ARTS + CULTURE/ANGELUS


LES MARGUERITES BLANCHES (WHITE DAISIES)
SÉRAPHINE DE SENLIS , 1900s

MY WEEKLY COLUMN ON ARTS, CULTURE, FAITH AND LIFE.

AWARDED FIRST PLACE WEEKLY ARTS AND CULTURE COLUMN, NATIONWIDE, 2017, 2020, 2021, AND 2022 BY THE CATHOLIC MEDIA ASSOCIATION.

ANGELUS NEWS is the print and digital newspaper of the Archdiocese of LA.


Below you’ll find nine years’ worth of columns. Subjects range from
pollinator gardens to outsider artists to eccentric pianists;
from failed bird walks to butoh, ballet, and pantsula dancers;
from a Skid Row cop to a tour of a downtown LA zipper factory
to museums of medical oddities, failure, and neon.

DIG IN!


2024

Abigal Shrier’s Bad Therapy: Why the Kids Aren’t Growing Up: May 17, 2024

The Communion of Saints: My Mother: May 10, 2024

SHANE: A Western I Can Love: May 3, 2024

Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, or How to Make a Humane Living as a Creative Writer: April 26, 2024

In Praise of Failure: April 19, 2024

Dante’s “Divine Comedy” on PBS: April 12, 2024

William Congdon, Crucifix-Obsessed Painter: April 5, 2024

Carrying the Cross: March 29, 2024

King of the Children: Nazi Era Hero Dr. Janusz Korczak: March 22, 2024

Thoughts on Virtue-Signaling from Flannery O’Connor: March 15, 2024

Into Great Silence: March 12, 2024

Contemplative Prayer with Fr. Donald Haggerty: March 8, 2024

The Blaschka Glass Sea Creatures: March 1, 2024

The Church Supplies: February 23, 2024

What Is a Man? Remembering My Father: February 16, 2024

American Poet Franz Wright: February 9, 2024

The Diaries Of Servant Of God Carmen Hernández: February 2, 2024

Always Mercy: A Kenyan Hospice: January 26, 2024

Iconic Jewels at LA’s Natural History Museum: January 19, 2024

Our Vocation is Love: January 12, 2024


2023

Write Your Own Obituary: December 29, 2023

Becoming a Benedictine Oblate: December 22, 2023

The Holly and the Ivy: A 50s Christmas Movie: December 15, 2023

A Reflection on St. Thérèse of Lisieux’s Desire to Become a Priest: December 8, 2023

Zena Hitz’s Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life: December 1, 2023

La Reina de Los Angeles: November 24, 2023

Debacle on the Massage Table: November 17, 2023

All the Beauty in the World: The Memoir of a Met Museum Guard: November 10, 2023

Look: How to Pay Attention in a Distracted World: October 27, 2023

The Capacity for Liturgy: October 20, 2023

Sir Alec Guinness, Catholic Convert: October 13, 2023

George Saunders’ A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: October 6, 2023

The Italian-American Museum of Los Angeles: September 29, 2023

Ards Franciscan Friary: September 22, 2023

The God of the Impossible: Adoration: September 15, 2023

Iulia de Beausobre’s “Creative Suffering”: September 8. 2023

He Who Dances on Wood: September 1, 2023

What It Is to be a Woman: August 18 and 25, 2023

Erik Varden’s The Shattering of Loneliness: August 11, 2023

Takashi Nagai: Songs of Nagasaki: August 4, 2023

Coachella Valley’s Galilee Center: July 28, 2023

The Huckleberry Explorers Club: July 21, 2023

In Praise of Mirth: July 14, 2023

Ursula K. Le Guin’s “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”: July 7, 2023

Writing Your Life: June 30, 2023

Film Noir L.A.: June 23, 2023

The Gardens at Alcatraz: June 16, 2023

Celebrating the Real Sisters of LA: June 9, 2023

Strange Vagabond of God: Servant of God John Bradburne: June 2, 2023

In the Garden of the Righteous: The Heroes Who Risked Their Lives to Save Jews During the Holocaust: May 27, 2023

The Friends of Griffith Park Newsletter: May 19, 2023

“All Consuming” at the Norton Simon Museum: May 12, 2023

San Miguel de Allende: May 5, 2023

From Prodigal to Priest: April 28, 2023

Well-Read Mom: April 21, 2023

Sing the Hours: Paul Rose and the Divine Office: April 14, 2023

Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit: April 7, 2023

Katherine Boo’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers: March 31, 2023

