Author Archives: Eve Tushnet

About Eve Tushnet

Eve Tushnet is a writer in Washington, DC. She blogs at Patheos and has written for Commonweal, USA Today, and the Weekly Standard, among other publications. She is working on a book on vocation for gay Catholics. Her email is eve_tushnet@yahoo.com and she can be found on Twitter at @evetushnet.

Radio Is a Sound Salvation: “God Help the Girl”

Under the cutesy exterior is a subtle film about how we understand our suffering, and what might save us from despair.

This Is Not My Beautiful City: “Belleville” at the Studio Theatre

Americans in Paris find fear and suspicion instead of marital bliss.

What’s the Punishment for Being a Stock Character?

“As Above, So Below” is a sin-focused horror film rather confused about sin.

The Man Who Ate Liberty Valance

A creepy, haunting cannibal Western, “Ravenous” explores of the temptations of power.

Youngest Son Adds Laments to the Indie Hymnal

Sincerity marries sorrow in an album with a tuneful, memorable pop sensibility.

TMZ Is the Justice of the Masses

Christopher Beha’s Arts & Entertainments, and how we create and consume stories of other people’s lives in order to feel better about our own.

The Boy Is the Father of Whatever: Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood”

The director took 12 years to film it, giving his movie time to grow up into a bore.

Carrie White Will Never Die: “Carrie: The Musical” at the Studio Theatre

The horrific power of perverted Christianity makes this musical work.

Geishas By Gaslight: Kobayashi Kiyochika at the Freer Gallery

A D.C. show displays haunting, color-washed night scenes on par with Edward Hopper.

Before #YesAllWomen, There Was The Gift of Fear

Gavin de Becker offered empathy and understanding to women before hashtag activism ever existed.

Every Day Is Like Sunday: Rediscovering Wilfrid Sheed’s “The Hack”

A pre-Vatican II satire totally at home in our current performance culture.

How to Stop Time: Jim Jarmusch’s “Only Lovers Left Alive”

There’s a lot to love about this swoony, drifty vampire flick, a …

Hideous Strength: “Degenerate Art” at the Neue Galerie

How the Nazis tried to discredit modern art by exhibiting it

A Stillborn Child Leads to a Murder Charge—With Threat of Life in Prison

We are merciless out of desire to blame others for the world’s hardness and tragedy.

All Noir Is Reunion: “Veronica Mars,” The Movie

Nobody escapes the past in the film revival of this underappreciated TV cult hit.

Coming Out Catholic: The Movie

“Desire” captures and reveals the wild weirdness within orthodoxy

5 Things the Disease Model Gets Wrong About Addiction

Denying an addict’s will is a poor path to personal responsibility.

Dyscommunication: “Tribes” at DC’s Studio Theatre

If you couldn’t understand what your family was saying, would you understand …

Coming Out Christian

How faithful homosexuals are transforming our churches

A Long, Cold Lent: David Adams Richards’s Friends of Meager Fortune

A grim Canadian tale makes a polar vortex feel warm by comparison.

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