Slate's Jack Shafer plugged the Boston Globe's relatively new Sunday "Ideas" section a while back. I've been enjoying it since debuted in September and caught up on some back issues over the New Year's break. It remains one of the very best reads in newsprint and is available online at http://boston.com/globe/sunday/ .
The latest edition includes pieces on Chinese dissidents by Ian Buruma, Hank Williams and "the Honky Tonk Absurd" by Jefferson Chase, and J.R.R. Tolkien's Christian following by Chris Mooney (who wrote about Tolkien for Reason recently). Definitely worth bookmarking.