Orchards of Perseverance: The Monks of New Clairvaux at Vina, California: March 24, 2023

St. Joseph: The Silent Knight: March 17, 2023

Monsignor Lorenzo Albacete’s Cry of the Heart: March 10, 2023

Fiber Artist Judith Scott: March 3, 2023

Jed Perl’s Authority and Freedom: February 24, 2023

An Inspector Calls: February 17, 2023

Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood: February 10, 2023

Dr. James Michael Sullivan, Anesthesiologist for God: February 3, 2023

Monica Aissa Martinez: Nothing in Stasis: January 27, 2023

A Philosophy of Walking: January 20, 2023

New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur: January 13, 2023

Apostle to the Addicted: RIP Msgr. Terry Richey: January 6, 2023

2022

The Velveteen Rabbit: December 22, 2022

“Dress Codes” at the Autry Museum: December 16, 2022

Richard Diebenkorn’s Ocean Park Paintings: December 9, 2022

The Union of the Holy Sacrifice: December 2, 2022

Anxiety and the Joyful Mysteries: November 25, 2022

The Lost Kitchen: Finding Freedom: November 18, 2022

St. Maximilian Kolbe: Love Without Limits: November 11, 2022

Viva Maestro!: Conductor Gustavo Dudamel: November 4, 2022

Dearest Sister Wendy: October 28, 2022

The Case Against the Sexual Revolution: October 21, 2022

The Transubstantiation: October 14, 2022

Maria Sybilla Merian, Artist and Scientist: October 7, 2022

Rehabilitating St. Thérèse of Lisieux: September 30, 2022

Pilgrimage to the Met Museum: September 23, 2022

Music to Die For: Dr. Elaine Stratton Hild: September 16, 2022

Pianist Maria Yudina: Russia’s Holy Fool: September 9, 2022

Glendalough Hermitage and St. Kevin: September 2, 2022

I Stand at the Door and Knock: August 26, 2022

4Chan Culture in the Documentary TFW No GF: August 19, 2022

The Freedom to Do Good: August 12, 2022

On Pilgrimage: August 5, 2022

Kneaded: L.A. Bread Stories: July 29, 2022

Inside Madonna House’s Lay Community of Love: July 22, 2022

Agnes’s Jacket: The Inner Life of the Mentally Ill: July 15, 2022

Mariposas Nocturnas: The Splendor of Moths: July 8, 2022

“Flesh and Bones”: The Art of Anatomy at the Getty: June 24, 2022

Chantemesle: A Normandy Childhood: June 17, 2022

The Inner Life of an LA Street Painter: June 10, 2022

Fr. Patrick McNulty’s I Live Now, Not I: June 3, 2022

Back to Wonder: May 27, 2022

OPICA: An Innovative Program for the Elderly: May 13, 2022

Hallow: A Prayer App(!): May 6, 2022

Photographer Josef Sudek, the Poet of Prague: April 29, 2022

St. Kateri Habitats and Parks: April 22, 2022

Crucify Him!: April 15, 2022

Everyone’s Way of the Cross: April 8, 2022

Lenten Almsgiving: A Catholic Take on Money: April 5, 2022

Caryll Houselander’s Guilt: April 1, 2022

Living the Gospel at Down Home Ranch: March 25, 2022

Forty Days in the Desert of a New Child: March 18, 2022

Songs of the Soul: The Pacific Chorale: March 11, 2022

The Spring is Not For Me: A Lenten Reflection: March 4, 2022

The Genius of Jane Goodall: February 25, 2022

But Beautiful: Alto Saxophonist Art Pepper: February 18, 2022

The Lighted Window: Evening Walks Remembered: February 11, 2022

Let’s Not Die Before We Die: February 4, 2022

Maria Reiche and the Mystery of Peru’s Nazca Lines: January 28, 2022

A Dream Come True: Migrants and the Kingdom of God: January 21, 2022

An Interview–with ME!: January 14, 2022

2021

The Hidden Life of Trees: December 24, 2021

J’Accuse!: On Snitch Culture: December 17, 2021

The Free World: December 10, 2021

The Guardians of My Desk: November 26, 2021

Zapotec Textile Artist and Master Weaver Porfirio Gutiérrez: November 19, 2021

Resurrecting the Dead: Art from Death Row: November 12, 2021

The Taft: Ojai’s Best-Kept Secret Garden: November 5, 2021

Heaven is Our Home: Fonthill Castle and Other Points East: October 29, 2021

Blondell Cummings: Art as Moving Pictures: October 22, 2021

The Inexact Science of Listening to Our Fellow Sufferers: October 15, 2021

National Bird: The Trauma of Drone Warfare: October 8, 2021

The Theater is Back!: Patrick Kerr Discusses “My Fair Lady”: October 1, 2021

Below the Edge of Darkness: A Memoir of Exploring LIght and Life in the Deep Sea: September 24, 2021

