The Religion of Now (on Reading with Oprah: The Book Club that Changed America by Kathleen Rooney; Fool’s Paradise: The Unreal World of Pop Psychology by Stewart Justman; Authentic Fakes: Religion and American Popular Culture by David Chidester; The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa by Michael Kimmelman; and The Aesthetics of Everyday Life, edited by Andrew Light and Jonathan M. Swift)

Benjamin Hedin is the editor of an anthology, Studio A: The Bob Dylan Reader (Norton, 2004). His fiction, interviews, and essays have appeared in the Nation, Salmagundi, Gettysburg Review, and other publications, and he has taught at New York University and the New School. He currently resides in Baltimore, where he is completing a novel.