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Jimmy P. Movie review May 1, 2014 324
Philomena. Movie review Feb 1, 2014 324
Still Mine. Book review Nov 1, 2013 320
Lee Daniels' The Butler. Oct 1, 2013 314
A few good stories: from Jesus to Stephen King, the tales we encounter shape our lives. Column Jun 1, 2013 978
Stuck in the past: both the characters of Downton Abbey and the church hierarchy are in danger of irrelevancy if they don't get up to speed. Column May 1, 2013 957
Quartet. May 1, 2013 305
A sad state of affairs: it takes two to commit the sin of adultery, but women often get more than their fair share of the blame. Mar 1, 2013 918
A Royal Affair. Movie review Mar 1, 2013 310
Sexual healing: intimate relationships expose our greatest vulnerability, but the rewards are worth the risk. Critical essay Feb 1, 2013 861
Flight. Brief article Jan 1, 2013 314
Bad medicine: our ailing healthcare system is in desperate need of a check-up. Dec 25, 2012 876
I hate to say it: sticks and stones are never an acceptable response, even when others' words may hurt us. Dec 1, 2012 881
Advanced screening: technology that allows us to watch our favorite shows at the press of a button also invites us to join a worldwide viewing party. Nov 1, 2012 957
Robot & Frank. Nov 1, 2012 318
The Price of Inequality. Nov 1, 2012 290
Do you hear what I hear? Shouting matches are no way to find common ground--but neither is the silent treatment. Book review Oct 1, 2012 844
Safety Not Guaranteed. Movie review Oct 1, 2012 311
The do-it-all damsel: today's fairy tale princesses reveal the pressure on girls to not just be pretty, but strong, smart, and courageous, too. Sep 1, 2012 912
Treme: The Complete Second Season. Sep 1, 2012 316
How terribly strange to be 70: even in their autumn years, Baby Boomers discover that old dogs can learn new tricks. Movie review Aug 1, 2012 963
Bernie. Movie review Aug 1, 2012 310
Zombie economics: the harrowing and hungry living dead serve as stand-ins for the unspoken fears of an uncertain generation. Jul 1, 2012 922
Accessory to murder: we can't conceal the deadly consequences of the prejudices we carry around. Jun 1, 2012 847
We Have a Pope. Brief article Jun 1, 2012 313
I'd like to teach the world to sing: many of us have lost our voices, and we owe it to ourselves to make that joyful noise again. May 1, 2012 939
A Separation. May 1, 2012 299
Let them eat cupcakes: at the sticky center of our nation's inequality lies corporate America's hunger for profit. Apr 1, 2012 973
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. Book review Apr 1, 2012 338
Curious about George: Hollywood's leading actor shines in roles that show success doesn't always bring happiness. Feb 1, 2012 963
The Ides of March. Jan 31, 2012 304
The Way. Movie review Dec 30, 2011 328
Clothes minded: retro uniforms may be fashionable on screen, but they fail to show how far women have made it in the workplace. Dec 24, 2011 901
Good cop, bad cop: while rooting for fictional law enforcement, we may become blind to their vigilante side. Television program review Dec 1, 2011 1008
Forks over Knives. Nov 22, 2011 345
Space invaders: recent films and TV series shine a light on the plight of aliens among us. Nov 1, 2011 992
The Debt. Movie review Nov 1, 2011 330
Personality disorder: if corporations are people, compassion for others is missing from their makeup. Oct 1, 2011 962
The Social Mission of the U.S. Catholic Church. Book review Oct 1, 2011 335
All-natural remedy: step away from the screen and experience the therapeutic benefits of great outdoors in its high-definition and 3-D beauty. Sep 1, 2011 1000
Buck. Movie review Sep 1, 2011 321
Super humans: our fascination with the powerful, rich, and popular keeps us from seeing the ones who really deserve our praise. Column Aug 1, 2011 1033
The Tree of Life. Aug 1, 2011 339
Briefly noted. Brief article Jul 1, 2011 174
Jane Eyre. Movie review Jul 1, 2011 336
Quotable. Jul 1, 2011 175
Home economics: several new period television series show how a woman's place used to be in the kitchen--and how far from reality that is today. Jun 28, 2011 882
Morally wounded: grisly photos of U.S. soldiers spotlight the spiritual injuries our men and women in combat sustain in war, as well as their tragic results. Jun 1, 2011 986
The Adjustment Bureau. Jun 1, 2011 333
Reality check: despite the heartwarming shows you see on TV, the generosity of America's rich do not match their wealth. May 1, 2011 941
Inside Job. May 1, 2011 311
The Fighter. Movie review Apr 1, 2011 327
