Mad Men, Esalen, and spiritual privilege

May 26, 2015 nyupressblog 1

—Marion Goldman The online community is still pulsing with speculation about the final close up of Don Draper meditating on the edge of the Pacific at Esalen Institute—where he found bliss or maybe just an

Clinton deserves the black vote

May 19, 2015 nyupressblog 0

—F. Michael Higginbotham [This article originally appeared in The Baltimore Sun.] Political pundits have wondered whether Hillary Clinton will enjoy the same enthusiastic support from the African-American community in her presidential bid that President Barack Obama received.

Entering Lakewood Church

May 13, 2015 nyupressblog 2

Phillip Luke Sinitiere, author of Salvation with a Smile: Joel Osteen, Lakewood Church, and American Christianity, will be a featured guest blogger on From the Square leading up to his book’s publication in October! The posts will unveil certain aspects of the project and provide selected snapshots of the making of the book, including his research and the writing process. To kick off the series, below is the opening vignette from the book’s introduction. (Check out his other post on the book’s cover over at Baldblogger!)