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Alice Boyes interviews Garth Fletcher, one of the authors of the new book, The Science of Intimate Relationships.

How Often?

How Often Should Married Couples Have Sex? by Elizabeth Bernstein. Remember the scene in “Annie Hall” where Woody Allen’s and Diane Keaton’s characters each answer their therapists’ questions about how often they have sex? Mr. Allen’s Alvy Singer laments, “Hardly […]


Why American Education Fails by Jal Mehta. In his landmark 1973 book, The Coming of Post-industrial Society, the sociologist Daniel Bell heralded the United States’ transition from a labor-intensive economy that produced goods to a knowledge-based one geared toward providing […]


The Secret Faith of Washington by Joshua DuBois. A godless city? Please. President Obama’s former religious adviser on the surprising number of believers in D.C.’s corridors of power. More here.


The Shepherd by Timothy Dalrymple. When Rick Warren arrived at the Faith Angle Forum in Key West, Florida, in May 2005, the megachurch pastor addressed one of the last remaining groups in America that knew almost nothing about him: journalists. […]

Red Line

Erase the Red Line by John Mueller. Although chemical weapons are often considered weapons of mass destruction, they are not. In the case of sarin gas, many tons must be released under favorable conditions before it can inflict significantly more […]


Can Science Lead to Faith? by Gary Marcus. The relationship between science and religion has always been vexed. Most scientists I know are nonbelievers, convinced that there is no deity, or at least that there is no convincing evidence of […]


Mad, or Bad? by Holly Case. In 1961, a young psychiatrist initiated a one-man insurgency against his own profession. ‘Psychiatry is conventionally defined as a medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mental diseases,’ he wrote. ‘I submit […]

A Life

Paul Johnson reviews ‘C.S. Lewis: A Life’ by Alister McGrath. But the fact is, Lewis was a genius. I was never in any doubt about that. The first grown-up book I read voluntarily, when I was 14, was A Preface […]

The End?

The End of Meaningless Sex by Nathaniel Peters. Donna Freitas’s new book on the hookup culture rightly encourages students to see its harms, but fails to give them moral reasons for opting out of it. Read more here.


Michael Bloomberg’s Authoritarian Instincts by David Harsanyi. So, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg believes that the public’s interpretation of the Constitution must evolve in the face of terror attacks such as the one in Boston. “You’re going to have to […]

Big Data

The Rise of Big Data by Kenneth Neil Cukier and Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger. Everyone knows that the Internet has changed how businesses operate, governments function, and people live. But a new, less visible technological trend is just as transformative: “big data.” […]


Emotional Reactions of Atheists May Reveal Echoes of Belief by Tom Jacobs. A recently published study from Finland finds that even atheists have a hard time asking God to harm their loved ones. More here.


A New Public Theology for Evangelicals? by Mark Tooley. Last week evangelical Wheaton College professor Noah Toly responded to my post in First Things on some evangelical elites lobbying in Washington, D.C. for currently debated immigration proposals. Among other critiques, […]


“The Big Bang Theory” Meets Its Maker by Ken Masugi. “The Big Bang Theory” is a highly popular tv sitcom focusing on the love and social lives of young Caltech scientists and their glowingly attractive next-door neighbor, part-time actress and […]


Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer by Peggy Orenstein. According to Todd Tuttle, chief of the division of surgical oncology at the University of Minnesota and lead author of a study on prophylactic mastectomy published in The Journal of Clinical […]


The Coming Demographic Crisis: What to Expect When No One Is Expecting by Bruce Thornton. For two centuries, overpopulation has haunted the imagination of the modern world. According to Thomas Malthus, writing in 1798, human population growth would always surpass […]


I’m a Catholic, and I Have a Confession: I Love Richard Dawkins by Ed West. What’s strange is that so many people who had nothing to say to years of Dawkins slamming Christianity now act offended that he’s criticising Islam […]


What If We Never Run Out of Oil? by Charles C. Mann. See here.


Mental Health: On the Spectrum by David Adam. David Kupfer is a modern-day heretic. A psychiatrist at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, Kupfer, has spent the past six years directing the revision of a book commonly referred to as […]