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Why does no one today speak as boldly and as eloquently against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as Dr. King did against the Vietnam War? It’s amazing how relevant his message against American militarism is today — 40+ years later.

You need, I need and we all need to watch these videos and to be challenged by the faithful boldness of Dr. King.

Shorter clip:

Longer clip:


The following interview with Stanley Hauerwas offers a superb counterpoint to the perspectives on leadership and culture that we see embodied in the lives of Billy Graham and Ralph de la Vega, as described in the two books reviewed above.

In addition to providing the video below, Duke Divinity School’s blog also offers a longer, text version of the same interview.  Both are well-worth your time and reflection!


Here is a fabulous video which serves both as an excellent introduction to Eric Sanderson’s new book Mannahatta (to be reviewed by Brent Aldrich in next week’s issue of the ERB), and as an overview of social artist Fritz Haeg’s Lenape Edible Estate project in Manhattan (Fritz Haeg’s book Edible Estates was named as one of our Best Books of 2008.)  You won’t want to miss this captivating video.
(~15 minutes long)

Mannahatta: A Natural History of NYC.
Eric Sanderson.

Hardback: Abrams, 2009.
Buy now: [ Amazon ]

Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn.
Fritz Haeg.

Paperback: Metropolis Books, 2008.
Buy now: [ Amazon ]

The Story of Mannahatta and the Lenape Edible Estate from fritz haeg on Vimeo.


The Work of the People has recently released snippets of their forthcoming film on Stanley Hauerwas.  Here two of those snippets on our fear of dying alone and on sentimentality:

Aloneness from The Work Of The People on Vimeo.

Sentimentality from The Work Of The People on Vimeo.

There also are two other excellent snippets that are available to Facebook users:

HT: Andy Rowell


Wendell Berry was on the second hour of the Diane Rehm show yesterday, talking about his new book of poetry Leavings (Click here for our review).

CLICK HERE to listen to this radio conversation (RealAudio or Windows Media formats).



The Book of Genesis.
Illustrated by R. Crumb.

Hardback: WW Norton, 2009
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NPR’s “All Things Considered” reviews this mammoth, surprising work…


Michael Silverblatt of KCRW’s Bookworm talks with E.L. Doctorow about his new novel Homer and Langley (Random House 2009).


29 Page Excerpt from
Cathleen Falsani’s
The Dude Abides: The Gospel According to the Coen Brothers.
Zondervan 2009
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David Owen talks about the basic ideas in his book Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer and Driving Less are the Keys to Sustainability (Riverhead 2009).