1999-02-12

Date: 
Friday, February 12, 1999

Elegy for Iris

From the mid-forties through 1994, Iris Murdoch wrote more than two dozen novels, at least three important philosophical works, plus literary criticism, poetry...

Out of the Ashes

It does not take long for "Anselm Kiefer: Works on Paper, 1969-93"-fifty-four watercolors, gouaches, woodcuts, acrylics, and photomontages on exhibit at the...

'Kristallnacht' Remembered

I am bound by history, duty, and by my personal journey to face again a very well-known subject. As with the stories of Passover, slavery and the ten plagues, and...

Frank McConnell, RIP

It was with shock and great sadness that we learned last month of the sudden death of Frank McConnell, Commonweal’s long-time media critic, frequent book...

Explaining Bill Clinton

Last year at this time, I was living in the country, in a Western state. It was an awful winter, and I was dealing with various challenges: heating the house...

The spirit of Saint Louis

Papal visits can be a bit like a Rorschach test. Everyone sees what they want to see. John Paul II’s January visit to Mexico and to Saint Louis initially...