Rod Dreher

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Posts in category “Art & Architecture”

Orchestra Hero

Posted March 2nd, 2017

Multiculturalism And Modernity

On the film Before The Rain, and the impossibility of living fully in modernity or tradition

Posted January 1st, 2017

The Virtual Hagia Sophia

Stanford scientists and Cappella Romana recreate Byzantine chant as it would have sounded there

Posted December 30th, 2016

The Abolition Of Man (No, Really)

A man who aspires to create mutant forms of human life for art’s sake

Posted December 23rd, 2016

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