ANGELUS/ARTS AND CULTURE





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

WINNER OF THE CATHOLIC PRESS ASSOCIATION AWARD 2017, FIRST PLACE FOR BEST REGULAR COLUMN, CATEGORY SPIRITUAL LIFE. 
(WHY SPIRITUAL LIFE AND NOT ARTS AND CULTURE?: WHO KNOWS! THANK YOU!) 

The Red Shoes: September 13, 2017

La Sorgente: Ten Neoclassical Arias Set to the Music of Pope John Paul II: September 7, 2017

'The Messenger," a Songbird Documentary: August 30, 2017

The Museum of Neon Art: August 22, 2017

Artist Tomasz Misztal, Beloved Disciple: August 16, 2017

The Human Body at IMAX: August 9, 2017


"Generation Wealth" at the Annenberg Space for Photography: August 8, 2017

Re-enchanting the Catholic Literary Imagination: July 20, 2017

Dawn's Early Light: A U.S. Naturalization Ceremony: July 6, 2017

Pantsula: The Coolest Dance You've Never Heard Of at UCLA's Fowler Museum: June 29, 2017

The Sacrament of Holy Orders: My Friend Is Ordained a Priest: June 22, 2017

Light Upon the Scaffold: The Prison Letters of Jacques Fesch: June 15, 2017

Cherry Hill Pick-Your-Own Family Farm: June 7, 2017

The Stained Glass of Will Frank: June 1, 2017

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


No comments:

Post a Comment

I WELCOME your comments!!!