Voices

Angela Alaimo O’Donnell teaches English Literature, American Catholic Studies and Creative Writing at Fordham University in New York City, and serves as Associate Director of the Curran Center for American Catholic Studies, an interdisciplinary certificate program for

Frida Kahlo (Mexican, 1907–1954). Self-Portrait as a Tehuana, 1943. Oil on hardboard, 30 x 24 in. (76 x 61 cm). The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art and the Vergel Foundation. © 2019 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Arts & Culture Art
Angela Alaimo O'DonnellApril 19, 2019
Kahlo’s paintings, the vast majority of which are self-portraits, are rife with self-revelation,
Arts & Culture Poetry
Angela Alaimo O'DonnellFebruary 08, 2019
I see them lining up for slaughter,/ Judas at the head of the pack/ grunting his way to survival, while my/ pigs do not stand a chance, doomed creatures/ that they are, and it’s a good thing.
Arts & Culture Ideas
Angela Alaimo O'DonnellAugust 08, 2018
Letter writing is a genre O'Connor would master after she was diagnosed with lupus and exiled to her mother’s farm.
Arts & Culture Last Take
Angela Alaimo O'DonnellSeptember 21, 2017

“Show me a hero and I’ll write you a tragedy.” –F. Scott Fitzgerald

Reading a great biography is like watching a tragedy unfold. The promises of youth gradually give way to the limitations imposed by reality, and demise and denouement inevitably ensue.

Arts & Culture Ideas
Angela Alaimo O'DonnellSeptember 21, 2017
The bullfight enacts the human drama each of us participates in.
Arts & Culture Television
Angela Alaimo O'DonnellFebruary 28, 2017
If the rich are different from you and me, how much more different, then, are royalty?
Arts & Culture Of Other Things
Angela Alaimo O'DonnellOctober 20, 2016
Helpless Catholic that I am, I have a confession to make. I am a Bruce Springsteen devotee.
Of Other Things
Angela Alaimo O'DonnellMay 06, 2015
An intimate glimpse into the lives of two parents whose son was killed on Sept. 11.
Theater
Angela Alaimo O'DonnellApril 29, 2015
A classic by Flannery O’Connor comes to life.
 Marilynne Robinson
Angela Alaimo O'DonnellApril 15, 2015
Reading a Marilynne Robinson novel is like going to church. Her books put us into conversation with the Bible, “a great ancient literature” (her words) whose powerful stories reveal their meanings gradually in multiple and ongoing ways. They posit a community of people who take their fai