This weekend was time for movies and for talk about them. The Academy Awards, as readers of Sightings may have heard, were awarded.
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March 3, 2014
February 28, 2014
NOTE: This essay originally appeared in The Indian Express, under the title "Law for Bad Behavior," on February 21, 2014. It is reprinted with permission of the author.
February 27, 2014
Last month, the executives on the board of directors of Penguin India made the determination that it was best to settle an anti-defamation case that names the historian of religions, Wendy Doniger, as one of the defenda
February 24, 2014
“IRONY. THE OPPOSITE OF WRINKLY” reads the message on a sweatshirt wife Harriet gave me, perhaps in reaction to my probable overuse of a topic.
February 20, 2014
Suddenly, there it was. Like a spaceship, it appeared and, in a flash, it was gone.
February 17, 2014
February 13, 2014
Grace—a word of such command, and, yet, one seldom spoken today. Has the word fallen out of favor? Or has grace itself? And, if we aren’t talking about grace, does that mean we are not living it?
February 10, 2014
The American Organist Magazine delights us each month as it serves the several thousands of us who, I am told, have to be content with inhabiting a “niche market.” After having paid respects to the pipe-organ and organi
February 6, 2014
Public Education and the Common Good: Is It Wrong to Send Your Child to Private School? — Matthew Petrusek
Allison Benedikt, a writer for Slate, published a self-described “manifesto” against private schooling (see Reference below).
February 3, 2014
“The devil should not have all the best tunes.” We baroque-loving church folk like to quote that, when justifying our devotion to jazz or, though not in my case, rock music.
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