Baseball: Drugs, No; Surgery, Yes? (from NPR 13.7)

Athletics & Health

Is It Fair For Baseball To Reject Drugs But Embrace Surgery?  Why do we view the use of a particular brand of artificial, performance-altering technology–shoulder surgery for pitchers–as exemplary of the positive role medicine plays in baseball, but we view the use of other kinds of medical technologies — performance-enhancing medicines — as somehow anathema?  […]

Faith in Fiction

Lit, Journalism, Perf Arts

Faith in Fiction  While religion significantly matters in minor literary contexts today (as with the eccentric popularity of Amish romance novels) and in vulgar commercial contexts (as with Dan Brown’s books), serious literary fiction largely occupies its very own naked public square, shorn of any reference to religiously informed understandings of who and what we […]

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