Ivan Kramskoy Painting a Portrait of his Daughter
Arts & Culture Books
June 02, 2017
Jon Sweeney reviews "Lessons in Hope: My Life with John Paul II," "Milosz: A Biography," and "This Long Pursuit: Reflections of a Romantic Biographer."
There are a few genuine public intellectuals among professors of religion, and Cornel West is chief among them. Here he is pictured, center, protesting against police brutality in New York City in 2015.
Arts & Culture Books
February 16, 2017
Very few professors become best-selling authors, but it happens.
Arts & Culture Books
October 27, 2016
So what defines a Catholic novel? I am still struggling with that question. But I know that that which asks most of us is most worthy of us.
Books
June 23, 2016
'The Relic Master,' by Christopher Buckley; 'The Man Who Loved Birds,' by Fenton Johnson; "The Thing About December,' by Donal Ryan
Books
February 04, 2016
'Hellbreak Volume 1,' by Cullen Bunn and Dave Stewart; 'The Best American Comics 2015,' edited by Jonathan Lethem and BIll Kartalopoulos; 'Poetry is Useless,' by Andrew Nilsen; 'Blankets,' by Craig Thompson
Books
October 29, 2015
'The Letters of T. S. Eliot,' by T. S. Eliot, and 'The Collected Letters of Robinson Jeffers, with Selected Letters of Una Jeffers,' by Robinson Jeffers
Books
June 10, 2015
'Moral Agents,' by Edward Mendelson; 'Our Only World,' by Wendell Berry; 'There Is Simply Too Much to Think About,' by Saul Bellow
The Canticle of the Creatures by Saint Francis of Assisi at Brooklyn Borough Hall
Ideas
February 11, 2015
St. Francis of Assisi visits New York
Books
February 04, 2015
'Aimless Love,' by Billy Collins, 'Blue Horses,' by Mary Oliver and 'Dylan Thomas,' edited by Hannah Ellis
Books
October 02, 2014
The African novel has come of age in the early 21st century North American diaspora Straddling homelands histories myths looking for values and identity somewhere in between mdash those are the grand topics of the African novel ldquo Novelists are sorted by the language they wrote in rdquo St