Wednesday, November 07, 2007


(scroll down for older stuff.)

March 10, 2011: "How to Convert," Inside Catholic

January 28, 2011: "Flawed Reflection," Commonweal (review of "Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture")

January 13, 2011: "Beyond Liberalism," Cato Unbound symposium on tradition
further posts in that symposium: "Who Put the Tradition in 'Traditional Marriage'?"
"Tradition's Comedies of Error"

December 2, 2010: "Mary, In the Glass Coffin of the Museum," Inside Catholic

November 27, 2010: "Teen Angels," Weekly Standard (review of Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers Is Telling the American Church)

October 14, 2010: "The Great Unweaving," Inside Catholic

"Shouting the Blues," Weekly Standard (review of Red Families vs. Blue Families)

June 24, 2010: "A Great Reckoning in a Little Room," Inside Catholic

May 18, 2010: "Cradle Will Rock," Inside Catholic

May 7, 2010: "The Glory and the Grime," Commonweal (review of "The Sacred Made Real: Spanish Painting and Sculpture, 1600-1700; subscribers-only)

April 1, 2010: "Heartbreak Hill" (subscribers-only; link is PDF), American Conservative

March 29, 2010: "Zounds! Five Reflections on the Wounds of Christ," Inside Catholic

March 1, 2010: "U Turn" (subscribers-only; link is PDF), American Conservative

February 26, 2010: "Tolstoy Dies, Goes to America" (review of The Last Station), Inside Catholic

February 10, 2010: "Six Imperfect Metaphors for Conversion," Inside Catholic

February 1, 2010: "Striking a Pose" (subscribers-only; link is PDF), American Conservative

January 20, 2010: "Live Through This," Inside Catholic

January 1, 2010: "Unsafe at Any Creed" (subscribers-only; link is PDF), American Conservative

December 28, 2009: "Black and White" (review of Man Ray, African Art and the Modernist Lens; subscribers-only), Weekly Standard

December 1, 2009: "Shelf Life" (subscribers-only; link is PDF), American Conservative

November 11, 2009: "Heaven Can Wait," Inside Catholic

November 1, 2009: "Malcolm X Marks the Spot" (subscribers-only; link is PDF), American Conservative

[not sure of date] "Insecurity Cameras" (review of National Gallery of Art, "Jaromir Funke and the Amateur Avant-Garde"), Commonweal online

October 1, 2009: "Shepherd Watch," American Conservative (link is pdf)

September 14, 2009: "Why Thee Wed," Weekly Standard, review of Andrew Cherlin's Marriage-Go-Round: The State of Marriage and the Family in America Today (subscribers-only)

September 1, 2009: "Squaring Dupont Circle," The American Conservative

June 29, 2009: "Romoeroticism," Inside Catholic

June 23, 2009: "I'm With Cupid," American Spectator, review of Shakespeare Theatre's Design for Living

June 5, 2009: "We'll Burn That Bra When We Come to It," Inside Catholic, book column on Florence King's When Sisterhood Was in Flower

April 2009: "Church Ladies," First Things, review of Catholic and Feminist: The Surprising History of the American Catholic Feminist Movement

March 23, 2009: "Then It's the Bomb that Will Bring Us Together" (review of the Watchmen movie), National Review Online

February 5, 2009: "Sublimity Now!", Inside Catholic

January 5, 2009: "Domestic Disturbances," American Spectator (on the marriage movement)

December 20, 2008: "Campus Confidential," Weekly Standard review of Donna Freitas's Sex and the Soul: Juggling Sexuality, Spirituality, Romance, and Religion on America's College Campuses

October 18, 2008: "The Serenity Player," Inside Catholic review of Herman Hesse's Glass Bead Game

September 4, 2008: "Grotesquerie and Grief: Abortion in Horror Media," First Things blog

August 1, 2008: "When I Was Cruel," Inside Catholic review of Alan Moore's A Small Killing

May 10, 2008: "Tainted Love," Inside Catholic book column on Heloise and Abelard

April 10, 2008: "The Weakerthans--Liturgy of the Other Hours," Godspy

April 4, 2008: "In Praise of Disenchantment," Inside Catholic

March 25, 2008: "Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity," First Things blog--on Nigel Dennis's Cards of Identity

March 14, 2008: "The Conscience of Manners," Inside Catholic--book column on Miss Manners

March 14, 2008: "Heart of Darkness: The Photography of Lee Miller," Commonweal (subscribers only)

March 1, 2008: "Fashion Talks Back," The Weekly Standard--review of "blog.mode: addressing fashion," at the Met (subscribers only)

February 13, 2008: "Theology of the Body in Pain," Inside Catholic--review of The Body in Pain

February 6, 2008: "Repeat the Sounding Joy," Godspy--on repetitive prayer.

December 31, 2007: "Marlowe's Anti-Heroes," Weekly Standard

December 7, 2007: "Naked but not Exposed," Commonweal--a review of the National Gallery of Art's Edward Hopper exhibit.

November 30, 2007: "Job Wears Prada," National Review Online--my review of The Book of Jane aka a chick-lit version of the Book of Job. (I am not making that up.)

November 9, 2007: "Cop Talk," Reason Online--what happens when online police forums get ugly.

November 7, 2007: "Grace Is the Hardest Pillow," InsideCatholic--a review of Kathy Shaidle's Lobotomy Magnificat.