Cutthroat choreography: what do gangsters and ballerinas have in common? A deadly drive, according to the latest dance thriller Black Swan. Mar 30, 2011 992
How the West wasn't: it may take true grit to avenge a murder, but the gritty truth is that revenge only works in the movies. Mar 1, 2011 994
The King's Speech. Movie review Mar 1, 2011 348
Eating disorders: while there are still starving people in Africa, many more around the world are fighting a losing battle of the bulge. Essay Feb 1, 2011 967
Tangled. Movie review Feb 1, 2011 321
Mysteries of the heart: detectives in literature and on screen could use a little warmth in their quest to solve cold cases. Essay Jan 1, 2011 955
Hereafter. Movie review Jan 1, 2011 327
It's in the blood: the eternal popularity of Dracula & Co. is a sign of the recurring struggles of us mortals. Dec 1, 2010 947
The Town. Movie review Dec 1, 2010 333
Hope against hope: politicians this season will try to sell you anything--voter beware. Nov 1, 2010 945
The Most Dangerous Man In America. Book review Nov 1, 2010 335
Eat, pay, work: how we meet our basic needs could be the building blocks of truly human life. Oct 1, 2010 957
Not For Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities. Book review Oct 1, 2010 307
No free rides: each one of us is to blame for the problems brought on by BP and friends. Sep 1, 2010 1042
Toy Story 3. Brief article Sep 1, 2010 338
What would Jesus report? In our 24-hour news cycle culture, the plight of the poor gets buried beneath sensational stories of scandal. Aug 1, 2010 1036
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Movie review Aug 1, 2010 334
Babies. Movie review Jul 1, 2010 320
Bailing out Mr. Potter: it's not such a wonderful life when big banks are raking in the federal aid and millions of Americans are losing their homes. Jun 30, 2010 1049
You stray, you pay: thou shalt not commit adultery--but if you do, you'll have to fill out some paperwork. Jun 1, 2010 992
The Green Zone. Brief article Jun 1, 2010 330
Men with a vengeance: Jesus encourages us to forgive our persecutors--but our Hollywood heroes must have missed that chapter. May 1, 2010 1032
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire. Movie review May 1, 2010 333
Picturing the end: while entertaining, post-apocalyptic movies about death and depravity have their theology all wrong. Viewpoint essay Apr 1, 2010 980
The Young Victoria. Movie review Apr 1, 2010 329
Up in the air. Movie review Mar 1, 2010 349
Critical conditions: if the United States doesn't improve it's health care system, our nation could end up DOA. Feb 1, 2010 1014
Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits. Book review Feb 1, 2010 315
Mothers superior: in both art and life, we could do with a few more "bossy" women. Jan 1, 2010 981
Where the Wild Things Are. Movie review Jan 1, 2010 345
This land is our land: would you like a demonstration of the Catholic belief that everyone has a right to the beauty of God's creation? Visit a national park. Dec 1, 2009 1007
Whip It! Movie review Dec 1, 2009 325
Inalienable rights: aren't all creatures--extra-terrestrials included--created equal? Nov 1, 2009 980
Briefly noted. Brief article Nov 1, 2009 151
Julie & Julia. Movie review Nov 1, 2009 315
Are we being greenwashed? Your eco-friendly water bottle and organic shoes might have more of an impact on Mother Earth than you think. Column Oct 1, 2009 1034
Outliers: The Story of Success. Book review Oct 1, 2009 330
Re-cycle yourself: it's time we started thinking of bicycling as serious business instead of just child's play. Sep 1, 2009 1046
Up. Movie review Sep 1, 2009 349
What happens at the end of the book? E-books will change the way we read, but the digital future of fiction remains unclear. Aug 1, 2009 1013
The Reader. Movie review Aug 1, 2009 350
Don't stop the presses: while newspapers in real life are an endangered species, two new movies remind us why they're worth saving. Jul 1, 2009 1021
Sunshine Cleaning. Movie review Jul 1, 2009 347
This jest in: Comedy Central fools rush in where network journalists fear to tread. Jun 1, 2009 909
Duplicity. Brief article Jun 1, 2009 352
This is your brain on drugs: today's students have a drug problem, but it's not exactly what you might think. Column May 1, 2009 922
Milk. Movie review May 1, 2009 353
Moral Kombat: how much should we worry about the daily dose of interactive, virtual murder and mayhem in our kids' lives? Apr 1, 2009 937

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