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Pope Francis answers questions from journalists aboard his flight from Malmo, Sweden, to Rome Nov. 1. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellOctober 17, 2017
Pope Francis confessed that while he has “chutzpah,” “I am also timid.”
U.S. President Barack Obama waves at the conclusion of his final State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington on January 12, 2016. (CNS photo/Evan Vucci, Pool via Reuters)
Arts & Culture Books
Antonio De Loera-BrustOctober 12, 2017
‘We Were Eight Years in Power’ is a sort of “I told you so,” though Coates takes little pleasure in having to say it.
Arts & Culture Books
Thomas RzeznikSeptember 29, 2017
Barton Cross, a Navy serviceman, was taken prisoner by the Japanese in 1942. Then his brothers tried to get him back.
Sir Salman Rushdie in New York City, Aug. 21, 2015 (Writer Pictures via AP Images)
Arts & Culture Books
Randy BoyagodaSeptember 29, 2017
Rushdie is a writer keen to take on big, messy matters—and few are bigger or messier these days than American life at home and abroad.
Arts & Culture Books
Jeannine M. PitasSeptember 27, 2017
Suzy Hansen’s ‘Notes on a Foreign Country’ is not a romantic ‘Eat Pray Love’-style tale of self-discovery.
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Arts & Culture Books
David LeighSeptember 26, 2017
F. Scott Fitzgerald portrayed the American dream primarily through its failures to bring happiness to his main characters.