ANGELUS/ARTS AND CULTURE





THE CRUX: My weekly column at ANGELUS 
on Arts, Culture, Faith and Life




Science is Fiction: 23 Films of Jean Painlev
é : May 25, 2017

Corita Kent: May 18, 2017

The G2 Gallery: Nature and Wildlife Photography: May 10, 2017

The Charles and Ray Eames Foundation: May 4, 2017

The White Heart of Mojave: A Visit to Death Valley: April 27, 2017

Mary Ann O'Connor, Foot Washer: April 12, 2017

Children's Religious Education: The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: April 5, 2017

Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir: March 29, 2017

The Mars 2020 Oxygen Experiment at JPL: March 23, 2017

Montecito's Center for Spiritual Renewal: March 15, 2017

Donald Evans and His Fantastic World of Postage Stamps: March 8, 2017

"God's Hotel" by Victoria Sweet, M.D.: February 23, 2017

The Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area: February 23, 2017

Peace Pilgrim: February 16, 2017

"Batchelder: Tilemaker" at the Pasadena Museum of History: February 9, 2017

The Ramones at the Grammy Museum: February 2, 2017

The Monarch Butterfly Grove of Pismo Beach: January 27, 2017

Pittance Chamber Music Ensemble: January 19, 2017

Skater Christopher Bowman: January 13, 2017

Limb from Limb: A Christmas Story: December 21, 2016

Caryll Houselander: The Little Way of the Infant Jesus: December 16, 2016

The Virgin of Guadalupe: Images In Colonial Mexico at the Bowers Museum: December 9, 2016

Manzanar: December 2, 2016

A Documentary: Bill W.: Co-founder of AA: November 18, 2016

The Cashore Marionettes: November 11, 2016

All Souls: East LA's Calvary Cemetery: November 4, 2016

"The Tears of St Peter: Peter Sellars Directs the LA Master Chorale: October 28, 2016

Kazuo Ohno, Takao Kawaguchi, and the Art of Butoh: October 21, 2016

El Anatsui at The Broad: October 14, 2016

Cajun Catholics: A Field Trip to the Bayou: October 7, 2016

Salvation on Sand Mountain and the Reptiles at the L.A. Zoo: September 30, 2016

Super King: The Glory of LA's Middle Eastern Markets: September 23, 2016

Marta Becket and the Amargosa Opera House: September 16, 2016

Revolutionary Vision: California Landscape Photographers at the Autry: September 2, 2016

Education Through Music LA: August 26, 2016

Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House: August 19, 2016

The World According to Frederick Wiseman: August 12, 2016

Things Unseen: Illuminated manuscripts at the Getty: August 5, 2016


The Mary & Joseph Retreat Center: July 29, 2016

The Little Prince: July 22, 2016

Royal Feathers: Hawaiian Bird Garments at LACMA: July 15, 2016

Christian Courage in a Secular Age: Dr. Tim Flanigan: July 8, 2016

To Russia, With Love: July 1, 2016

Madrigal Magic: The Briton Ensemble: June 24, 2016

Aaron Lipstadt: Urban Cyclist: June 17, 2016

Domestic Scenes: The Art of Ramiro Gomez:June 10, 2016

LOADED: Money and the Spirituality of Enough: June 3, 2016

The Pottery of Beatrice Wood: May 27, 2016

The Sacred Beetle: Jean-Henri Fabre's Book of Insects: May 20, 2016

St. Dymphna: Patron Saint of the Mentally Ill: May 13, 2016

Composer Arvo Pärt: Love for Every Note: May 6, 2016

The Gun Issue and Abigail Disney's "The Armor of Light": April 29, 2016

The Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve: April 22, 2016

Bill Cunningham New York: April 15, 2016

Baptized at Dachau: Anna Lidzbarski Tells Her Story: April 8, 2016

The Huntington Desert Garden: April 1, 2016

Dana Gioia: California's New Poet Laureate: March 18, 2016

Pasolini's "The Gospel According to St. Matthew": March 11, 2016

Farewell My Lovely: Noir Novelist Raymond Chandler: March 4, 2016

Lenten Prayer: The Beauty of a Neighborhood Chapel: February 26, 2016

The L.A. River: February 19, 2016

The Religious Education Congress and Brenda Ueland's If You Want to Write: February 12, 2016

The Rose Bowl Flea Market: February 5, 2016

Don Quixote: Love and Redemption with the Los Angeles Ballet: January 29, 2016

Where Chance Meets Necessity: The Boxes of Joseph Cornell: January 22, 2016

Songs from the North: A Documentary About North Korea: January 15, 2016

Johnny, Felicia and Soren: An Adoption Story: January 8, 2016

Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy's Reflections on Time: December 25, 2015

The Duty of Delight: The Diaries of Dorothy DayDecember 18, 2015

The Mystery of the Watts Towers: December 11, 2015

The Little Sisters of the Poor: December 4, 2015

Fr. Frank Sabatte: Random Stitch Embroiderer and Champion of the Arts: November 20 2015

Postwar Shadows: The Work of Japanese Photographer Isuichi Miyako: November 13, 2015

STRIPPED: At the Intersection of Cancer, Culture and Christ: November 6, 2015

MisshapenPearls: The L.A. Chamber Orchestra's Baroque Conversations: October 30, 2015

