“Zombies and a Love Song for the Apocalypse”: Barbara Lyon on Creature Fear

Zombies. These creatures constantly reappear in our culture. Why? Do they represent our deepest fears and failures?  They're dead, but they just don't die! The subversive metaphor of the zombie can hide a truckload of meaning and cultural analysis. Why is the need to embody death as a zombie both cathartic and appealing? Are zombies simply an exploration

Distractions: March 2012

Theology Moral Theologian Cathleen Kaveny (Notre Dame) had a facinating discussion with John Stewart on the "Daily Show" about the debate over Catholic institutions and contraception. Both parts of this interview are well worth your time. Martin Luther certainly had a way with words.  Generate random insults from this great theologian over at the Lutheran