When Egypt exploded again, the Dish was there. Small signs of incipient sanity among Senate Republicans were gleaned. My other faves: Scorsese on visual literacy; Wendell Berry on the landscape of the Gospels; the need for a Christian defense of the natural world; and this sharp meditation on idolatry inspired by Pope Francis’s first Encyclical.
Apologies for the lateness of this post. I unwound this weekend and just got back from a late dinner.
See you in the morning.
(Photo: A supporter of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi prays prior to the ‘iftar’ fast-breaking meal at a sit-in protest at the Rabaa al Adweya Mosque in the Nasr City district on July 28, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt. Morsi supporters continued to protest at the Nasr City sit-in one day after scores of protesters were killed during a violent confrontation with Egyptian security forces near the Rabaa al-Adaweya mosque. The Egyptian Health Ministry reports that 72 people were killed in the violent street fighting early on July 27. By Ed Giles/Getty Images).