January 10, 2014

Date: 
Friday, January 10, 2014
Volume: 
141
Number: 
1

What Is He Up To?

Our problems with 'The Tree of Life' are likewise problems with Malick’s peculiar cinematic language.

'The Use of Cinema to Do Theology'

There is no mistaking Malick’s theological intentions, nor for that matter the academic credentials he possesses to make such an effort.

'How All Things Fit Together'

One way of understanding Malick's film is as an attempt to present a vision of, precisely, everything.

Alternative Medicine

The Republican leadership seems to hope Obamacare will collapse under its own weight. Not all conservatives are convinced of the wisdom of that approach.

Calling Cards of the Dead

This powerful show constitutes a record of those often unnamed individuals of the Civil War era, documented through the then-new medium of photography.

Voracious

Sartre was unquestionably one of those by whom language lives, and vice versa. Many people read voraciously; Sartre wrote voraciously.

Share & Share Alike

What does it mean to separate oneself entirely from the law’s precepts by embracing radical poverty as a form of life?

Bookmarks | The Moment of the Short Story?

Critics are right about one thing: 2012 and 2013 have been excellent years for the short story.

Letters | Married Priests, Mourning a Miscarriage

Readers respond to stories by Richard Gaillardetz and Agnes Howard.

The Last Word: Skull & Bones

We moderns pay advanced planning counselors to avoid the fate of St. John of the Cross and to get us to our burial on time, but can we ever be sure it will work out?

The ACLU Takes on the Bishops

Contrary to popular belief, the USCCB does not have the power to tell individual bishops—or Catholic health-care systems—what to do and what not to do.

Minimal Wages

The argument for raising the minimum wage is as much moral as economic; it is an argument about fairness and the dignity of labor.