The Table




When the priest said his homily was about tradition, I took that as my cue to check my cuticles and clear my throat. My mom might take this as an opportunity to balance her checkbook. Of course, these silent protests become more difficult with small faith community and online banking. The priest continued by telling […]






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Leggendaria, an Italian literary magazine, described as “a showcase of intelligent women,” was founded as an independent magazine in 1997, after having existed as a supplement to the monthly Noidonne since 1986. Leggendaria claims to be a tool for critical thinking: “taking the knowledge and experience of women as a privileged point of view.” Their […]






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I am the daughter of an atheist and an Episcopal Sunday school teacher. Today I am an agnostic, married to a Hindu woman. Not exactly the kind of person you might expect to have spent the last three years of my life making a film about catholic nuns. Growing up, I had no exposure to […]






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In the Celio neighborhood of Rome, on a quiet street behind the Colosseum, there is a small shrine dedicated to the legend of Pope Joan, Papessa Giovanna. Fact or fiction, legend or parody, the flowers are fresh on this small shrine. Perhaps appropriately there is a triangular construction site, sectioning off a hole in the […]






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