The Martyrs of the Magadan Gulag: September 17, 2021

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures: September 10, 2021

Poulenc’s “Dialogue of the Carmelites” at the Met Opera: September 3, 2021

The Tsetse Flies that Separate Us from the Love of Christ:: August 27, 2021

Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters: August 20, 2021

We Live On: The Actors’ Gang Takes On Studs Terkel’s Hard Times: August 13, 2021

Paolo Veneziano: Altarpieces at the Getty: August 6, 2021

Lourdes, a documentary: July 30, 2021

Skid Row Marathon: July 23, 2021

Santa Maria Novella: The World’s Oldest Apothecary: July 16, 2021

The Global Garage Sale: July 12, 2021

Spiky, Hairy, Shiny: Insects of LA at the Natural History Museum: July 2, 2021

Susan Orleans’ The Library Book: June 25, 2021

My Personal Communion of Saints: Bill Cunningham: June 18, 2021

Evolution and Faith: June 11, 2021

Magellanica: June 4, 2021

Catholic Road Trips Worth Taking: May 28, 2021

Martha Graham: Athlete of God: May 21, 2021

Resurrection, Reparation and Recovery: May 14, 2021

Women Visionaries: May 7, 2021

Stained Glass from Gothic to Street Style: April 30, 2021

Behind the Scenes with an Art Installer: April 23, 2021

Wanted: Disturbing Homilies!: April 15, 2021

Monsignor Lorenzo Albacete, Astronomer of the Spirit: April 8, 2021

Night and Fog: Alain Resnais’ Holocaust documentary: April 1, 2021

Silence and the Existential Desert: March 26, 2021

Noah’s Ark Meets Long-Distance Learning at the Skirball: March 19, 2021

Lay Ministry Helps Abuse Survivors Find Healing In a New Way: March 12, 2021

The Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook: March 5, 2021

The Problem with Contriving to be Controversial: February 19, 2021

Cocktail Hour at the Frick, COVID-Style: February 12, 2021

Fallout: The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: February, 2021

On the Execution of Federal Inmate Lisa Montgomery: January 29, 2021

Hobo for Christ: January 22, 2021

Robert Macfarlane’s Lost Words: January 15, 2021

Religion Around Billie Holiday: January 8, 2021

Happy New Year: Birds, Spiritual Companions, and Saving a Life: December 25, 2020 and January 1, 2021

2020

The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes: December 18, 2020

The Feminine Genius of Our Lady of Guadalupe: December 11 and 18, 2020

Forging Desire Lines in a Culture of Predictability: November 27, 2020

Grievance vs Gratitude: November 20, 2020

Saints Alive!: November 13, 2020

A Visit to Arcosanti: The Reimagined City: November 6, 2020

Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit: October 30, 2020

A Vocation of Water: How One Man is Bringing New Life to El Salvador: October 23, 2020

Madame Walska’s Garden: Lotusland: October 16, 2020

The Cellist: Gregor Piatigorsky: October 9, 2020

The Four Quadrants of Conformism: October 2, 2020

Performance Artist Kimsooja: September 25, 2020

LA Immigration Lawyer Linda Dakin-Grimm’s Dignity and Justice: September 18, 2020

Harlem Renaissance Painter Horace Pippin: September 11, 2020

The Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve: September 10, 2020

Art Worth Dying For: James Dickson Innes: September 4, 2020

To Be or Not to Be: Masking: August 28, 2020

Old-Timey Quilts at the Library of Congress: August 21. 2020

The Little Locksmith, by Katharine Butler Hathaway: August 14, 2020

Mother Love: August 12, 2020

The Kindness of Strangers: July 30, 2020

Cancel Culture and René Girard’s The Scapegoat: July 20, 2020

The Deukmejian Wilderness Park: July 10, 2020

Visio Divina: Artist Mel Ahlborn’s Madonna Icons: July 3, 2020

Hope Jahren’s The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go From Here: June 26, 2020

