Ideas

Former FBI Director James Comey testifies during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Politics & Society Ideas
Joseph P. HooverJune 09, 2017
It’s not that Mr. Comey told a bunch of lies and covered them up with a prize-winning performance. It’s that facts can sound like lies when you tell them under pressure. Mr. Comey, who has had experience testifying before Congress, didn’t buckle to the pressure.
Brian Doyle, award-winning author, editor of the University of Portland's magazine, died May 27 from complications related to a brain tumor. Doyle, pictured in a 2012 photo, was 60. (CNS photo/Tim LaBarge) See OBIT-DOYLE May 31, 2017.
Arts & Culture Ideas
James M. ChesbroJune 02, 2017
For much longer than a moment, let us consider the revered Catholic writer's literary generosity.
Arts & Culture Ideas
Harry Styles' first solo album, "Harry Styles," has a ‘70s, tender space-rock feel, but with enough of its own vibe that it can stand on its own alongside contemporary guardians of rock.
Photo via S-Town. Artwork by Valero Dova
Arts & Culture Ideas
Wyatt MasseyMay 12, 2017
“S-Town” borders on being another American “poverty tour,” which rarely benefits those who are on display.
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.
Arts & Culture Ideas
Eloise BlondiauApril 28, 2017
If anyone doubted the damage a shallow, sanitized Marian ideal of womanhood could inflict—on women, on faith and on the church—Margaret Atwood’s 'The Handmaid’s Tale' shows us.