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  • The Obamacare Apocalypse

    By Marty Kaplan

    November 11, 2013 | 10:32 am

    Last week, a professor of physics and astronomy told the New York Times that the probability of an asteroid hitting the earth ----  it happened over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in February, with the energy of 30 Hiroshimas ----  isn't once in a century or two, it's once in a decade or...

  • Going out of existence sale

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 4, 2009 | 2:45 pm

    The cover of this week’s New Yorker. Inside the magazine, Patricia Marx has an interesting article on the rabbis who confirm that China’s kosher exports really are kashrut.

  • Fire turns monastery to rubble

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 16, 2008 | 4:57 pm

    Air quality in Los Angeles is often poor, but right now it looks like Beijing outside. The family of fires that began Thursday night in Montecito, devastating Westmont College, and multiplied Friday and Saturday in Sylmar, Palos Verde and Orange County have taken over the region.

  • Obama blazing the Antichrist’s trail

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 4, 2008 | 3:58 pm

    Nothing makes me want to curse more, oftentimes, than my fellow Christ believers.

    For example, this column from Hal Lindsey, author of the apocalyptic bible “The Late Great Planet Earth.” On the heals of Barack Obama’s European tour, Lindsey wrote Friday in WorldNetDaily:


    Obama is...

  • The apocalypse is upon us

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 3, 2007 | 12:36 pm

          The sky is falling! The end is near!

    Just in time for the Christmas season, Pat Buchanan has published yet another jeremiad warning that America is about to go belly up. You’d think that the American public would get tired of the unrelenting gloominess of the far right and...

  • ‘Like hearing a well-dressed boardwalk preacher shouting that the world will end at midnight’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 28, 2007 | 5:11 pm

    So USC is threatening to leave the crumbling Coliseum for the beautiful Rose Bowl unless they are offered a more favorable deal. I pray the Trojans do not come to call Pasadena home; that is our house, even if we couldn’t beat hapless Notre Dame there. Weighing in on the likelihood...

  • ‘LA is the apocalypse’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 12, 2007 | 9:56 am

    I’m taking off right now to interview Jonah Lehrer about his first book, “Proust Was a Neuroscientist,” so I saw it fitting to finally write about this post I saw on his blog a few weeks ago, a link to BLDGBLOG, a well-written architecture blog.

    L.A. is the apocalypse: it’s you and a...

  • Latinos who love Israel, maybe Jews too

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 27, 2007 | 4:51 pm

    Wandering through a sukkah at Sinai Temple, Jesus Alfredo Alfonso, a Pentecostal Christian, wore a navy tie embroidered with the Star of David, a menorah and the words “Amigos de Israel.”

    “Every day,” Alfonso said, “me and my congregation pray three times for you. For Israel.”

  • Armageddon, Simpsons style

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 30, 2007 | 11:25 am

    That’s me on the right, inspired by the “Simpsons” movie. I saw it Friday night, and found it funnier than any combination of episodes I can remember.

    As usual, religion and morality are strong undercurrents in the latest Simpsons snafu. Marge has a minor crisis of faith, Homer goes on another hallucinogenic spiritual journey and Grandpa ends up rolling around the church floor screaming “Twisted tail, a thousand eyes, trapped forever! EPA! EPA!”

  • Is The End near?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 25, 2007 | 9:53 am

    I don’t know, but it seems I could create an argument one way or the other, write a book about it, and make some OK cash. That’s because apocalyptic literature—fiction and non—are a popular genre for publishers. We are obsessed with the coming apocalypse.

    But Jeff Sharlet, the...

  • Evangelical leader’s speech backing Israel alarms some

    By James D. Besser

    March 29, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The tent-revival pro-Israel speech by the Rev. John Hagee thrilled many delegates at the recent policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

    However, others were alarmed. It was not by Hagee's message, which was hardly new, but by the reaction of a...

  • Books: It’s the end of the world as we know it—again

    By Robert David Jaffee

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "A History of the End of the World" by Jonathan Kirsch (Harper San Francisco; $25.95)

    To true believers, North Korea's recent nuclear test was just the latest in a series of signs that the end-time is near. In Jonathan Kirsch's compelling new book, "A History of the End of the...