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The New Jim Crow

The New Jim Crow

by Michelle Alexander, Karen Chilton (Translator)

It is no longer socially permissible to use race, explicitly, as a justification for discrimination, exclusion, and social contempt. Yet, as legal star Alexander reveals, today it is perfectly legal... Read More

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures

by Anne Fadiman (Preface by)

When three-month-old Lia Lee arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were... Read More

Meditations

Meditations

by Aurelius Marcus

The Meditations of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius are a readable exposition of the system of metaphysics known as stoicism. Stoics maintained that by putting aside great passions, unjust thoughts and... Read More

War Room

War Room (2015)

directed by Alex Kendrick
featuring Alex Kendrick, Priscilla Shirer, T.C. Stallings, Karen Abercrombie, Danielle Jordan, Michael Jr.

A Christian family under worldly pressures is shown by a wise older woman (Karen Abercrombie) how to make a "war room" as a prayerful place in the home to turn the family's path around. Violet... Read More

The Other Woman

The Other Woman (2014)

directed by Nick Cassavetes
featuring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Kinney

Nick Cassavetes' comedy The Other Woman concerns venture capitalist Mark (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), a lying, conniving sociopath. His wife, Kate (Leslie Mann), and his mistress, Carly (Cameron Diaz),... Read More

'Winter Kills'

The holidays have passed (finally), the days of binge eating and over indulgence have necessarily waned. We’ve moved inexorably into the dull days of winter, the short, dissipating days of rain or snow, or just watery, cold sunlight, drifting up out of the mist of morning and disappearing with no[…] Read More

'Post Break Blues: Back to School (Again)'

So, you’re just in the process of enjoying your break for the holidays, or for spring, or for summer or for whatever reason you’ve removed yourself from the craziness of school, and then that prickly sensation hits: the first day back is quickly approaching! Aside from groaning and shoving your[…] Read More

'Crafting Unique Gifts'

It’s that time of the year again. No matter what religion or philosophical idea you subscribe to, chances are you’re looking to provide some kind of gift for someone this month. So have you ever thought about “crafting” this year’s holiday gifts? In a world of chain stores and brand names where the[…] Read More