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Keara Hanlon is an O'Hare Fellow at America. She is a graduate of Boston College, where she majored in Communication and minored in Marketing and American Studies. 

FaithLast Take
Molly CahillDoug GirardotKeara HanlonJim McDermottSarah Vincent
So it’s time for you to graduate. Four young America editors and one Star Wars nerd have some advice for you.
FaithLent Reflections
Keara Hanlon
A Reflection for the Thursday of Holy Week, by Keara Hanlon
Arts & CultureIdeas
Keara Hanlon
If we become numb to the suffering of others, even the Kims and Kanyes of the world who may seem beyond our sympathetic reach, we may also be numbing ourselves to the suffering of people in our own lives.
FaithLent Reflections
Keara Hanlon
A Reflection for the Friday of the Second Week of Lent, by Keara Hanlon.
Arts & CultureMusic
Keara Hanlon
If you’re anything like me, Pope Francis’ recent visit to a record shop in Rome probably has you wondering: What might the vicar of Christ’s Spotify playlist look like?
FaithAdvent Reflections
Keara Hanlon
A Reflection for the Monday of the Third Week of Advent
Ed Sheeran performs at the 23th NRJ Music Awards ceremony in Cannes, in the south of France, Nov. 20, 2021. (Sipa via AP Images)
Arts & CultureMusic
Keara Hanlon
No matter how far he has risen in fame, Ed Sheeran has stayed true to himself.
Netflix
Arts & CultureTelevision
Jim McDermottKeara Hanlon
Red light, green light, 123: Two of America’s writers consider the Netflix juggernaut.
Arts & CultureTelevision
Keara Hanlon
Creators Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo deliver a show with impressive emotional range that achieves an honest portrayal of the hardships that many Indigenous communities face.
FaithFaith in Focus
Keara Hanlon
I live with chronic pain, and often it seems like no one really understands what this means. Having chronic pain, especially as a young person, can often feel lonely and isolating.