A first-ever documentary on Flannery O’Connor (1925-1964), the Southern gothic Catholic writer pre-occupied by the “Christ-haunted South” where she was born and lived, is currently airing on PBS and the …

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“Silence” is a recent film adaptation by Martin Scorsese of Japanese author Shusaku Endo’s 1966 novel. The film tells the story of two young Portuguese Jesuit priests who travel to …

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The post-impressionist painter, Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) and writer Émile Zola (1840–1902), were childhood friends who grew up and went to school together in Aix-en-Provence, France. We know Cezanne by his …

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“The Zookeeper’s Wife,” the latest film from director Niki Caro (“Whale Rider”), is perhaps one of the most unknown historical dramas that took place during World War II and forms …

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So I never thought I’d be writing a review of a Smurfs movie for the National Catholic Reporter. But here goes. Yes, there are spoilers but I am assuming you …

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Writer-director Stephen Ives’ three-part, six-hour documentary on how President Woodrow Wilson got the United States into the war “for which he was born” is indeed a master class on World …

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In the early 1900s, an estimated 1.5 million Armenians lived within the borders of the dying Ottoman Empire, led by what is now modern Turkey. The Ottomans had annexed a …

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“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”
– Albert Einstein, to biographer Carl Seelig, March 11, 1952

The National Geographic Channel’s first scripted series, “Genius,” is about the life …

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This morning a friend, a father of a family, posted on social media that mean kids and adults suck. We had a conversation on Messenger where he explained that his …

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The first thing that really hits you when you begin watching “The Handmaid’s Tale” (a new series* based on the 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood, now streaming on Hulu) is …

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The first thing that really hits you when you begin watching “The Handmaid’s Tale” (a new miniseries based on the 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood, now streaming on Hulu) is …

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This morning a friend, a father of a family, posted on social media that mean kids and adults suck. We had a conversation on Messenger where he explained that his …

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