Jacques Lusseyran: Blind Hero of the French Resistance: October 23, 2015

In Rome: The Synod on the Family: October 16, 2015

The Secrets of the Mummies: October 9, 2015

Found Down: Identifying the Lost Sheep of Los Angeles: October 2, 2015

Hereafter: Pianist Glenn Gould: September 25, 2015

UCAN Zippers: September 18, 2015

Grist & Toll: An Urban Flour Mill: September 11, 2015

The Museum of Jurassic Technology: September 4, 2015

Bird L.A.: A Walk in Eaton Canyon: August 28, 2015

The Venice Canals: August 21, 2015

The King of Love My Shepherd Is: On the Nineteenth Anniversay of My Confirmation: August 13, 2015

The Otherworldly Photography of John Chiara: August 6, 2015

Magie Dominic's The Queen of Peace Room: July 31, 2015

Fr. Terry Richey: Friend to Alcoholics: July 24, 2015

Randyland: A Folk Art Shrine to the Virgin of Guadalupe: July 17, 2015

In Honduras with Unbound: July 10, 2015

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Musuem and Galleries: July 3, 2015

Alma Backyard Farms: June 25, 2015

Summer Reading: Bring Back Betty MacDonald!: June 19, 2015

Gerard Thomas Straub: From Hollywood to Haiti: June 12, 2015

Vista Hermosa Natural Park: June 5, 2015

The Mt. Wilson Observatory: May 29, 2015

Walking the Camino with Annie O'Neil and Phil Volker: May 22, 2015

The Blood of Jesus, a Film by Spencer Williams: May 15, 2015

In the Sanctuary of Outcasts: St. Damien and the Lepers: May 8, 2015

Samuel S. Soria, head organist at Our Lady of Angels Cathedral: May 1, 2015

Tax Time: Outside Lies Magic: April 24, 2015

Holocaust Memorial Day and Terrence des Pres' The Survivor: April 17, 2015

Hawaiian Surfer/Folk Hero Eddie "Eddie Would Go" Aikau: April 10. 2015

Called to the Outskirts: Stumble: Vice, Virtue and the Space Between: March 27, 2015

L.A. Master Chorale Director Grant Gershon and The Water Passion:March 20, 2015

Van Gogh's The Mulberry Tree at the Norton Simon: March 13, 2015

The Good Shepherd Domestic Violence Shelter: March 6, 2015

The Loyola Institute for Arts, Culture and Faith: February 27, 2015

Martin Sheen and Sister Rose: Activist Catholics: February 20, 2015

Jeanne McNulty, Order of the Consecrated Virgins: February 13, 2015

The Sound We See: The Echo Park Film Center: February 6, 2015

Margot Fonteyn, the L.A. Ballet, and "The Sleeping Beauty": January 30, 2015

Dana Gioia and the Future of the Catholic Literary Imagination: January 23, 2105

A Folk Art Treasure: Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village: January 16, 2015

Happy New Year to the City of Angels: January 9, 2015

Book Review: L.A. Catholic Worker Jeff Dietrich's The Good Samaritan: December 26, 2014

St. Therese of Lisieux's Christmas Eve Conversion: December 19, 2014

The Mater Dolorosa Retreat Center: December 12, 2014

Advent: Tom Wilson: Waiting in the Wings: December 5, 2014

Land of Silence and Darkness: Werner Herzog's Documentary About the Deaf-Blind:
November 21, 2014

Senior Lead Officer Skid Row Cop Deon Joseph: November 14, 2014

Book Review: The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating: November 7, 2014

Dido and Aeneas/Bluebeard's Castle: October 31, 2014

A Bluebird Day: Commercial Fisherman Captain Geordie King: October 24, 2014

The Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden; October 17, 2014

Catholic Worker Dennis Apel and His U.S. Supreme Court Case: October 10, 2014

Joan of Arc, Voices of Light, and Composer Richard Einhorn: October 3, 2014

Lost for Life: Documentarian Josh Rofe on Juvenile Lifers: September 25, 2014

Meditations of a Beekeeper: September 19, 2014

The Rise and the Resurrection: Book Review: September 12, 2014

The Little Flower in Our Midst: St. Therese, the Play: September 4, 2014

"Country: Portraits of an American Sound" at the Annenberg: August 29, 2014

Secret Stairs: A Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles: August 22, 2014

Anne Frank at the Museum of Tolerance: August 15, 2014

Hiroshima Notes: The Life and Work of Kenzaburo Oe: August 8, 2014

Book Review: JESUS: A PILGRIMAGE, by Fr. James Martin: August 1, 2014

An Interview with L.A. Ultra-Marathoner Geoff Cordner: July 25, 2014

Masstimes.org: The Resource for Traveling Catholics: July 18, 2014

The ALOUD lecture series, with Louise Steinman, at the L.A. Public Library: July 11, 2014

Barbara Nicolosi: The Special Cross of the Artist: July 3, 2014

The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America: June 27, 2014

For the Benefit of Those Who See: June 20, 2014

This Is My Body: The Thin Line Between Passion and Pathology:June 13, 2014

Songfest at the Colburn School: June 6, 2014

The Pollinator Garden at the Museum of Natural History: May 29, 2014

Soul-Stirring: African-American Self-Taught Artists from the South: May 22, 2014

Insane for the Light: May 15, 2014


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