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Win Bassett
Win Bassett is a writer and attorney whose essays have appeared in The Atlantic, the Paris Review, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Guernica. His stories and poems have been published or are forthcoming in Image, PANK, Ruminate, and The Southern Poetry Anthology series. He’s a former assistant district attorney and serves on the PEN Prison Writing Program Fiction Committee. He is the Fiction and Poetry Editor of the Marginalia Review of Books, Managing Editor of Yale’s Letters journal, and Community Manager for Bull City Press. He’s from southwestern Virginia and is a graduate student at Yale University.

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Blog Entries by Win Bassett

Another Glitch in Boy Scouts' Proposed Gay Policy

(10) Comments | Posted May 21, 2013 | 12:07 PM

Most of the conversations about the Boy Scouts of America's proposed revision to its Membership Standards has focused on the double standard of granting membership to openly homosexual youth as scouts and refusing membership to openly homosexual adults as leaders. As far as I'm aware, however,...

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Practicing Prodigal, Undeserved Love

(15) Comments | Posted May 10, 2013 | 10:23 AM

Sarah Howell, Assistant Minister of Worship and Young Adults at Centenary United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem, N.C., and a dear friend, posted the sermon she gave at her church's Roots Revival service this week. In her words, "We used Michelle Shocked's 'Prodigal...

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Millennials Shift Seder Focus From Freedom to Family

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2013 | 2:47 PM

It's no secret that religious affiliation within the United States has been declining, especially in the last two decades. Between the rise of the "nones" and the "spiritual but not religious" crowd, one-fifth of American adults now claim no affiliation with a particular religion, reports the

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Still Art Conveys a Stilling Remembrance of Holy Week

(3) Comments | Posted March 28, 2013 | 12:20 PM

This week is Holy Week, the group of days that constitute the last week of Lent and the week preceding Easter in most Christian traditions. Observers commemorate the transition of Jesus' life as a mortal, human being on earth to an other-worldly presence after his resurrection. Since the dawn of...

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Cyclists and Faith Find a Common Cadence

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2013 | 3:30 AM

The Rev. H. Miller Hunter, Jr., of Christ Church in Raleigh, N.C., began his sermon on the fourth Sunday of Lent with a tandem ride with God.

I did not trust Him,
at first,
in control of my life.
I thought He'd wreck it;
but He knows bike...
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How Important Is a Religious Leader's Education?

(21) Comments | Posted March 12, 2013 | 1:06 PM

University professors often make their curricula vitae, or CVs, available to download on their school-hosted, online biographies. Business executives tend to list the degrees they have earned on their Linkedin profiles. Political candidates almost always develop websites that display their scholastic achievements. These secular leaders publicly publish their...

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Catholic Millennials Defy "Generation Me" Stigma During Papal Transition

(9) Comments | Posted March 3, 2013 | 4:34 PM

The plight of Generation Y, or "Millennials," has been the subject of numerous psychological academic studies, mainstream media articles, and even full-length books over the past year. From findings that those born in the early 1980s to the early 2000s "are more stressed than any other currently living...

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