2003-11-21

Date: 
Friday, November 21, 2003

Pastor Eveline

As the German army retreated from Holland at the end of World War II, its leaders decided, with a certain ecumenical impartiality, to blow up the bell towers...

Children's books

One of the greatest stories of friendship and loss (in fact the world’s oldest story, period) has just been translated for children: Gilgamesh the Hero...

Sylvia

A film about an artist is inescapably an act of interpretation. Here is the artist’s life; now what does it mean? From Vincente Minelli’s Lust for...

Dana Gioia Goes to Washington

Poet Dana Gioia is the 2010 recipient of the University of Notre Dame's Laetare Medal. This profile was published in Commonweal in 2003, when Gioia was the chairman...

The Court & religion

In 1999, Joshua Davey, a resident of Washington, received an academic scholarship from the state for $1,125. He used it to attend Northwest College in Kirkland...

A quiet heroism

It was gratifying that both the Washington Post (October 27) and the New York Times (November 1) published significant obituaries taking note of the death, on...

Democracy at home & abroad

Bold. Visionary. Idealistic. Courageous. These were just a few of the adjectives used by supporters to describe President George W. Bush’s November 6...