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Jim McDermott, S.J., is an associate editor at America.
Arts & CultureTelevision
Jim McDermott
In 2021, there seemed to be fewer series to watch, or fewer worth watching. But a few stood out.
Sean Bean in the prison drama “Time,” the latest series from Jimmy McGovern (photo: BritBox).
Arts & CultureTelevision
Jim McDermott
Jimmy McGovern’s work is marked by a very Catholic instinct to look where no one else will.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Jim McDermott
We are now in the season of schools plays and Christmas concerts. In the past, it’s been something of an endurance test, hasn’t it? But maybe it’s different this year.
Arts & CulturePodcasts
Jim McDermott
We do not generally think about Christmas carols as about a battle. And yet what does it mean for the Christ child to be our savior, if not a blessed release from some kind of struggle?
Arts & CulturePodcasts
Jim McDermott
“There’s a logic that is embedded in the melodies of these tunes that helps the congregation remember them,” Maestro Colin Britt explains on the latest episode of “Hark!”
FaithFaith in Focus
Jim McDermott
You can have your Vegas heist movies, Hollywood; I will take the hustle in which a bunch of college guys end up secretly delivering gifts to freshmen every time.
Arts & CulturePodcasts
Jim McDermott
As odd as it sounds, the song’s uncertain quality is actually quite fitting. Unlike other popular carols, “Emmanuel” is a song not for Christmas but for Advent.
FaithAdvent Reflections
Jim McDermott
In this season of Advent, when we are trying to free our hearts for the Lord, perhaps we can put some of our own struggles with siblings into St. Andrew’s hands.
Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim gestures during a gathering at Tufts University in Medford, Mass., on April 12, 2004. Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century, has died at age 91. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
Arts & CultureTheater
Jim McDermott
Sondheim’s stories and lyrics always seemed to be addressing you personally. You couldn’t simply watch his musicals. Eventually you had to contend with them.
Arts & CultureFilm
Jim McDermott
Most of us will enter into the weekend feeling like Steve Martin’s Neal Page, entirely justified in our desires. We should be able to have a Thanksgiving that is not filled with craziness or fighting!