Maria Alyokhina of the band Pussy Riot, the singer-wongwriter Ramy Essam and the rapper Childish Gambino (photo: AP/Wikimedia/America)
Several political artists were been nominated for Grammys this year, including Rhiannon Giddens, bluegrass outfit Che Apalache and Kenyan folk singer J.S. Ondara.
John W. MillerJanuary 25, 2020

December 19, 2019

Review: Paul Mariani on why poetry sustains us

The “Catholic sacramental perspective,” as Mariani terms it, urges the poet to recognize in even “the meanest thing” some glimmer “of inestimable worth,” some sign of the Creator.

‘The Nun’s Story’: Revisiting Audrey Hepburn’s most overlooked film

One of Audrey Hepburn’s most compelling films—1959’s “The Nun’s Story,” directed by Fred Zinnemann—is also one of her most overlooked.

What ‘Jojo Rabbit’ could learn from Mel Brooks

“Jojo Rabbit,” which has been nominated for six Oscars, is the latest applicant to an exclusive club: Movies that laugh at Hitler.