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Book Review: Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen by Mary Sharratt

Hildegard, a new Catholic saint, learned the hard way you can't fool God with self-torture to force your way into heaven. Read More »

Book Review: Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath by Mimi Alford

There are no steamy secrets here. Read More »

Book Review: God’s Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World by Cullen Murphy

In today’s lingo, inquisitions are probably the purest form of “hate crimes.” Discover their appeal in God's Jury. Read More »

DVD Review: The Essence of Mahayana Buddhism with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

His Holiness counseled: be a “wise selfish” because if you help others you will be much happier than before Read More »

DVD Review: A Message of Peace & Compassion with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

What about world peace--is it possible? I think we all want to know the answer. Read More »

Movie Review: A Dangerous Method

We are welcome voyeurs of three psychiatrists who are driven by and jammed up with a passion for drugs and sex. Read More »

DVD Review: Facing Death & Dying Well

The expected but early death of Steve Jobs creates a real teachable moment about death and rebirth. Read More »

Movie Review: Moneyball

There’s no denying Pitt this awards season. His regular-guy Billy Beane delivers. Read More »

DVD Review: The Dalai Lama DVD Series

Eastern philosophy is less religion and more BYOB-like: bring your own beliefs--this is not okay among staunch Christians. Read More »

Movie Review: The Debt (2011)

Not your usual Nazi-Mossad hide-and-seek in East Berlin--but a real thriller. Read More »