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December 10, 2018

Vol.219 / No.13
Faith Faith in Focus
Patrick GallagherNovember 30, 2018

Is it conceit or coincidence that a saint who was conceived without sin is the patron of a country that believes the same about itself?

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Arts & Culture Ideas
John W. MillerNovember 28, 2018

My mistake, typical of white Americans, was treating slavery as if it were a mystery buried in the past.

Andre Dubus lived and worked for much of his life in Havermill, Ma.
Arts & Culture Books
Franklin FreemanNovember 29, 2018

Dubus was an irascible, loyal, loving, smoking, hard-drinking, hard-punching, tender man, who demanded much of himself and others.

Arts & Culture Books
Dominic LynchNovember 30, 2018

William F. Buckley Jr. was more than a prolific writer: He was the brains and coalescing force of a post-World War II philosophy that gradually became known as “conservatism” and which culminated with the 1980 election of Ronald Reagan as president.

Arts & Culture Books
Zac DavisNovember 30, 2018

Stephen Markley's new novel is an intimate, long look at a single night in New Canaan, a fictional “corn and rust” town set somewhere between central and northeast Ohio.

Photo of John Cheever from AP
Arts & Culture Books
Nick Ripatrazone November 30, 2018

The simultaneous pull of love and sadness is pure Cheever and permeates his Christmas story.

Arts & Culture Books
Laura GoodeNovember 30, 2018

“The American narrative of a hard-luck individual working hard, doing the right thing, and finding success for it is so deep in me, my life story so tempting as potential evidence for that narrative’s validity,” Sarah Smarsh writes of her own upwardly mobile economic and intellectual trajectory, “