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April 28, 2008

Vol.198 / No.14
Books

Russia rsquo s cultural history in the 20th century presents both ldquo triumph and tragedy rdquo For every masterpiece published or exhibited countless more never saw the light the state mobilized artists and writers to serve its goals but kept them on a short leash ready to break any who da

Faith in Focus
Marlowe D. Niemeyer April 28, 2008

There I was, a 50-something woman of privilege, in front of the Salvation Army homeless shelter in a seedy neighborhood of Austin on a sultry summer evening, dutifully putting bright orange traffic cones out in the street. I was startled by a tough-looking female police sergeant, who pulled me aside

The Word
Daniel J. Harrington April 28, 2008

In our eucharistic liturgies we regularly say or sing ldquo Glory to God in the highest rdquo and ldquo to God hellip be all glory rdquo The motto of the Society of Jesus is Ad majorem Dei gloriam ldquo For the greater glory of God rdquo and the Latin phrase soli Deo gloria ldquo to God

David Pinault April 28, 2008

Sewing up the torn paw of a Javanese leaf-monkey, with the help of an Indonesian vet, might seem an untried and unexpected form of interfaith dialogue, but it proved very productive for me. This particular encounter took place in a wildlife rescue center, ProFauna Indonesia, in the hill country of E

Books
Kelly Cherry April 28, 2008

By all accounts the poet Robert Frost 1874-1963 was a difficult man moody contrary competitive exacting Not one would have thought a sympathetic subject for a novel It is all the more miraculous then that Brian Hall rsquo s biographical novel mdash historical novel really mdash weaves

Columns
Terry Golway April 28, 2008

Is the religious right a spent force in American politics? There seems to be a growing consensus that it is, based in part on John McCain’s rather easy dispatch of Mike Huckabee in the Republican primaries. Huckabee, a preacher and unabashed advocate for the evangelical movement, certainly tou

Maurice Timothy Reidy April 28, 2008

View a slideshow of images of Pope Benedict XVIs first visit to the U.S. as pontiff. This feature will be updated daily over the course of his visit.