Week of May 22, 2011
1. "It shouldn't be this way, but it is. One can lament that ersatz meaning sells when authentic meaning is lost, but Oprah was also a salve on a deeply wounded culture. To need Oprah to cope with the loss of a child is excruciatingly pathetic, but for the devastated mother who needs that, it is a mercy that Oprah was on TV." — National Post
", Image Journal: "What I need to do is from time to time look at the now-iconic photo of the President and his advisers in the "Situation Room" tensely watching the raid unfold, their grave yet fascinated expressions, frozen, to remind myself that we cannot seem to shake the habit of constantly looking for the living among the dead."
: A thoughtful, compassionate look at what the media's (and our) obsession with those awaiting the rapture might say about us.