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 and she can be found on Twitter at @evetushnet.

Moral Combat

“Winners and Losers,” now playing in DC, is a cutting, suspenseful romp.

Snow White, Blood Red

“Crimson Peak” is as much a swoony Gothic love story as a horror film.

A Mother Under Wraps

“Goodnight Mommy” is a haunting horror flick about everything we don’t know about other people’s lives.

A Washed-Out Dr. House—With Hooves

Neflix original “BoJack Horseman” brings a cartoon spin to the recovering man-child.

Home Is Where the Drama Is

Noah Baumbach’s new comedy about the friendship of two ambitious women conceals a soft heart under an acrid exterior.

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.

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