Leah Libresco Sargeant
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Seán Keating, “Men of the South” (Crawford Art Gallery)
An Irish Homecoming
Your Roots Shall Make Ye Free

In his new memoir, Michael Brendan Dougherty rages against the atomizing effects of modern liberalism—and finds comfort in the binding ties of family, nation, and Church.

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Jean-Baptiste-Camille-Corot, “Orpheus Leading Eurydice from the Underworld” (Wikimedia Commons)
Hadestown on Broadway
Orpheus and the Wall

Broadway’s latest smash is a vivid reimagining of the Orpheus myth for our own troubled times.

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Photograph by Peter-Cunningham, 2018 (Courtesy of Polk & Co.)
The Lifespan of a Fact
Checking the Fact Checkers

Can sticking to the facts obscure the truth? A recent Broadway play takes a Talmudic approach to the debate.

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Anatol Yusef as Leontes (photo by Carol Rosegg)
Shakespeare and Politics
Killing Tyranny with Kindness

In Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, a tyrant becomes imprisoned in his tyranny, but the moral characters outwait his madness with patience and faith. A lasting lesson?

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