Contrastic!

From First Thoughts
In her explosively intelligent book Empress and Handmaid , Sarah Jane Boss contrasts medieval images of the Virgin with contemporary pornography: Whereas the worshipper before the Virgin in Majesty . . . . Continue Reading »

Lowly in Chicago

From First Thoughts
As an undergraduate years ago, those of us in the Wheaton College art crowd piled into a fifteen passenger van for an unusual studio visit. We drove into Chicago to the home/studio of artist Tim . . . . Continue Reading »

Ditchkinsing?

From First Thoughts
The Gray Lady appears to agree with Micah about Stephen Hawking being something of a bore this time around: The real news about “The Grand Design,” however, isn’t Mr. Hawking’s . . . . Continue Reading »