Ideas

Arts & Culture Ideas
Jake MartinJuly 12, 2017
The Queue is part of the mythology that makes the Wimbledon experience an experience at all; it goes hand in hand with the strawberries and cream and the all-white attire.
Arts & Culture Ideas
David J. MichaelJuly 12, 2017
By a bizarre twist of fate, the taste of the age, “hipster taste,” runs parallel to monastic notions of work, prayer and what we might call the monastic aesthetic.
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., right, and former talk show host David Letterman arrive for their conversation at 92Y in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Politics & Society Ideas
Bill McGarveyJuly 11, 2017
Who better to combat the absurd, dark joke at the heart of the rise of Trumpism than someone like Al Franken?
Gregg Mozgala and Jolly Abraham. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Arts & Culture Ideas
Gregg MozgalaJuly 07, 2017
Well crafted stories about the “disabled experience” are still new, and too few-and-far between.
Arts & Culture Ideas
Nick Ripatrazone June 24, 2017
'I saw the Catholic Church from the inside, like a tauntaun.'
In this Monday, May 20, 2013 file photo, Sotheby's director of the department of printed books and manuscripts Dr Philip Errington poses for photographers by holding a first edition copy of the first Harry Potter book "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" containing annotations and illustrations by author J.K. Rowling on top of a stack of other annotated first edition books featuring at auction, at the auction house's premises in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
Arts & Culture Ideas
William ReiserJune 09, 2017
Religious studies professor William Reiser, S.J., reflects on his use of Harry Potter in the classroom.