did, this week, on the walk to work. It shows a close-up of Al Pacino, who plays Jack Kevorkian in the movie, with heavy glasses and a half grin on his face. The caption reads “Is This the Face of a Killer?” My . . . . Continue Reading »

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!

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The Mardi Gras season in New Orleans starts weeks in advance of today’s actual celebration, and is traditionally known as a time for people to celebrate excess in the days leading up to Lent—forty days of fasting. In some ways, though, Mardi Gras has become a celebration of vice before . . . . Continue Reading »