Tim Powers, the author of “Declare,” stands out from the crowd of contemporary novelists because he is a faithful Catholic who has somehow managed to swim in the toxic mainstream without compromising his faith or principles.
Modesty includes dressing distinctively feminine, if you are female, and distinctively masculine, if you are male, and not succumbing to androgynous behavior or looks, but dressing as you know you ought.
As the academic and cultural elites would tell it, history is a tale of oppression, and the Haves and Have-Nots are readily discernible, for they can be recognized on racial grounds. But what about the white poor?
The pop star’s latest album is meant to be reflective, but when reflection is limited to purely the pursuit of self-knowledge, one forges a downward spiral into the human psyche that leads to an anxious loop of overanalyzing.