Books & Arts
A vigorous and superbly contextual show, “Léger: Modern Art and the Metropolis”—at the Philadelphia Museum of Art—focuses on the artist's most experimental years.
Christianity can be described primarily as intellectual and dogmatic only if one sets aside lots of evidence. That’s precisely what Geza Vermes does in this book.
of a late August evening / comes a light through maples / and over orange marigolds / a light that eddies over fallen apples
Images, names, and circumstances make it clear that sacrament and mystery are vital to writer David Schickler's worldview.
David Schickler’s disarmingly glib spiritual memoir provides shadows, shocks, heartbreaks, and offenses. What's a passionate young Catholic man to do?
In this film slavery creates a hell in which everyone burns—blacks and whites, men and women, victims and victimizers, the well-intentioned and the malevolent.
The books I’m recommending here I more or less bumped into by accident, usually when some reviewer or author of a memoir took the trouble to cite something good.
One of the frustrations of academic research is that the distinction between reading for work and reading for leisure becomes blurred.
Tempted as I am to recommend those I give as presents year after year, I’ll offer instead some very recent books that have already earned a home on our bookshelf.
No one says growing up is easy, and four novels I’ve read this year reiterate just how challenging the journey from youth (or youthfulness) to maturity can be.
Philosophical flights, lyrical poetry, and a graphic memoir of bipolar disorder are some of the reads topping my list.