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Posted on: May 28, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Author Toby Barlow's epic poem about werewolves in Los Angeles is a page-turner with insights and imagery that will resonate long after you read it.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2007, Source: AlterNet

In response to Robert Jensen's controversial book, <i>Getting Off</i>, two clinical psychologists debate the intersection of violence and sexual fantasy.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Were progressives crippled by too many facts and policy &#8211; and not enough empathy or compassion?

Posted on: Feb 6, 2002, Source: AlterNet

It's not domesticity that's hard to work out. It's our desires.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Some say our version of domesticity can kill love, others think shacking up is not the problem but our desire to have it all. Two writers go head-to-head in the domesticity wars.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2000, Source: deleted

Like William Bennett's best-selling The Book of Virtues, A Call to Character by Colin Greer and Herbert Kohl presents a sampling from children's literature grouped according to specific values that each selection illustrates or suggests. The authors accept Bennett's basic premise--that reading together in families can have a tremendous impact on children's moral development--while disagreeing with many of his ideas about how such development occurs. Bennett writes of virtue nostalgically, as a fading glory of a sadly regretted past. Greer and Kohl, by contrast, use their commentary and selections to help families consider what it means to be a moral person now. They know that many families are working to reach that goal, and instead of losing themselves in a fog of Victorian sentimentality, they have sought out many contemporary writers who have something to say on the topic. Psychologist Vivian Dent reviews this important new book.