Arts and Culture

Kings and queens of love

In a review of the fourth season of Netflix’s “The Crown,” Dean Peter Elliott considers the intersection of royal fairy tales and sin. An estimated

A journey through erased history: Kent Monkman’s Shame and Prejudice

You move through Kent Monkman’s art exhibit Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience encountering found objects from Canadian museums, large canvases in the grand manner of European and American history paintings, and three-dimensional installations that tell the story of Canada from the all but erased Indigenous perspective.

‘Between Gratitude and Grief’

I shouldn’t be writing today. I should be packing CDs, getting an oil change, confirming concert details and making a checklist that includes “Don’t forget

‘Go and do likewise’: A review of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

In her film about children’s TV star the Rev. Fred (“Mister”) Rogers, an ordained Presbyterian minister, gifted director Marielle Heller chooses to focus not on the children for whom Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was made, but on a grown-up, journalist Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys), a man who carries the scars of an unhappy childhood into his adult life.

Intimations of grace at the movies

The idea of grace is connected with the God-given gifts of virtue and redemption—worthy subjects for the person of faith to contemplate. But seeking intimations

Life as improv?

God, Improv, and the Art of Living By MaryAnn McKibben Dana Eerdmans, 2018 ISBN: 978-0-8028-7464-1 230 pages All self-help and exhortation-driven books seem inevitably prone

Phyllis Tickle: Towering presence, prophetic vision

Phyllis Tickle: A Life will appeal to those who admire the prodigious talents of the late Episcopalian author, poet, essayist and marketing force behind North American religious book publishing.

Witnessing the birth of a family

Family… Connections… At the heart of those ideas is our sense of self-identity, our very state of being: for we are, in some ways, defined