reviews and commentary
This Mutant Genre
The introduction to a new anthology Radiant Truths: Essential …. Essays on American Belief
That’s Not the Priest From Rome, Surely?
Rugged scenery, Martin Sheen’s resplendent sideburns, inquiries into the nature of faith, Catholics has it all.
Love is an Animal Thing
Barbara King’s new book How Animals Grieve raises questions about grief, and its emotional corollary, love, for humans too.
A Wonder-Cabinet of Creation(ism)
Snakes appear in almost every one of the museum’s exhibits, perhaps as a reminder of Satan’s lone virtue: persistence.
Dear Mr. Eggleston
When I hold your photograph, I’m looking at our car in the Sears parking lot in 1976, and time has collapsed.