Books & Arts
Ignatieff’s constructive approach to politics, like his commitments to democracy and social justice, remains untainted by the bitter experiences he describes.
Thomas Cahill's words are not easy to understand but point to a persistent presentism, a tendency to view the past through the lens of the present.
'Story of a Secret State' promises an insider’s perspective on Poland’s Home Army, the largest resistance organization in Nazi-occupied Europe --- and delivers it.
Averill Curdy’s poems seek to widen the reader’s sense of self by finding room for several selves, real and imagined, within a single mind.
'The Irony of American History' shines a klieg light on the so-called war on terror and the current debate over the operations of our “national security state."
Judi Dench radiates from a still center, and Emma Thompson confirms that she is the best movie actress in the English-speaking world.
Springtime in Chicago in November. / My forty-first year to heaven. / My left hand wants to know / what my right hand is doing.
Karen Kilby, Luke Timothy Johnson, and Bernard G. Prusak reassess Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life.'
Our problems with 'The Tree of Life' are likewise problems with Malick’s peculiar cinematic language.
There is no mistaking Malick’s theological intentions, nor for that matter the academic credentials he possesses to make such an effort.
One way of understanding Malick's film is as an attempt to present a vision of, precisely, everything.