The King of Pop, the Little Prince, and the anxiety of a father.
Among book lovers, a never-ending source of simultaneous delight and despair is the awareness of how many books we haven't yet read. Delight because there is always some wonderful new work to discover. Despair because no matter how much we read, there always seems to be glaring, inexcusable gaps in … [Read More...]
A few months ago, I happened across this article, which discusses how great writers of the past learned their craft by hand-copying lengthy passages from other great writers. The idea coincided with some other reading I’ve done lately about how very physical our mental processes really are, and I … [Read More...]
Today, we left Fatima after having spent two and a half days there filming for our next production, The Faithful Traveler in Portugal. We arrived on Wednesday evening after three days in Lisbon, and it rained pretty much every day since. Today, after finally getting some sun and filming at Aljustrel … [Read More...]
At the Washington Post today, emerging Catholic writers take note: the George W. Hunt Prize announced today will be offering $25,000 to "the finest literary work of Roman Catholic intelligence and imagination." The prize is co-sponsored by America magazine and the Saint Thomas More Chapel at Yale … [Read More...]
Over at the Washington Post, Philip Kennicott has some advice on how to visit an art museum. Or so it seems. It's good advice, to be sure, both practical and insightful: take time, seek silence, study up, engage memory, accept contradiction. But one quickly realizes that the art museum here is not … [Read More...]