<br />Kathryn Lofton discusses Oprah Winfrey:

She’s an icon both of a female need for confirmation and affirmation, but she’s also an icon of American capitalist success.

Listen to the full interview here.

At The Immanent Frame, read Lofton’s recent post on Sarah Palin, “How now, creationist?

At Religion Dispatches, Lofton on The Theodicy of George Carlin.

And, in an earlier post at Religion in American History, Lofton on Britney Spears.