Rebel Art Friday: Art that inspired, soothed, and boldly sought the sublime, in 2019

Editor's Note: My list of things I might do with my free time, if we survive this American Crisis, is long. And right up near the top is my love for criticism, my desire to talk and write and think about books and movies and television and music, and about what our stories tell us about ourselves. … Continue reading Rebel Art Friday: Art that inspired, soothed, and boldly sought the sublime, in 2019

“False composure,” in this American Crisis

For the past many weeks, I've been working my way through Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s “Letters and Papers from Prison,” a book of correspondence, prayers and philosophical probings, written by the German theologian while locked in a Nazi prison during World War II. Bonhoeffer's story is remarkable, the stuff of legend and honest-to-God martyrdom (his biography, which is … Continue reading “False composure,” in this American Crisis