Art & Culture

Declare in a Nutshell

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.

The Rage of Feral Children

The rise of contraception led to the phenomenon of “feral children” – young people left alone with no one to guide them.

Modesty vs. Androgyny

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.

Vinland in a Nutshell

Some authors and some books are not as well-known as they should be. This is indubitably the case with George Mackay Brown and his tour de force of a novel: Vinland.

The Insufficiency of Jordan Peterson

While Peterson’s words are representative of a man on his way to deeper understanding, his current state of “some real sense” is ultimately insufficient.

Silencing the Prigs

Perhaps it might not be such a bad idea for the prigs of the planet to spare us their opinions, especially as they’re really not all that impressive.

Christmas Eve is Holy Eve’s

One of the deepest and dearest secrets of the Christmas season is hidden in plain sight: Christmas Eve is the feast day of Holy Eve, the wife of Adam and the mother of all.

The Immaculate Reception Turns 50

The “Immaculate Reception” was the most improbable play, defying any earthy label. It merited a special name. A designation soon arrived, a name from the heavens. 

The Universal Call to Hobbitness

The temptation to be distracted from our own precious plots of land is terrible, as every man, looking into his pocket palantír, sees the forces of evil arrayed to destroy the world he loves. 

The Violent Bear It Away in a Nutshell

Flannery O’Conner’s modus operandi as a writer was the employment of violence and the grotesque to shock her readers out of their somnambulant indifference to truth.

Taylor Swift and the Millennial Dilemma

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.

The Benefits of a Commercialized Christmas

I despise the commercialization of Christmas as much as the next Catholic, but we are foolish not to leverage the many (mixed) blessings afforded to us by technology and capitalism.

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