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.

Jacob Lawrence’s Existential Sociology

His “Migration” series, reunited at MoMA, is social history raised to the level of art.

“Amends,” My Reality-TV Rehab Satire, Is Now Available

Bad advice, bad memories, mysticism, humiliation, class struggle, sleaze, and more of my favorite things.

Painting Modernism Before the Bolsheviks

The Neue Galerie captures Russia’s last moments of open artistic experimentation before the “short 20th century.”

What’s a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Movie Like This?

The moralistic storytelling of “Trainwreck” results in a boring film.

Love Is a Losing Game

A documentary on Amy Winehouse shows the softer side of a hard-living jazz star.

Feeling Down on “Inside Out”

The new Pixar film is poignant—and didactic.

The Truth Without Reconciliation Committee

A sequel to 2012’s death-squad documentary “The Act of Killing” lets survivors and victims’ families have their say.

Indie Music’s Christ-Haunted Women

Filling out the ramshackle choir loft of Sufjan Stevens and the Mountain Goats, beyond Sinead O’Connor.

Pro Wrestling (With Angels)

A new album by the Mountain Goats explores rage, memory, masked heroes of the ring, and the unexpected Sunset Flip.

Tom Stoppard Plays With God

London’s National Theatre stages a philosophy of mind debate that seeks more than the God of the Gaps.

Friendship with a Future Tense

A book on renewing community through friendship offers hope in the face of uncertainty.

No Marriage Is an Island

How a revival of “spiritual friendship” can help spouses as well as singles.

What’s Hiding Behind Our Identity (Politics)?

Whether LGBTQ or GOP, labels should be probed for what they are trying to name.

The Walking Dread: “It Follows”

A fearsome little horror film that is all monster, no message

Public Policy’s Absent Aesthetics

Talk of health and wealth cannot substitute for sublimity and attraction in human motivations.

Marilynne Robinson Returns to Gilead

America’s preeminent Christian novelist explores baptism, works, and redemption.

America’s Imperial Mental Illness

How U.S. medicine is changing the way the world loses its mind.

Singing Gospel, Growing Up Gay

Religion, sexuality, and ambition make a volatile mix at a black Christian boys’ prep school.

Merry Widows, Weeping Brides

The Metropolitan Museum of Art puts the fun back in funerals.

This Town Is Dead at Night

An Iranian-Californian vampire flick lives up to the hype.

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