In playing with the gender characteristics of religious icons usually depicted as feminine, artist Alma Lopez asks us to reconsider our ideas of religion, beauty and gender.
Art & Media
Entire families navigate their smartphones at restaurants. Students text in class. Parents take calls at their children's plays. It's no surprise that cellphones affect church.
Global Sisters Report: "Theater is the one art that is totally communal, and that's exactly what we do in religion -- we function together communally."
"The probability that Shakespeare was a hidden Catholic helps explain the generally recognized enigma behind his work."
Book review: Joel Katz's photographs during Freedom Summer spotlight a world that's centuries old to young people in a world of diversity assumed.
Sr. Cristina Scuccia, 26, says her version of the salacious pop song is a "testimony of God's capacity to turn all things into something new."
TV review: "Call the Midwife" helps us understand realities, horrors and challenges we cannot even imagine. Empathy and mercy are the order of the day.
Movie review: The "Star Wars" effects in "Fury" make the film look like a video game, which continues to add to our culture of violence.
Movie review: This remake of the 2000 film is a watered-down and somewhat changed version of the earlier movie with a bigger budget and not much else.
Neilson Carlin is pretty sure that he will soon have the opportunity to cross something off of his aesthetic bucket list: having the pope see one of his paintings.