Rod Dreher

E-mail Rod

Posts in category “Art & Architecture”

Brokeback Mountain, Hamilton, Art

A lament for the way ideological passion and cultural politics ruin popular art

Posted November 20th, 2016

Growing Up With Sensual Religion

How the way we worshiped as a child orients us aesthetically towards the world

Posted April 29th, 2016

The Architecture of the Benedict Option

In Britain, rediscovering the enduring beauty and power of Christian buildings and places

Posted February 3rd, 2016

Re-Sacramentalizing My Life

How I learned to start seeing the world more sacramentally

Posted January 25th, 2016

God And Architecture

How the structure of our buildings discloses something about the divine

Posted January 15th, 2016

The Art $800 Million Would Buy

If you won the big Powerball jackpot, what art or cultural work would you commission?

Posted January 8th, 2016

The Spiritual Value of Material Culture

Visiting Italian churches leads an irreligious American lawyer to a conclusion that surprises him

Posted December 28th, 2015

Culture, the Basis of Resistance

Artistic sources of the Benedict Option counterrevolution

Posted December 9th, 2015

Beauty and Reality

Do beautiful things open the door to the really Real?

Posted September 29th, 2015

The Impossibility of Perfect Justice

Sherman Alexie agonizes over art and social justice

Posted September 15th, 2015

Walker Percy: Springsteen Fanboy

Two Catholic artists, pilgrims and wayfarers who just missed each other

Posted June 17th, 2015

Lee’s Ghost Sister: An Abortion Storybook

A disturbed artist makes abortion palatable to little children

Posted March 28th, 2015

How to Make a God Movie

There are good religious movies being made today — just not where you think

Posted March 20th, 2015

The Good, the True, & the Beautiful

Which books would you put on your Good, True, Beautiful reading list?

Posted March 11th, 2015

Thinking About ‘The Great Beauty’

Considering — and re-considering — what Paolo Sorrentino’s 2014 film has to say to us

Posted March 9th, 2015

Killing Deconstructionists, Raising Culture

Making art that helps you float atop the Flood without drowning

Posted February 27th, 2015

Sound as a Means of Healing

On the therapeutic uses of music

Posted February 26th, 2015