Arts & Letters
His “Migration” series, reunited at MoMA, is social history raised to the level of art.
Garland Tucker’s new book shows the right’s historical roots before Buckley, Goldwater, and Reagan.
A quirky Catholic convert unlocks prayer and spiritual growth with Shakespeare, math, and ballroom dance.
Bad advice, bad memories, mysticism, humiliation, class struggle, sleaze, and more of my favorite things.
Eastern emperors were accountable to their people and the public good without being democrats.
The Neue Galerie captures Russia’s last moments of open artistic experimentation before the “short 20th century.”
Rod Dreher shows how a literary classic can be the best therapy for troubled times and a troubled soul.
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