September 17, 2018

Vol. 219 / No. 6

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September 17, 2018

Faith Faith and Reason
Patrick J. Ryan, S.J.August 23, 2018

Avery Dulles' thousands of students remember him for the clarity of what he taught and wrote as a theologian and teacher. But he was more than that...

Faith Faith in Focus
Kerry WeberAugust 15, 2018

I have found myself for the first time truly afraid of what it means to ask and to allow my children to be part of the church.

John Mulaney at Radio City Music Hall (photo: Netflix)
Arts & Culture Ideas
Jake MartinAugust 10, 2018

John Mulaney freely admits that he needs to be liked by everyone.

Arts & Culture Ideas
Allyson EscobarAugust 15, 2018

With her appeal to emotion, Gadsby reminds audiences to see the vulnerable, resilient human being behind the humiliated stand-up comic.

Few art forms disappear forever, and the socially conscious sitcom has enjoyed a mini-revival recently. ABC relaunched “Roseanne” in the spring, but its initial success was overshadowed by the off-screen behavior of its star. (Adam Rose/ABC via AP)
Arts & Culture Ideas
Robert David SullivanSeptember 05, 2018

Fifty years ago, U.S. television began to reflect the political debates going on in our homes. But genuine differences may be to hot to handle in the Age of Trump.

The director Ernst Lubitsch with Garry Cooper and Claudette Colbert (photo:
Arts & Culture Books
John AndersonAugust 31, 2018

Censors “complained that they knew what Lubitsch was saying, but they couldn’t figure out how he was saying it.” 

Arts & Culture Books
George LensingSeptember 07, 2018

A bold, indispensable and revisionary text for the benefit of readers and critics of major and dominant motifs in the unfolding history of American fiction.