April 11, 2014
John XXIII had a program of updating; John Paul II was seen as bringing a degree of Restoration. How do their two very different legacies relate to each other?
The evangelistic fervor of its producers is evident throughout 'Son of God,' but so is bombastic filmmaking lacking in any nuance or freshness of approach.
Letters from readers on our stories about the Amish, the Affordable Care Act, and the nature of vows.
The most profound experience of art, or of worship, or of serious desire, involves us in something that is not limited by our own perception.
With ample suspense and atmosphere, 'Fargo' will appeal to crime-caper addicts and anyone who wants more of the movie’s ready-for-ice-fishing-you-betcha vibe.
Yuval Levin reconstructs the conflict over Edmund Burke’s angry 'Reflections on the Revolution in France' and Thomas Paine’s incandescent reply, 'The Rights of Man.'
Renata Adler's 'Speedboat' and 'Pitch Dark,' finally reissued, are almost impossible to describe in conventional novelistic terms.
Imre Kertész is a concentration-camp survivor who keeps a distance from the slogans that remind us “never again.” His novels and short stories spell out these views.
kept the old farm hand. He’d / thumbed enough dirt off potatoes. / Seen hailstones pock the dirt road. ...
A noisy scene: / Angel trio in the heavens / warbling and strumming, / two magi volubly disputing, / Joseph itching to join in ...
He sat next to me. I talked about my favorite theologians, prayers, gospels. I showed him my rosary, and asked if he believed in God. And still the bus didn't come.
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