Sixteen years after René Descartes' death in Stockholm in 1650, a pious French ambassador exhumed the remains of the controversial philosopher to transport them back to Paris. Thus began a 350-year saga that saw Descartes' bones traverse a continent, passing between kings, philosophers, poets, and painters. But as Russell Shorto shows in this deeply engaging book, Descartes' bones also played a role in some of the most momentous episodes in history, which are also part of the philosopher's metaphorical remains: the birth of science, the rise of democracy, and the earliest debates between reason and faith. Descartes' Bones is a flesh-and-blood story about the battle between religion and rationalism that rages to this day.
The X-Files: Nothing Lasts Forever Season 11, Ep 9
While investigating human organ theft, Mulder and Scully uncover a mysterious cult consumed with macabre rituals. [CW: gory surgery and dissection scenes] [more inside]
Supergirl: The Faithful Season 3, Ep 4
Kara investigates a secretive new group whose leader, Thomas Coville, has a mysterious connection to Supergirl. Meanwhile, Samantha feels like she's letting Ruby down, and J'onn confesses an old secret. [more inside]
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Graduation Day Rewatch Season 3, Ep 21
As the Mayor's Ascenscion looms, Faith tries to take Angel out of action. Buffy gives Faith her knife back, Anya tries to give Xander a way out, and Willow gives Oz all her parts. On Graduation Day, Sunnydale High's Class of '99 makes a desperate and costly stand.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Enemies Rewatch Season 3, Ep 17
As Buffy and the gang start uncovering the Mayor's plans for ascension, he plots with Faith to once again remove Angel's soul.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Consequences Rewatch Season 3, Ep 15
While Faith tries to pin the deputy mayor's murder on Buffy, Angel and Wesley each try to save her in their own way.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Bad Girls Rewatch Season 3, Ep 14
Wesley Wyndham-Price arrives in town to serve as Buffy and Faith's new watcher. Rather than submit to the order he wishes to impose, the slayers explore a more impulsive attitude, with deadly consequences.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Faith, Hope and Trick Rewatch Season 3, Ep 3
New slayer Faith blows into town on the run from the fearsome Kakistos and his henchman Mr. Trick. As Faith must face her demons, Giles pushes Buffy to face hers.
Stories about walking the tightrope between doubt and certainty. Trigger warning.
When Will Rogers discovered GodTube.com, he was bothered by the idea of Christians segregating themselves from the larger cultural conversation. So he set out to start a dialogue. Meredith talks to Will about his GodTube.com videos, what he wanted to communicate, and the people he met.