Believe it or not
The World of Religion According to Huston Smith
A scholar discusses Eastern religions, New Age spirituality, and LSD.
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The audit that will save your lights.
A possible remedy for liver disease.
Book and music reviews; critical essays on culture
Julia Child, Albert Einstein, and me.
FEATURESthe dalai lama
Interview by Robert Thurman
The Tibetan spiritual leader talks with the renowned American Buddhist.
A Mother Jones Investigation:
"Hello. I'm Calling This Evening to Mislead You."
Phony grassroots campaigns are one more reason to be careful of what you sign.
The biggest threat to the Catholic Church could be sexual desire in the priesthood.
The $100 Christmas
A small revolt takes hold in the author's New England hometown.
Faith: Marianne Williamson Is Full of It
By Lynda Gorov
The high priestess of New Age is healing America one auditorium at a time.
Why Einstein Wasn't an Atheist
By Gordy Slack
Seven scientists reconcile their belief in God (or lack thereof) with their work.
Does the Bible Tell Me So?
By Ann Monroe
The Good Book isn't just a list of rules; it's a rich conversation.
PLUS: lost in the (biblical) translation.
Profile by Ethan Watters
The anti-affirmative action crusader confronts the consequences of his own success.
Cover illustration by Nick Dewar
Photograph of Newt Gingrich by Gary Boas/AdMedia/Newscom