SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
music
April 27, 2021
Nick Ripatrazone explores the spiritual songbook of one of the great contemporary American artists, Bruce Springsteen.
April 12, 2021
Our list brings together the brightest and best artistic whizzes, wordsmiths, musicians and players of the last century, whose Catholic faith – or loss of it – has defined their careers. Edited by Olenka Hamilton
February 14, 2020
The Letters of Cole Porter Edited by Cliff Eisen and Dominic McHugh Yale, 672pp, £25/$35 Cole Porter, who was born in 1891 and died in 1964, was the grandson of the richest man in Indiana. He was busy writing songs while still a schoolboy, and never stopped until 1958, when he had to have one
April 26, 2018
Beyoncé’s performance at Coachella shows 'liberation' is now achieved through conformity
April 27, 2017
Some Catholics may feel uneasy about contemporary music, but Stormzy's lyrics draw deeply on his faith
March 23, 2017
The singer's best pop lyrics capture the highs and lows of the spiritual life
March 07, 2017
Musical experimentation at Mass seemed a good idea at the time. But the difficulties have only increased
February 09, 2017
The great songwriter’s lyrics are indebted to Catholicism