Voices
Brandon Sanchez is an audience voices reporter at The Wall Street Journal. Previously, he was an O’Hare fellow at America.
Arts & CultureFeatures
Brandon Sanchez
As a high school student in a rigorous art program, she had been drawn to Impressionism. Its tension—between precision and subjectivity, seeing clearly and feeling deeply—marks Leilani’s fiction output.
Arts & CultureMusic
Brandon Sanchez
Part of me winces at “Jesus Is King,” as though it were a decaying tooth. But if I’m honest, another part of me is drawn to the rot.
Oakes Fegley in "The Goldfinch." (CNS photo/Warner Bros.)
Arts & CultureFilm
Brandon Sanchez
Some things you just need to read.
FaithFaith in Focus
Brandon Sanchez
You need to find laughs wherever you can; God is in laughter.
Arts & CultureArt
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Every other year it hosts the Whitney Biennial, which famously asks the question: What is art in America today? A question that can be broken down into two separate lines of inquiry: What is art? And, what is America?
Politics & SocietyNews
Brandon Sanchez
In an interview on Mexican television that first got attention for his comments about former cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Pope Francis condemned Donald Trump’s “cruel” immigration policies, delivering a sharp rebuke to a president whose anti-immigrant rhetoric has defined his time in office.
Tony Hale, Gary Cole and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in “Veep” (Colleen Hayes/HBO)
Arts & CultureTelevision
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A political satire with Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a constant presidential candidate, “Veep” gleefully exposed the hollowness of unbridled ambition, and it was fun (if also dread-inducing) through Sunday’s finale.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Brandon Sanchez
If you list all the details, Kanye West’s “Sunday Service” starts to sound like the invention of a heavy-handed satirist.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Brandon Sanchez
April 14 was the 80th anniversary of the publication of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, the greatest social novel of the 20th century.