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Interview on podcast of Saint Louis University’s Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA)

I was interviewed on MOCRA Voices, the podcast of Saint Louis University’s Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA). Here’s the museum’s description: MOCRA assistant director David Brinker speaks with journalist and author Menachem Wecker about a wide range of topics, including how he identifies and researches topics for reporting, the role social media is playing in […]

Mormon missionaries pound Italian pavements with chalk

My article, “Mormon missionaries pound Italian pavements with chalk,” appears in Religion News Service. UPDATE: The piece has been picked up by Washington Post, Kansas City Star, Salt Lake Tribune, Deseret News, Christian Century and Adventist Review.

New book tries to identify Latter-day Saint-appropriate films

Trying too hard to tease morals out of great films is a bit like attempting to describe an unseen comic strip in words or explaining why a joke is funny. Perhaps it can be done, but it almost always comes off as quite awkward. Utah-based marriage and family therapist and movie critic, Jonathan Decker‘s new […]

  • Selected articles

    NMAAHC "The Imitation Game: Are museums being clear enough with the public about what’s real and what’s fake?" Washington Post Magazine. March 3, 2019.

    Bobby Fischer gravestone "Searching for Fischer’s Legacy." Chess Life magazine. March 2018. (PDF file).

    Jules Olitski star "A Memorial That Knows Its Biblical History." Wall St. Journal. Sept. 22, 2017.

    CIA art collection "Infiltrating the CIA’s Secret Art Collection." Playboy. Jan./Feb. 2017.
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