ROSE GALLERY’s Virtual Photography Series “This Seems a Home”: June 19, 2020

The Journey of Opera Singer Julia Rolwing: June 12, 2020

Getting Back to the Business of Life: Resurrection Cemetery: June 5, 2020

Movies Galore: A Quarantine Bucket List of Lesser-Known Classics: May 29, 2020

Pope John Paul XXIII’s Daily Decalogue: May 22, 2020

Brian Doyle’s One Long River of Song: May 15, 2020

Vanity Fair: Hollywood Calling: May 12. 2020

Spreading the Gospel, One Zoom Call at a Time: May 7, 2020

Werner Herzog’s “Ecstatic Truth”: May 4, 2020

Mary Gandsey, Restorer of Wood: April 24, 2020

Harrowed: Notes from an Urban Garden: April 10, 2020

Locked Down in Assisi: April 3, 2020

“Poor Clare: A Play by Chiara Atik: March 27, 2020

Even the Dark: Poems by Leslie Williams : March 20, 2020

Angela Hewitt Plays Bach at the Wallis Annenberg: March 13, 2020

The Temptation in the Desert: Man on Wire and Free Solo: March 6, 2020

A Requiem For Our Common Home: Van Nuys High School Students’ Oratorio Re Climate Change: February 28, 2020

Iconicity: A Documentary About Art in the Southern California Desert: February 21, 2020

The Lameness of Singles Awareness Day: February 14, 2020

The Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden: February 7, 2020

Alexander Girard at the Palm Springs Museum: January 31, 2020

St. Andrew’s Abbey in Valyermo, CA: January 24, 2020

Outsider Artist James Castle: January 17, 2020

Sundays Live at St. James: Free Classical Music: January 10, 2020

2019

A Fresh Look at Utopia at the Huntington: December 31, 2019

In This Place Christ Wants to Be Born: December 20, 2019

Hummingbird in Underworld: Deborah Tobolah’s Prison Teaching Memoir: December 13, 2019

Pershing Square Ice Rink: November 26, 2019

A Glass Panel Homage to Local Firefighters: November 22, 2019

“Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound”: October 25, 2019

Gordon Park’s “Flavio Story” at the Getty: October 17, 2019

August Wilson’s “Gem of the Ocean”: October 7. 2019

The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest: October 4, 2019

“Following the Box” at the Pacific Asia Museum: September 24, 2019

Chris Arnade’s Dignity: A Look at “Back Row America”: September 18, 2019

Art in the LA Metro Stations: September 10, 2019

The William S. Hart House and Museum: September 6, 2019

Dancing at the Vatican: A Documentary Short About Huntington’s Disease: August 16, 2019

Orange County’s Christ Cathedral: July 30, 2019

Washington DC and the Dominican Priory: July 19, 2019

Echo Park’s Lotus Pond: July 5, 2019

Tove Jansson’s “The Summer Book”: June 28, 2019

Noah Purifoy’s Outdoor Museum in Joshua Tree: June 21, 2019

The Jubilee Museum in Columbus, Ohio: June 14, 2019

Misadventures at Mission San Antonio de Padua: June 7, 2019

The Los Angeles Printing Museum: May 31, 2019

RAVISHED: Notes on Womanhood: May 24, 2019

“Tiny Beautiful Things”: May 17, 2019

“Behind the Bullet”: A New Perspective on Gun Violence: May 10, 2019

“Defiant Requiem”: Verdi at the Nazi death camp at Terezin: May 2, 2019

South Coast Botanic Garden: April 26, 2019

“Faith Healer”: A Play by Brian Friel: April 19, 2019

Sold for a Farthing: The Story of a Sparrow: April 12, 2019

The Adventurers’ Club of Los Angeles: April 5, 2019

The Life of Christ in Woodcuts by James Reid: March 29, 2019

Game, Set, Match: Tennis at Indian Wells: March 22, 2019

The Paley Center for Media: March 15, 2019

Jane Brox’s Silence: March 8, 2019

Pontormo’s “Visitation”: February 28, 2019

Robinson Jeffers’ Tor House: February 22, 2019

Steve Trovato, Master Guitarist: February 15, 2019

Andy Goldsworthy’s Leaning Into the Wind: February 8, 2019

The Unpredictable Beauty of Outlier Art: February 1, 2019

Dear Los Angeles: January 25, 2019

Finding Words for Today’s Court of Public Opinion: January 16, 2019

“The Notion of Family” at the California African American Museum: January 11, 2019

