Plumb Lines

April 27, 2009

Church Shopping

Filed under: Uncategorized — Matthew Schmitz @ 1:32 am

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Rem Koolhaas said in his Guide to Shopping that shopping has a tendency to “melt into everything” and everything has a way of “melting into shopping.” Well, now First Things has done the unthinkable and launched a shopping blog called Icons and Curiosities. Has the venerable magaine sold its soul to advertisers that want content to feature the very items int he magazine’s ads? Not likely. Commerce and religion are deeply and kitschily bound in this country, and I look forward to watching Jody Bottum and Sally Thomas attempt a little unraveling.

-Matthew Schmitz

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