Sam Kriss’s review of Dostoyevsky’s Demons is not perfect, but it embodies the sort of ambition and verve that inspires fellow essayists (and makes them a little jealous, if I am being honest).
There was no basketball player who photographed better than Shawn Kemp. More of his cards manifest beauty of form than any other player.
My short story collection Blasphemers is half off this month on Amazon.
“You have heard it said…”
Miles Davis: “It Never Entered My Mind” The Beatles: “The Long and Winding Road” Oasis: “Slide Away” The Rolling Stones: “Emotional Rescue” Nirvana: “Something In The Way” U2: “Ultra Violet (Light My Way)” The Clash: “Straight To Hell” Tom Petty: “Walls (Circus)” R.E.M.: “At My Most Beautiful” The Cure: “All Cats Are Grey” Simon &Continue reading “My Favorite Song By…”
A sequel to A Matter of Taste. Perfectly suited to entertaining, cooking, decorating, unwinding, and eveninging, but with an autumnal mood.
Ted Lasso only makes sense as an evangelical, though the writers of the show refuse to admit it. It’s not just the blend of optimism and humility which make him an evangelical (not just generically Christian, but Midwestern evangelical in particular), but the fact he is obviously patterned after the most famous Christian television characterContinue reading “Ted Lasso’s Secret? He’s An Evangelical”
“The days are surely coming when the word ‘classical’ will be as ambiguous as the word ‘Republican,’ a term which now encompasses everyone from Never Trumpers like Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse to the QAnon Shaman who stormed the Capitol.” -from “The Downside of Classical Christian Education’s Rising Popularity,” which I will deliver next week atContinue reading “In Desperate Need Of Definition”
Very few period pieces set in the 1980s are all that convincing because the average home in 1985 was largely stocked with goods and styles from the 1970s and late 1960s, although contemporary filmmakers typically stuff a “1985 home” with goods and styles that were fashionable in the year 1985.
In the last several months, I have been the guest on several podcast, two of which have only become available lately. On this episode of The Path to the Academy, I was interviewed by Dr. Gary Jenkins on the subject of classical education. On this episode of The Mind of the Early Church, I discussedContinue reading “Podcast Guest”