Culture http://wrkf.org en Americans Really Like Jews. Muslims And Atheists? Not So Much http://wrkf.org/post/americans-really-jews-muslims-and-atheists-not-so-much Late last week, the Pew Research and Public Life Project dropped a fascinating new survey on <a href="http://www.pewforum.org/2014/07/16/how-americans-feel-about-religious-groups/">Americans' feelings toward different religious groups</a>.<p>The pollsters used a "thermometer" that went up to 100 for respondents to plot just how warmly they felt toward different communities. They deemed a rating of more than 50 as positive, while a rating of less than 50 was deemed negative.<p>Perhaps surprisingly, Jews were viewed more warmly than any other group. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 01:43:05 +0000 Gene Demby 29659 at http://wrkf.org Americans Really Like Jews. Muslims And Atheists? Not So Much The 3 Scariest Words A Boy Can Hear http://wrkf.org/post/3-scariest-words-boy-can-hear <em>This story is part of </em>All Things Considered<em>'s </em>"<a href="http://www.npr.org/series/323986426/men-in-america" target="_blank">Men in America</a>"<em> series.</em><p>It's rare that a man makes it through life without being told, at least once, "Be a man." To Joe Ehrmann, a former NFL defensive lineman and now a pastor, those are the three scariest words that a boy can hear.<p>Ehrmann — who played with the Baltimore Colts for much of the 1970s and was a lineman at Syracuse University before that — confronted many models of masculinity in his life. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:38:00 +0000 NPR Staff 29385 at http://wrkf.org The 3 Scariest Words A Boy Can Hear Church Of England Will Allow Women To Serve As Bishops http://wrkf.org/post/church-england-will-allow-women-serve-bishops The Church of England voted Monday to ordain women as bishops.<p>Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the church's spiritual leader, said before the vote that the public would find it "almost incomprehensible" if the church's General Synod did not approve the change.<p>A similar proposal was narrowly defeated in 2012. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:24:00 +0000 editor 29360 at http://wrkf.org Church Of England Will Allow Women To Serve As Bishops Science Vs. Religion: Beyond The Western Traditions http://wrkf.org/post/science-vs-religion-beyond-western-traditions In the United States, the debate between science and religion seems to be powered by a perpetual motion machine. The claims that Neil deGrasse Tyson's inspired <em>Cosmos</em> series was <a href="http://www.salon.com/2014/04/04/cosmic_meltdown_neil_degrasse_tyson_under_siege_from_christian_right_partner/">anti-religious</a> stands as the latest salvo in a long battle that generates lots heat but very little light. Having been in many of these debates, both formally and informally, I'm often struck by how narrow the discussion remains. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 22:37:15 +0000 editor 29334 at http://wrkf.org Science Vs. Religion: Beyond The Western Traditions After Decades In Storage, Damaged Rothko Murals Get High-Tech Restoration http://wrkf.org/post/after-decades-storage-damaged-rothko-murals-get-high-tech-restoration Paintings by postwar abstract artist Mark Rothko are highly coveted — in May one of his works sold at auction in London for $50 million. But oddly enough, Harvard University has had a handful of Rothkos — faded by sunlight and splattered with food and drink — in storage. Now, new technology has led to a potentially controversial restoration.<p>Retired Harvard curator and conservator Marjorie Cohn was an apprentice at the Harvard Art Museums around the time Rothko was commissioned to create wall-sized paintings for a new space at the university's Holyoke Center. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:37:00 +0000 editor 29277 at http://wrkf.org After Decades In Storage, Damaged Rothko Murals Get High-Tech Restoration Dress Codes Are Open To Interpretation — And A Lot Of Contention http://wrkf.org/post/dress-codes-are-open-interpretation-and-lot-contention <a href="http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/25951237/bar-louies-dress-code-policy-denounced-as-overtly-racist">A Minneapolis nightspot</a> called Bar Louie landed in the news after some local residents took issue with its new dress code.<p><em>No flat-billed hats. No long white T-shirts. No large chains. No sleeveless under shirts. No athletic apparel. No sports jerseys without collars. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:17:00 +0000 Gene Demby 29206 at http://wrkf.org Dress Codes Are Open To Interpretation — And A Lot Of Contention A Woman Wrestles With A Disturbing Family Memento http://wrkf.org/post/woman-wrestles-disturbing-family-memento <em>NPR</em><em> </em><em>continues a series of conversations about</em><em> </em><em><a href="http://theracecardproject.com/" target="_blank">The Race Card Project</a>,</em><em> </em><em>where thousands of people have submitted their thoughts on race and cultural identity in six words. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 12:07:00 +0000 NPR Staff 28818 at http://wrkf.org A Woman Wrestles With A Disturbing Family Memento Why 140 Characters, When One Will Do? Tracing The Emoji Evolution http://wrkf.org/post/why-140-characters-when-one-will-do-tracing-emoji-evolution <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tLnnaukbwU</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:54:00 +0000 NPR Staff 28751 at http://wrkf.org Why 140 Characters, When One Will Do? Tracing The Emoji Evolution The New American Man Doesn't Look Like His Father http://wrkf.org/post/new-american-man-doesnt-look-his-father This summer, <em>All Things Considered</em> is exploring <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/323986426/men-in-america" target="_blank">what it means to be a man in America</a> today. In some ways, the picture for men has changed dramatically over the past 50 years. More women than men are going to college, and the economy is moving away from jobs that traditionally favored men, like manufacturing and mining. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:02:00 +0000 NPR Staff 28421 at http://wrkf.org The New American Man Doesn't Look Like His Father The Runner-Up Religions Of America http://wrkf.org/post/runner-religions-america Glance at the map above, <em>Second Largest Religious Tradition in Each State 2010</em>, and you will see that Buddhism (orange), Judaism (pink) and Islam (blue) are the runner-up religions across the country.<p>No surprises there. But can you believe that Hindu (dark orange) is the No. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 15:13:00 +0000 Linton Weeks 28341 at http://wrkf.org The Runner-Up Religions Of America