May 14, 2018

Vol.218 / No.11

May 14, 2018

Politics & Society Vantage Point

On May 17, 1968, nine Catholic peace activists burned draft files in an act of protest against the Vietnam War. This excerpt from America’s report of the trial (10/26/68) relates a “most unusual colloquy” between the defendants and the judge.

Arts & Culture Books
Jon M. SweeneyMay 04, 2018

A graphic novel about Pope Francis.

Arts & Culture Books
Kyle GautreauMay 04, 2018

Landrieu’s push to remove Confederate statues is told through the lens of New Orleans's chronic inability to address race and poverty.

Arts & Culture Books
Diane ScharperMay 04, 2018

Michael Ondaatje's new novel blends elements of John le Carré and Joseph Conrad.

Arts & Culture Books
Christopher KaczorMay 04, 2018

In a new book, Helen Alvaré argues that a just society defends and protects its children from harms of all kinds.

‘Spring Turning’ by Grant Wood (photo: the Whitney Museum)
Arts & Culture Art

“In making these paintings,“ wrote Wood, “I had in mind something which I hope to convey to a fairly wide audience in America—the picture of a country rich in the arts of peace; a homely, lovable nation, infinitely worthy of any sacrifice necessary to its preservation.”

‘The Last Judgment’ by Michelangelo Buonarroti (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
Arts & Culture Art
David TracyMay 02, 2018

The highly visual culture of Catholicism is a natural influence for all manner of artists, fashion designers not exempted.