This Week Online: Matisse Slideshow, Summer Books and Report from Sudan

This week's cover story from Fr. Leo'Donovan reviews the Matisse exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art. Here we offer a slideshow of images from the exhibit.

The debate on the search for the historical Jesus continues this week as two scholars respond to Luke Timothy Johnson's article, "The Jesus Controversy." Select articles on the search for the "marginal Jew" from Galilee can be found here.


In addition to serving as America's assistant literary editor Regina Nigro is an avid follower of book blogs. On this week's podcast she reports on the publishing stories of summer 2010, and looks forward to the big novels due out this fall.

Finally, thanks to columnist Maryann Cusimano Love for supplementing her column with these video reports on peace-building efforts in Sudan. Here Bishop Randolph Deng Majak reports on the political situation in his home country:

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