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

Arts & Culture Last Take
Angela Alaimo O'Donnell September 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'Donnell September 21, 2017
The bullfight enacts the human drama each of us participates in.
Arts & Culture Television
Angela Alaimo O'Donnell February 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'Donnell October 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'Donnell May 06, 2015
An intimate glimpse into the lives of two parents whose son was killed on Sept. 11.
Angela Alaimo O'Donnell April 29, 2015
A classic by Flannery O’Connor comes to life.
Angela Alaimo O'Donnell April 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
Of Other Things
Angela Alaimo O'Donnell March 11, 2015
The author would be 90 years old today.
Of Other Things
Angela Alaimo O'Donnell January 28, 2015
‘There is no way of telling people that they are all walking around shining like the sun.” These famous words of Thomas Merton convey the vision he experienced standing on a street corner in Louisville, Ky., on March 18, 1958. It was 10 years and nine months before his untimely death, bu
Faith in Focus
Angela Alaimo O'Donnell November 25, 2014
Each day after her mother's fall had its attendant rituals, including an offering of key lime pie.