James Matthew Wilson over at FIRST THINGS alerts us to the creation of The Colosseum Institute: For the Arts of Poetry and the Renewal of Catholic Letters in Our Time. He makes a strong case for the desperate need of such an institute. It is a case many of us are familiar with, but it is … Continue reading The Return of the Catholic Writer
And by 'we' I mean those of us who eschew the nihilism of Grimdark. Hugo and Dragon Award nominee, Benjamin Cheah Kai Wai recently posted: 'This world is a dark world. Open a newspaper and see for yourself. Murder, genocide, civil war, assaults, rapes, kidnapping, sex trafficking, corruption, on and on, and endless litany of … Continue reading Why We Write What We Write
"It is better to suffer wrong than to do wrong." --- Socrates Below you'll find an excerpt from Anna Githens latest excellent article, written for Crisis Magazine, entitled Of Mice and Men Without Chests. At first glance one might surmise that the title of this article alludes to the characters in John Steinbeck’s classic. Truthfully, … Continue reading Of Mice And Men And The Culture Of Death
Best Selling Author Lionel Shriver pokes the dying hulk of trad pub and gets kicked in the teeth. Award Winning Author, Brian Niemeier Recounts the Tale at Superversive Press!
“Blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord”. --- Luke 1:45 "Taking into account, as I have suggested before, all the circumstances—her origin, youth, sex, illiteracy, early environment, and the obstructing conditions under which she exploited her high gifts and made her conquests … Continue reading Speaking of Strong Female Characters…
Or Just Fighting Machines With Breasts? It is refreshing and heartening to have come across one so young that is also this wise among the generation that has brought us condom snorting, Tide Pod eating and David Hogg. https://youtu.be/Jumw30_j9cs Thanks to John C Wright's blog wherein I found the video.
A whole lot has been said of President Obama's official portrait and the artist who painted it and not much of it has been kind to either the artist or his creation. Ignoring the artist altogether, The Orthosphere suggests what it is so many of us intuit is wrong with the former President's portrait. It's … Continue reading Art Imitates Life – Presidential Edition
"We no longer dare to believe in Beauty and we make of it a mere appearance in order to more easily dispose of it. Our situation today shows that Beauty demands for itself at least as much courage & decision as do Truth & Goodness, & she will not allow herself … Continue reading Hans Urs von Balthasar on Beauty