Stories by Laura Miller

Laura Miller is a senior writer for Salon. She is the author of "The Magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia." Visit her website, subscribe to Laura Miller's feed

Posted on: Jul 10, 2015, Source: Salon

A psychologist and former addict insists that the illness model for addiction is wrong, and dangerously so

Posted on: Jun 27, 2015, Source: Salon

To have a disease — instead of, say, a dangerous habit — is to be powerless to do anything except apply the prescribed cure.

Posted on: May 31, 2015, Source: Salon

It wasn't Christianity that gave a pack of old fogeys like the Inklings the power to rule the world.

Posted on: Apr 19, 2015, Source: Salon

The new American junkie is white, suburban or rural, and got hooked on Xalisco's product and personalized service

Posted on: Mar 18, 2015, Source: Salon

How did a troubled follower of a charismatic, renegade American monk end up dead in a remote cave in Arizona?

Posted on: Feb 25, 2015, Source: Salon

The translator of a newly discovered trove of 150-year-old tales on the gender-bending surprises found there.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2015, Source: Salon

A historian challenges conservative claims that the U.S. has a single religious heritage.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2015, Source: Salon

The true story of a lesbian cult in a Roman convent in the 1800s is a lesson in religion and the abuse of power.

Posted on: Jun 14, 2014, Source: Salon

Apps that force kids to log book time as a way to earn Internet and TV access are a huge mistake.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2013, Source: Salon

Religious scholar Reza Aslan argues that the historical Jesus was not an unworldly pacifist preaching a creed of universal love.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2013, Source: Salon

When a woman—not a venerable male auteur—writes the Great American Novel, male reviewers get flummoxed.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2013, Source: Salon

A daughter of the South says the region is changing more than even those who live there realize.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2013, Source: Salon

A new book says under the Roman empire, "Christians were never the victims of sustained, targeted persecution."

Posted on: Jan 17, 2013, Source: Salon

Lawrence Wright's enthralling, meticulously fact-checked account of the insular church and its celebrity members.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2012, Source: Salon

Has our pep-talk-prone culture led readers to shun tragic literary classics?

Posted on: Aug 14, 2012, Source: Salon

A fascinating new book, “Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep,” explores the latest research on humanity's most enigmatic everyday activity.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2012, Source: Salon

We tend to think of sex as something primal and unchanging, but nothing could be further from the truth.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2012, Source: Salon

The record-setting opening weekend of "The Hunger Games" shows the cultural clout of young female readers.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2012, Source: Salon

Author Scott Turow on why the online mega-retailer is bad for books.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2012, Source: Salon

Like it or not, Edith Wharton's looks and Saul Bellow's sexual problems do shed light on their work.