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.
Tom DeignanAugust 06, 2015
Race, assimilation and 19th-century Catholic immigrants
BooksTom DeignanMarch 12, 2014
During a much-discussed speech at The National Defense University earlier this year President Obama cataloged the dreadful conditions at Guant namo Bay and then asked ldquo Is that who we are Is that something that our Founders foresaw rdquo The question was obviously rhetorical though as Lo