Magazine June 27, 2016, Issue

Secret Agent Woman

In case you haven’t been following the important debates on the Internet this year, people are wondering why James Bond can’t be a woman and why Captain America can’t be gay. No one is yet asking why an apple can’t be a wrench, but give them time.

It’s quite the change from the comic-book panics of the ’50s, when Dr. Fredric Wertham’s book The Seduction of the Innocent accused the comics of implying homosexual relationships between big strapping men in tights and their youthful wards. That was derided for years as evidence of blue-nosed hysteria, and now it is a consummation

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Spiritual Self-Interest In the Week (April 11), a comparison between King David and Donald Trump was made. In describing David’s braveness, it was written: “As a boy, David fought his way ...
Politics & Policy

The Week

‐ Trump U. charged outrageous sums for worthless instruction, left graduates woefully unprepared for the job market, and bombarded students with meaningless jargon and self-affirming slogans. Sounds like a legit ...
Athwart

Secret Agent Woman

In case you haven’t been following the important debates on the Internet this year, people are wondering why James Bond can’t be a woman and why Captain America can’t be ...
Politics & Policy

Poetry

ALTAR The altar of the great cathedral brings indoors something of the majesty of the open sky, as the architect lifts the eyes of all from the altar to the wide beauty and precision of the ...

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