A staff writer at the New Yorker, Lawrence Wright, recently did that somewhat-stale-at-this point question-and-answer interview that runs in the New York Times Book Review. The version of it that appears online is markedly different from the print version, which includes this passage (not published online):
Which subjects do you wish more authors would write about?
...Journalists underestimate the power of religious belief. We spend so much time writing about politics, neglecting the fact that people can have very strong political views without it affecting their behavior at all, while strong religious views tend to dominate people's lives.