Lisa Miller

contributing editor at New York magazine, author of Heaven: Our Enduring Fascination with the Afterl

Lisa Miller appears in the following:

When Gun Owners and Gun-Violence Victims Come Together

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Lisa Miller and Colum McCann talk about their experiment in bringing 16 strangers—some who say guns saved their lives, others who lost their children to gun violence—together.

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Dividing Students By Race, To Discuss Race Relations

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Many schools across the country have turned their focus on race and race relations, but a controversial program at Fieldson Lower School caused an uproar with parents.

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Can 23andMe "Solve Health"?

Monday, April 21, 2014

The company 23andMe has attracted the ire of the FDA for offering at home-genetic testing for dozens of complex diseases. The company has already extracted and analyzed the DNA of 650,000 people, making it one of the biggest genetic banks in the world. New York magazine contributing editor Lisa Miller talks about speaking with the company’s founder, Anne Wojcicki, about her quest to “solve health” through big data analysis of her customers genetic information.

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Is it Possible to Be An Ethical Parent?

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Parents often engage in behavior that is various degrees of corrupt on behalf of their kids, and Lisa Miller, contributing editor for New York magazine, explains why.

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The Money-Empathy Gap

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Lisa Miller, contributing editor at New York magazine, discusses whether having more money makes people less kind. Her article "The Money-Empathy Gap" appeared in the July 1 issue of New York magazine.

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Please Explain: Anxiety and Benzodiazepenes

Friday, March 23, 2012

Please Explain is all about the anti-anxiety medications benzodiazepenes. Psychologist Dr. Douglas Mennin and Lisa Miller, contributing editor at New York magazine, whose article “Listening to Xanax” appears in the March 26 issue of the magazine, explain how they work and why they’re addictive.

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Contraception Coverage Draws Criticism from Catholic Bishops

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has taken issue with the Obama administration's healthcare bill, which requires all university and hospital insurance plans to cover contraception. Archbishop Timothy Dolan wrote in a Wall Street Journal editorial that this provision infringes on personal freedoms, "coercing religious ministries and citizens to pay directly for actions that violate their teaching." However, two new recently released polls reveal that American Catholics are more supportive of contraception coverage in employer-provided insurance than non-Catholics.

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Parents of a Certain Age

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Lisa Miller talks about the rising age of motherhood and looks at whether women in their late 40s and 50s are too old to get pregnant. Her article “Parents of a Certain Age” appears in the October 3 issue of New York magazine. Lisa Miller is a contributing editor at New York magazine, the author of Heaven: Our Enduring Fascination with the Afterlife, and writes about religion for the Washington Post.

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Judgment Day

Friday, May 20, 2011

Lisa Miller, contributor to Newsweek and author of Heaven: Our Enduring Fascination With The Afterlife, and John Matson, reporter for Scientific American ask why do people believe in "judgment day" and what it says about us. 

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Sainthood: The Beatification of Pope John Paul II

Friday, April 29, 2011

Rome is teeming with Catholic tourists this weekend, who have arrived to witness the beatification of the late Pope John Paul II. The beatification is the third of four steps of sainthood — and John Paul II is on the fast track. Pope Benedict XVI vowed to make his friend and mentor a saint and will celebrate the Beatification Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, sooner than any other blessed person before him. But the decision to rush beatify John Paul II has not been met without controversy. 

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No More 'Washington Wives?'

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Gone are the days of the "Washington wife." As the 112th Congress opens, most members of Congress have left their spouses and children at home. For an article released this week, Newsweek spoke with 46 of the 107 new members of Congress and only one of them — Republican Senator Mike Lee, of Utah — is moving to Washington with his family. What does this mean for the culture in Washington?

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Women in the Church

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Lisa Millerthe religion editor at Newsweek and author of Heaven :Our Enduring Fascination With the Afterlife discusses her recent article about women and the Catholic church. Also, Margarethe von Trotta, Director of Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingendiscusses her biopic of 12th century magistra Hildegard von Bingen.

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Lisa Miller Talks about Heaven

Friday, June 25, 2010

Lisa Miller, Newsweek’s religion editor, discusses our enduring belief in heaven and the various notions of what “heaven” means. In her book Heaven: Our Enduring Fascination with the Afterlife , she offers portraits of famous and ordinary people as well as experts in religious studies about what they believe heaven is and where those notions come from.

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YUEI: The (G)old Standby

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Lisa Miller, religion editor at Newsweek, and Joe Mirsky, a jeweler from Pompton Lakes, NJ and author of The Jewelry Newsletter, discuss the rush to invest in gold and what you should know before taking that old bracelet or watch to a "sell-your-gold" party.

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