2018

“Sweetheart, Come!”: Advent Waiting: December 21, 2018

Dicken’s A Christmas Carol: December 13, 2018

The LA Children’s Chorus Christmas Concert: December 7, 2018

Yosemite People: Photographys by Jonas Kulikauskas: November 23, 2018

Ceremonies and Celebrations: Textiles at Pasadena’s Pacific Asia Museum: November 16, 2018

Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum: November 9, 2018

Model Builder Extraordinaire Greg Kelly: November 1, 2018

Sunnylands: How the Other 1% Lives: October 26, 2018

Angel City Press: October 19, 2018

African Blacksmiths at UCLA’s Fowler Museum: October 12, 2018

The Poetic Justice Project: October 6 2018

Sam Maloof: Furnitute with a Soul: September 29, 2018

Whistle Down the Wind: September 22, 2018

A Theology of Faces: In Focus: Expressions at the Getty: September 14, 2018

Out of East Africa: Finding Triumph in this Vale of Tears: September 7, 2018

Remembering LA Legend Jonathan Gold: August 17, 2018

Dreaming the Universe: Southern California’s Rich Science Fiction History: August 6, 2018

Growing Habitat: LA’s Wildlife and Descanso Gardens: July 19, 2018

The Tesla Coil: July 9, 2018

The Beautiful Brain: Drawings of Santiago Ramon y Cajal: June 28, 2018

The Wende Cold War Museum: June 21, 2018

A Field Trip to Oxford’s Dreaming Spires: June 14, 2018

Pasadena’s Arlington Garden: June 8, 2018

LA’s Shrine to Pope John Paul II: May 30, 2018

An Inland Soul to Sea: Point Fermin Lighthouse: May 24, 2018

A Painstaking Approach to Life: Stephen Taylor’s Oak: May 17, 2018

The Women Who Saved the California Deserts: May 10, 2018

Holding Court at El Alisal: May 3, 2018

Satan Lives!: Everything is Terrible: April 26, 2018

Jean Vanier’s Ark for the Broken and the Fragile: April 19, 2018

Flannery O’Connor: A Writer of Uncommon Grace: April 12, 2018

FAMISHED, My New Book: April 2, 2018

Music for the End of Our Lives: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and Clarinetist Joshua Ranz: March 30, 2018

Dreams Deferred in Harlem: Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun: March 23, 2018

Waiting for the Swallows to Return to San Juan Capistrano: March 15, 2018

Rose-Lynn Fisher’s “The Topography of Tears”: March 10, 2018

LMU’s Casa de la Mateada: March 2, 2018

The Identity Politics of Getty’s “Outcasts”: February 24, 2018

“Without You, There Is No Us,” Suki Kim’s Memoir of North Korea: February 14, 2018

“Tattoo” at LA’s Natural History Museum: February 9, 2017

Rembrandt’s “Self-Portrait at the Age of 34”: January 31, 2018

“Impossible Dreamers”: Senior Athletes Go the Distance: January 24, 2018

“CUBA IS” at the Annenberg Space for Photography: January 17, 2018

Architect Louis Kahn’s Salk Institute: January 13, 2018

2017

The Museum of Failure: December 20, 2017

Altadena’s Christmas Tree Lane: December 13, 2017

McManus & Morgan Fine Papers: December 6, 2017

Lux Aeterna: The Centennial Light Bulb: November 29, 2017

“La Raza” at the Autry: November 15, 2017

Visas and Virtue: The Heroism of Chiune Sugihara: November 9. 2017

All Souls: L.A. County’s Annual Burial of the Unclaimed Dead: November 1, 2017

Christopher Wheeldon’s “Liturgy” at the Colburn: October 21, 2017

LACO@The Movies: Buster Keaton’s “The General”: October 11, 2017

The Industry Hills Charity Pro Rodeo: October 4, 2017

Terry Cannon’s Baseball Reliquary: September 27, 2017

E. Charlton Fortune at the Pasadena Museum of Art: September 20, 2017

The Red Shoes: September 13, 2017

La Sorgente: Ten Neoclassical Arias Set to the Music of Pope John Paul II: September 7, 2017

