Politics & Society Short Take
Jonathan Malesic August 29, 2019
The partisan divide over the dignity of work comes down to one question: Where does dignity come from? Do jobs give people dignity, or do people give jobs their dignity?
Faith Features
Jonathan Malesic April 29, 2019
The next few years will be critical to whether or not Catholic higher education can bloom in the desert. If it does, it may provide a vital service to a population that represents the future of the Catholic Church in the United States.
Arts & Culture Books
Jonathan Malesic January 25, 2019

When the essayist Meghan O’Gieblyn was a student at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, a Friday night out meant sidewalk evangelism. She and her friends would draw the plan of salvation on a portable chalkboard, hand out tracts and invite passersby to get saved. O’Gieblyn got few takers.

Ted Danson plays an avuncular demon in ‘The Good Place’ (photo: NBC).
Arts & Culture Television
Jonathan Malesic December 28, 2018
What if you could improve yourself after you are dead? This appealing prospect drives two current TV comedies.
Photo: Alex Kotliarsky (Unsplash)
Arts & Culture Books
Jonathan Malesic October 25, 2018
Americans work an awful lot. But what are we doing at the jobs we believe are so important?
Ellsworth Kelly’s ‘Austin,’ west facade (photo: Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin)
Arts & Culture Art
Jonathan Malesic June 29, 2018
Three buildings argue over spirituality, art and public life.
National Rifle Association member Jim Whelan, center, talks with protester David Lyles, right, outside the NRA Annual Meeting on May 4 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Jonathan Malesic May 10, 2018
The National Rifle Association gathering in Dallas attracted demonstrators on both sides of gun control—and an opportunity for dialogue.
Politics & Society Short Take
Jonathan Malesic November 10, 2017
It is too late for Louis C.K. to be the model of male feminism. It is not too late for him to be a model of contrition.
In this June 16, 2014, file photo, a homeless man sits on a sidewalk in New York City. (CNS photo/Justin Lane, EPA)
Arts & Culture Books
Jonathan Malesic May 03, 2017
On measures of well-being, residents of the United States fare worse than residents of countries like Canada, Sweden or Japan, all of which are less wealthy but more equal.
(George W. Bush Presidential Center)
Arts & Culture Art
Jonathan Malesic March 03, 2017
Bush’s new exhibition features 66 paintings of wounded veterans whom the former president has come to know.