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"American Legion Convention, Dallas, Texas" GARRY WINOGRAND, 1964

“[I]t’s important to distinguish between Christian-community nonviolence and nonviolence qua nonviolence. The problem with the word nonviolence is that people think they know what nonviolence is apart from Christ. Then nonviolence becomes a marker more determinative than Jesus–it conceives peace apart from the crucifixion. But in reality, discipleship  is the defining characteristic of what it means for […]

THE LITTLE PRINCE

LITTLE PRINCE

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900—1944) was an aviator and writer whose fable Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) is the fourth most-translated and one of the highest-selling books in the history of publishing. Saint-Exupéry was born in Lyon, France to an aristocratic, if impoverished, Catholic family. His first airplane ride was reputedly during the summer of […]

ROYAL FEATHERS: HAWAIIAN BIRD GARMENTS AT LACMA

ROYAL FEATHERS

Skip the Robert Mapplethorpe. Instead, go to LACMA before August 7 and check out a truly transcendent exhibit called “Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: NĀ HULU ALI‘I.” “For centuries on the Hawaiian Islands,” you may not have known, “vividly colored feathers gathered from native birds were valuable cultural resources, ornamenting spectacular garments painstakingly constructed by hand…[The garments] […]