May 29, 2017

Vol.216 / No.12

May 29, 2017

Author Junot Díaz at his home in Cambridge, Mass. 
Arts & Culture Ideas
Olga SeguraMay 04, 2017

The American dream is at the center of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" by Junot Díaz.

In this 1955 file photo, Mamie Bradley, mother of Emmett Till, pauses at her son's casket at a Chicago funeral home.
Arts & Culture Books
Shannen Dee WilliamsApril 26, 2017

One cannot begin to understand the current deterioration of American race relations without confronting the enduring realities of white supremacy present in the case of Emmett Till.

The skulls of victims of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda are seen at the Kigali Memorial Center in Kigali, Rwanda, in this 2012 file photo (CNS photo/Dai Kurokawa, EPA).
Arts & Culture Books
J. J. CarneyMay 17, 2017

Killing Others provides an erudite yet accessible introduction to the origins and causes of ethnic violence.

Yitzhak Rabin square in Tel Aviv, Israel
Arts & Culture Books
Kevin P. SpicerMay 17, 2017

The Israeli leader chose a path of peace and negotiation with the Palestinians.

Arts & Culture Books

Thomas J. Scirghi, S.J. reviews "Meeting God in the Upper Room" by Msgr. Peter J. Vaghi.

Arts & Culture Television
Eric Sundrup, S.J.April 25, 2017

Bill Nye's gags are every bit as goofy as they were in the ’90s. But his new show on Netflix is weighed down by a condescending attitude.

Arts & Culture Television
Jake MartinApril 28, 2017

This is not TV viewing for the faint of heart or any other parts of the soul for that matter.