‘The Messenger,” a Songbird Documentary: August 30, 2017

The Museum of Neon Art: August 22, 2017

Artist Tomasz Misztal, Beloved Disciple: August 16, 2017

The Human Body at IMAX: August 9, 2017

“Generation Wealth” at the Annenberg Space for Photography: August 8, 2017

The Stained Glass of Will Frank: July 21. 2017

Re-enchanting the Catholic Literary Imagination: July 9, 2017

Dawn’s Early Light: A U.S. Naturalization Ceremony: July 6, 2017

Pantsula: The Coolest Dance You’ve Never Heard Of at UCLA’s Fowler Museum: June 29, 2017

The Sacrament of Holy Orders: My Friend Is Ordained a Priest: June 22, 2017

Light Upon the Scaffold: The Prison Letters of Jacques Fesch: June 15, 2017

Cherry Hill Pick-Your-Own Family Farm: June 7, 2017

Science is Fiction: 23 Films of Jean Painlevé: May 25, 2017

Corita Kent: May 18, 2017

The G2 Gallery: Nature and Wildlife Photography: May 10, 2017

The Charles and Ray Eames Foundation: May 4, 2017

The White Heart of Mojave: A Visit to Death Valley: April 27, 2017

Mary Ann O’Connor, Foot Washer: April 12, 2017

Children’s Religious Education: The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: April 5, 2017

Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir: March 29, 2017

The Mars 2020 Oxygen Experiment at JPL: March 23, 2017

Montecito’s Center for Spiritual Renewal: March 15, 2017

Donald Evans and His Fantastic World of Postage Stamps: March 8, 2017

“God’s Hotel” by Victoria Sweet, M.D.: February 23, 2017

The Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area: February 23, 2017

Peace Pilgrim: February 16, 2017

“Batchelder: Tilemaker” at the Pasadena Museum of History: February 9, 2017

The Ramones at the Grammy Museum: February 2, 2017

The Monarch Butterfly Grove of Pismo Beach: January 27, 2017

Pittance Chamber Music Ensemble: January 19, 2017

Skater Christopher Bowman: January 13, 2017

2016

Limb from Limb: A Christmas Story: December 21, 2016

Caryll Houselander: The Little Way of the Infant Jesus: December 16, 2016

The Virgin of Guadalupe: Images In Colonial Mexico at the Bowers Museum: December 9, 2016

Manzanar: December 2, 2016

A Documentary: Bill W.: Co-founder of AA: November 18, 2016

The Cashore Marionettes: November 11, 2016

All Souls: East LA’s Calvary Cemetery: November 4, 2016

“The Tears of St Peter: Peter Sellars Directs the LA Master Chorale: October 28, 2016

Kazuo Ohno, Takao Kawaguchi, and the Art of Butoh: October 21, 2016

El Anatsui at The Broad: October 14, 2016

Cajun Catholics: A Field Trip to the Bayou: October 7, 2016

Salvation on Sand Mountain and the Reptiles at the L.A. Zoo: September 30, 2016

Super King: The Glory of LA’s Middle Eastern Markets: September 23, 2016

Marta Becket and the Amargosa Opera House: September 16, 2016

The Theodore Payne Nursery and Foundation: September 12, 2016

Revolutionary Vision: California Landscape Photographers at the Autry: September 2, 2016

