Christopher Hitchens was a master at offending just about
everybody in the room.
Hitchens, who died Thursday from complications related to cancer, first earned his literary stripes as a political firebrand on the left. No cow was too sacred for Hitchens, an atheist who excoriated organized religion in God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything — and lambasted the previously untouchable Mother Teresa in The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice. A longtime lefty, Hitchens alienated his former compatriots when he switched gear in the early aughts and defended the United States invasion of Iraq.
Ladies, keep the
Manolo Blahniks in the closet; gents, don’t worry about squeezing into those
True Religion jeans. The next time you want to make an entrance at your
watering hole of choice, the only accessory you’ll need is a newspaper.
Or so goes the
logic over at the Newspaper Association of America, whose new advertising campaign
bears the tagline “Smart is the new sexy.”
Rev. R. Henry Martin directs the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission, a
Louisiana-based ministry that “reaches out to feed, clothe, shelter and provide
healing services to homeless men, women and families with children.” The
ministry aided 1,200 people in 2010, served over 135,000 meals and is open to
those in need 365 days a year.