Voices

Ciaran Freeman is an O'Hare fellow at America

Arts & CultureBooks
Ciaran Freeman
Douglas Stuart’s novel is an appropriate winner of the Booker Prize for the desolate year in which March seems never to have ended.
Kerry James Marshall (photo: HBO)
Arts & CultureArt
Ciaran Freeman
“Black is not the absence of color. Black is a particular color,” the artist Kerry James Marshall tells us. The particularity of Blackness as it pertains to art is the backbone of this documentary.
Paul Mescal as Connell and Daisy Edgar Jones as Marianne in ‘Normal People’ (photo: Hulu).  
Arts & CultureTelevision
Ciaran Freeman
Class gets placed front and center in this upstairs-downstairs romance between an upper class girl and her maid’s son.
Arts & CultureFilm
Ciaran Freeman
Waves is a film with strong film with a moving story, dynamic themes, and complex characters. But plot holes married with production missteps left me asking many questions.
Collage of the 10 Greatest Catholic School Movies of All Time
Arts & CultureFilm
Ciaran Freeman
Catholic schools are the perfect setting for a film. These are the best 10.
(photo: Evelyn Akhmerov/Unsplash)
Arts & CultureArchitecture
Ciaran Freeman
Part sculpture, part landmark, it is unclear what purpose the structure plays in the public sphere.
Arts & CultureArt
Ciaran FreemanBrandon Sanchez
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?
Arts & CultureArt
Ciaran Freeman
Recently, images of a new mural painted by Chloe Becker—a junior at Magnificat High School in Rocky River, Ohio—have been moving through Catholic circles on social media.
Arts & CultureFilm
Ciaran Freeman
Should filmmakers make the pain of addiction bearable to watch? In "Beautiful Boy" and "Ben is Back" they try.
Arts & CultureTheater
Ciaran Freeman
It's been 10 years since Lin-Manuel Miranda took his shot and performed at the White House Poetry Jam. We talk to Amber White, stage manager at "Hamilton" to learn more about the hit musical.