In which I wrap up August

(1) Things which I have read and enjoyed. I finally finished reading Shadi Hamid’s Islamic Exceptionalism which was really interesting and with which I’m having an ongoing mental conversation. I’m hoping and planning to write some of it down at some point when I can find several sustained minutes. I re-read Michael Chabon’s The Amazing […]

In which Hannah watches Hail, Caesar!

Diversity can be found in unity Unity can be found in diversity. So say a Rabbi, a Priest, a Pastor, and a Patriarch, advising Eddie Mannix, Capitol Pictures’ honcho and fixer, on whether the script of his new movie, Hail, Caesar, is theologically solid enough to pass American muster. And so, in this movie containing […]