Rod Dreher

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Posts in category “Art & Architecture”

When Wahhabism Was Western

Reader Anastasia sends this fascinating blog post by Philip Jenkins, commenting  iconoclasm …

Posted July 22nd, 2014

Is God A New Urbanist?

Conor Dugan reviews architect and Notre Dame architecture professor Philip Bess’s wonderful …

Posted July 3rd, 2014

Funding The Conservative Right Brain

Publisher Adam Bellow says the Right doesn’t understand the importance of culture …

Posted July 1st, 2014

Segregating The Artistic Imagination

If it’s 100 percent, uncut, p.c. crazy dust, it must be the …

Posted May 22nd, 2014

Too Much Beauty In Church?

Anastasia, who is Orthodox, writes to caution that too great a focus …

Posted May 16th, 2014

Powerless In The Face Of Ugliness

For Christians like me, who are especially sensitive to beauty as a …

Posted May 15th, 2014

Terrence Malick & ‘The Moviegoer’

Did you know this about the film director Terrence Malick? I did …

Posted April 28th, 2014

The Southern Glory Of Carroll Cloar

A friend went last week to the Arkansas Arts Center in Little …

Posted April 17th, 2014

Christian Schlock And Awe

Michael Gerson, an Evangelical, can’t get over the awfulness of the new …

Posted April 1st, 2014

The Architectural Spirit Of The Liturgy

Wilfred McClay, in Why Place Matters: As Winston Churchill famously declared during …

Posted March 26th, 2014

The Metaphysical Architect

In his essay in the new book Why Place Matters, Notre Dame architecture …

Posted March 26th, 2014

Apple’s Pez Dispenser

Can’t help but find this really creepy. RT @WhatTheBit This statue of …

Posted February 26th, 2014

Is This Subsidy Good For Christian Art?

Sam M. sends along an interesting story from the Hollywood Reporter. Excerpt: …

Posted February 15th, 2014

The Crunchy Con Nicole Curtis

Justin Raimondo writes a lovely tribute to Nicole Curtis, who rehabilitates old …

Posted February 12th, 2014

Woody Allen & Why Nihilists Make Bad Babysitters

Damon Linker has a reflection this morning on what we both believe …

Posted February 4th, 2014

Woody Allen & Separating Art From The Artist

Nicholas Kristof’s column this week focuses on the allegation made by Woody …

Posted February 1st, 2014

Episcopalians & The Way Of The Seashell

An Episcopalian reader e-mails: Oooh—a rousing Episcopalian snarkfest over a sculpture recently …

Posted January 30th, 2014