Books & Arts

Artful Schlock, Arty Dreck

Jim Jarmusch’s vampire movie, 'Only Lovers Left Alive,' goes right where Jonathan Glazer’s critically acclaimed 'Under the Skin' goes wrong.

Family Values

Fest’s absorbing memoir is an unprecedented attempt to take American audiences deep into Hitler’s Germany from the point of view of Germans who rejected Hitler.

God Bless Americanism

A book on four U.S. clerics who were involved in an early-twentieth-century theological controversy that sent Catholic intellectuals scrambling for cover.

Mission Applaudable?

To mark the three-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Padre Junípero Serra, two new critical biographies of the pioneering California missionary.

Nanny Cam

Vivian Maier was so obscure that her first public notice was a death announcement. Now she has the world wondering why she hid hundreds of photographs.

More Than a Nice Story

James Martin, SJ, wants to look at Jesus through the lens of his own education, prayer, and experience on pilgrimage in the Holy Land.

Bookmarks | Formal Poetry is Alive and Well

Two new collections of poetry from Geoffrey G. O'Brien and Spencer Reece both resist the "open-ended and often sloppy free-verse form of much contemporary poetry."

Poem | Widow of Zarephath

i was like a small bird / pecking near a gate / when i went in search of twigs—

Defensive Secretary

Gates saw himself as a manager working to get things done. But managerial skills used in the service of getting the wrong things done is of little help to anybody.

Hunger Games

The central problem in most modern famines was never an absolute lack of food. At issue was distribution.

Wes Goes East

Atypical work for the whimsical and aesthetic Wes Anderson, or another journey further into 'Andersonland'?

Doubting Thomas

There are three key doctrines where Aquinas’s arguments lead to perplexing conclusions: immortality, creation, and the nature of God as both one and triune.
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'An Anxious Age'

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Body and Soul

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Blessed Are the Rich

June 2, 2014 | 4 comments

One Oops From Armageddon

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Family Values

May 29, 2014 | 0 comments

God Bless Americanism

May 29, 2014 | 1 comment