Arts+Culture

Arts+Culture

We Are the Eighth Day, © Melanie Weidner

Books

The Damnation of Theron Ware, by Harold Frederic

A book I like to teach

The Damnation of Theron Ware, by Harold Frederic (1896), is the fictional tale of a sheltered Methodist minister who is suddenly bombarded with new theories of biblical criticism, exposure to Irish Catholic practices, and the allure of emerging ideals of the “modern woman”—all of which shake his religious foundation.

Books

Harper Lee, then and now

Another glimpse of Monroeville

Yes, Go Set a Watchman has its problems; yes, it needed an editor. Yet one senses that this fiction has grown out of a life lived.

Media

Religious satire on Broadway

Religious satire was once an edgy form of humor celebrated by rebellious teens. Now it’s attracting adults who buy theater tickets.