Support First Things by turning your adblocker off or by making a  donation. Thanks!

The Moral Universe of Hannibal

A woman lovingly plucks a dead pheasant. A man places a human arm on a cutting board with care, readying his chef’s knife. A woman sinks into a bathtub, seemingly dropping into an abyss. A corpse is lifted on high, framed by wings made of broken glass.All these images (horrific, gorgeous, . . . . Continue Reading »

Martha, Martha

Martha Stewart is not happy with the blogosphere. Last week, in an interview with Bloomberg News she griped  Who are these bloggers? They’re not trained editors at Vogue magazine. I mean, there are bloggers writing recipes that aren’t tested, that aren’t necessarily very good, . . . . Continue Reading »

Joan Collins is Right

I have long worried about our celebrity-crazed culture and how it celebrates dysfunction and brings ruin to hyper-celebrities and average people alike. Rather than challenging us to greater levels of virtue, service and achievement—that is, to the greater exercise of human . . . . Continue Reading »

Filter Tag Articles