Arts & Culture
Celebrate and Exercise Your Right to Read
Countless people through the centuries have been denied the comforts of literacy and the thrill of encountering life-changing ideas in books. This week is a good time to reflect on how fortunate we are to have the freedom to read—and to resolve more firmly to exercise it.
The Great British Baking Show’s Wonderful Sense of Life
If you’ve been searching for a highly entertaining, heartwarming show that demonstrates how it’s possible for people to pursue their greatest passions while having fun and respecting their competitors—even when someone has to “lose”—look no further.
‘Awesome without Allah’: Helping Muslims Leave Islam
Ditching Islam is a necessary step toward a truly human life for millions of Muslims all over the world, and Ex-Muslims of North America is helping many to take that step.
John Fogerty’s Disciplined Focus
For all its apparent simplicity, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s music resonates because of the precision with which it was written, the discipline with which it was performed, and the bold and joyous spirit it evokes in its fans.
The Man Who Electrified Music
Though he never sought the spotlight nor learned to play guitar, Leo Fender’s creations, including the Telecaster, Precision Bass, and Stratocaster, opened the door for countless young players—and for a revolution in music.