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Arts
April 01, 2021
Laura Freeman
The Sleeve Should Be Illegal is a collection of 61 pen-portraits of works in the Frick Collection.
March 04, 2021
Steven D. Greydanus
Raya is a mythic tale about an intrepid young princess leaving her homeland on a quest to save her world from an intangible menace ... but does it deliver?
March 01, 2021
Jonathan Bate
Jonathan Bate on the shared psyches of John Keats and F Scott Fitzgerald
March 01, 2021
Laura Freeman
The National Gallery’s sublime Albrecht Dürer exhibition gives Laura Freeman wanderlust
January 20, 2021
William Cash
With a star-studded new HBO/BBC adaptation of Brideshead Revisited now being cast, William Cash reveals why Evelyn Waugh’s portrayal of a decadent upper-class Catholic family was banned in 1947 by the Hollywood censors
January 18, 2021
Melanie McDonagh
Honest depictions of misdeeds and their repercussions happen so rarely, but the National Gallery got it right, says Melanie McDonagh
January 05, 2021
Paul Fahey
Beth Harmon is profoundly wounded from being rejected by her parents and by others who should have loved and accepted her. The orphaned chess prodigy who is the subject of Netflix’s new original series, The Queen’s Gambit, turns to drugs and alcohol not only to cope, but to play chess and win.
December 27, 2020
Simon Caldwell
"[O]ne of the things I enjoy most in what I do is learning and analysing older traditions and expressing them again." - Daniel Mitsui, artist
December 24, 2020
The Catholic Herald
Chapter House columnists and contributors to this page share their favorite Christmas story, book, movie, or music.
December 08, 2020
David Kilby
The film shares the life of Father Peyton through archival footage and contemporary interviews.
December 07, 2020
Michael Duggan
Seamus Heaney drifted from the Church, but his poetry offers a link to the past
November 15, 2020
Tristram Hunt
The culture of patronage in the arts has been fundamental to the Church