Arts & Culture BooksTom DeignanJanuary 21, 2021
Emma Donoghue's new novel unfolds over the course of All Hallows’ Eve, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day—with a chatty cast of priests, nuns and philosophizing orderlies running about—adding to the sanctified air.
Arts & Culture BooksTom DeignanSeptember 18, 2020
Khyati Y. Joshi's new book shines “a light on Christian privilege and its entwinement with White privilege."
Arts & Culture BooksTom DeignanOctober 04, 2019
In short, Greenhouse argues, “Something is fundamentally broken in the way many American employers treat their workers.”
Arts & Culture IdeasTom DeignanJuly 11, 2019
Science fiction writers continue to turn to religious characters, imagery and ideas to sort things out.
Arts & Culture IdeasTom DeignanMarch 08, 2019
There is no way to explain the success of Catholic school athletes without taking into account a wide range of factors—historical, sociological and, yes, spiritual.
Arts & Culture BooksTom DeignanNovember 30, 2018
Jane Leavy chronicles Babe Ruth’s life and times, with a heavy emphasis not only on the culture Ruth played in, but the ways he radically altered that culture, with the help of his visionary agent Christy Walsh.
Arts & Culture IdeasTom DeignanFebruary 23, 2018
Hunger strikes raise thorny political, philosophical and even spiritual questions.
'White Trash' blends literature, politics and pop culture of the past 4 centuries to tell the story of class in America.Tom DeignanOctober 13, 2016
Either way, if Trump’s candidacy is a problem, pundits on the right and left have thought of it specifically as a “white trash” problem.