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The Empire of Fashion: Dressing Modern Democracy.

The Empire of Fashion: Dressing Modern Democracy. – book reviews James T. Fisher “Style is coming back in style.” So goes the refrain from the old Jerry Lieber-Mike Stoller tune that sets the tone for Robert Altman’s film, Ready to Wear, a comedic look at the world of Parisian haute couture. If Sex and Suits […]

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BLACK AMERICA SINGS : Belafonte’s ‘The Long Road to Freedom’.

BLACK AMERICA SINGS : Belafonte’s ‘The Long Road to Freedom’. – sound recording review Benjamin Ivry Now seventy-four, Harry Belafonte, the Harlem-born singer, actor, and producer of Jamaican origins, has long been active in black cultural awareness, whether as an early ally of Martin Luther King Jr. or with his own million-selling recordings like Calypso. […]

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Witnesses In The Dock. – ‘Salvation at Stake: Christian Martyrdom in Early Modern Europe’

Witnesses In The Dock. – ‘Salvation at Stake: Christian Martyrdom in Early Modern Europe’ – book review Marcia L. Colish Salvation at Stake Christian Martyrdom in Early Modern Europe Brad S. Gregory Harvard University Press, $20, 528 pp. Brad Gregory’s important and highly original book is a social history of religion that eschews the reductionism […]

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The Bible as It Was.

The Bible as It Was. – book reviews Luke Timothy Johnson James L. Kugel Harvard University Press, $35,647 pp. Some graduate students and I gathered once a week during the last academic year – just for fun – to read Genesis in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin. No rough stuff or higher criticism, merely the joy […]

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Catholics & the liberal tradition: still compatible

Catholics & the liberal tradition: still compatible Michael Lacey Over the last several years, many Catholics have lamented their state of political homelessness. They want to know where they belong in today’s debates over public policy and political philosophy. Those are the debates that, in John Courtney Murray’s phrase, shape “the growing end of history,” […]

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The reconciliation of unbelief – reaction to a friend’s AIDS-related death

The reconciliation of unbelief – reaction to a friend’s AIDS-related death – Cover Story Alane Salierno Mason There are only a few aids narratives. As there are only a few ways of talking about those who die young of other causes. Children become angels, older people have lived “good” or at least “full” lives. When […]

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By Rail

http://www.looksmart.com/ http://www.findarticles.com/ FindArticles > Commonweal > June 1, 2002 > Article > Print friendly By Rail – Poem John Nixon Jr. Now we’ve arrived, my foolish trunk and I, At Station Z–myself an x, from Y. COPYRIGHT 2002 Commonweal Foundation COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group

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Leader Without A Following. – Review

Leader Without A Following. – Review – book review James T. Fisher The Other American The Life of Michael Harrington Maurice Isserman Public Affairs, $28.50, 449 pp. In the 1980s Michael Harrington occasionally spoke at Friday night meetings at Maryhouse, a Catholic Worker community located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Critics and admirers alike who […]

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All in the family: ‘long day’s journey into night’

All in the family: ‘long day’s journey into night’ – Stage Celia Wren Written in tears and blood”–such were the words Eugene O’Neill used to describe Long Day’s Journey into Night, a monumental autobiographical edifice so vaulted with pain and domestic secrets that he ordered it to remain unpublished until twenty-five years after his death. […]

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The Inside Dope. – Review

The Inside Dope. – Review – television program reviews Celia Wren NBC’s ‘The West Wing’ Nothing thrills like falling in with the in-crowd, and you can’t get much further in-politically, at least-than NBC’s new White House drama, “The West Wing.” Set at the heart of a fictional Democratic administration, the show appeals to the same […]