Education Through Music LA: August 26, 2016

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House: August 19, 2016

The World According to Frederick Wiseman: August 12, 2016

Things Unseen: Illuminated Manuscripts at the Getty: August 5, 2016

The Mary & Joseph Retreat Center: July 29, 2016

The Little Prince: July 22, 2016

Royal Feathers: Hawaiian Bird Garments at LACMA: July 15, 2016

Christian Courage in a Secular Age: Dr. Tim Flanigan: July 8, 2016

To Russia, With Love: July 1, 2016

Madrigal Magic: The Briton Ensemble: June 24, 2016

Aaron Lipstadt: Urban Cyclist: June 17, 2016

Domestic Scenes: The Art of Ramiro Gomez:June 10, 2016

LOADED: Money and the Spirituality of Enough: June 3, 2016

The Pottery of Beatrice Wood: May 27, 2016

The Sacred Beetle: Jean-Henri Fabre’s Book of Insects: May 20, 2016

St. Dymphna: Patron Saint of the Mentally Ill: May 13, 2016

Composer Arvo Pärt: Love for Every Note: May 6, 2016

The Gun Issue and Abigail Disney’s “The Armor of Light”: April 29, 2016

The Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve: April 22, 2016

Bill Cunningham New York: April 15, 2016

Baptized at Dachau: Anna Lidzbarski Tells Her Story: April 8, 2016

The Huntington Desert Garden: April 1, 2016

Dana Gioia: California’s New Poet Laureate: March 18, 2016

Pasolini’s “The Gospel According to St. Matthew“: March 11, 2016

Farewell My Lovely: Noir Novelist Raymond Chandler: March 4, 2016

Lenten Prayer: The Beauty of a Neighborhood Chapel: February 26, 2016

The L.A. River: February 19, 2016

The Religious Education Congress and Brenda Ueland’s If You Want to Write: February 12, 2016

The Rose Bowl Flea Market: February 5, 2016

Don Quixote: Love and Redemption with the Los Angeles Ballet: January 29, 2016

Where Chance Meets Necessity: The Boxes of Joseph Cornell: January 22, 2016

Songs from the North: A Documentary About North Korea: January 15, 2016

Johnny, Felicia and Soren: An Adoption Story: January 8, 2016

2015

Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy’s Reflections on Time: December 25, 2015

The Duty of Delight: The Diaries of Dorothy Day: December 18, 2015

The Mystery of the Watts Towers: December 11, 2015

The Little Sisters of the Poor: December 4, 2015

Fr. Frank Sabatte: Random Stitch Embroiderer and Champion of the Arts: November 20, 2015

Postwar Shadows: The Work of Japanese Photographer Isuichi Miyako: November 13, 2015

MisshapenPearls: The L.A. Chamber Orchestra’s Baroque Conversations: October 30, 2015

Jacques Lusseyran: Blind Hero of the French Resistance: October 23, 2015

In Rome: The Synod on the Family: October 16, 2015

The Secrets of the Mummies: October 9, 2015

Found Down: Identifying the Lost Sheep of Los Angeles: October 2, 2015

Hereafter: Pianist Glenn Gould: September 25, 2015

UCAN Zippers: September 18, 2015

Grist & Toll: An Urban Flour Mill: September 11, 2015

The Museum of Jurassic Technology: September 4, 2015

Bird L.A.: A Walk in Eaton Canyon: August 28, 2015

The Venice Canals: August 21, 2015

The King of Love My Shepherd Is: On the Nineteenth Anniversay of My Confirmation: August 13, 2015

The Otherworldly Photography of John Chiara: August 6, 2015

Magie Dominic’s The Queen of Peace Room: July 31, 2015

Randyland: A Folk Art Shrine to the Virgin of Guadalupe: July 17, 2015

In Honduras with Unbound: July 10, 2015

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Musuem and Galleries: July 3, 2015

Alma Backyard Farms: June 25, 2015

Summer Reading: Bring Back Betty MacDonald!: June 19, 2015

Gerard Thomas Straub: From Hollywood to Haiti: June 12, 2015

Vista Hermosa Natural Park: June 5, 2015

The Mt. Wilson Observatory: May 29, 2015

Walking the Camino with Annie O’Neil and Phil Volker: May 22, 2015

The Blood of Jesus, a Film by Spencer Williams: May 15, 2015

In the Sanctuary of Outcasts: St. Damien and the Lepers: May 8, 2015

Samuel S. Soria, Head Organist at Our Lady of Angels Cathedral: May 1, 2015

Tax Time: Outside Lies Magic: April 24, 2015

Holocaust Memorial Day and Terrence des Pres’ The Survivor: April 17, 2015

Hawaiian Surfer/Folk Hero Eddie “Eddie Would Go” Aikau: April 10. 2015

Called to the Outskirts: Stumble: Vice, Virtue and the Space Between: March 27, 2015

L.A. Master Chorale Director Grant Gershon and The Water Passion:March 20, 2015

Van Gogh’s The Mulberry Tree at the Norton Simon: March 13, 2015

The Good Shepherd Domestic Violence Shelter: March 6, 2015

The Loyola Institute for Arts, Culture and Faith: February 27, 2015

Martin Sheen and Sister Rose: Activist Catholics: February 20, 2015

Jeanne McNulty, Order of the Consecrated Virgins: February 13, 2015

The Sound We See: The Echo Park Film Center: February 6, 2015

Margot Fonteyn, the L.A. Ballet, and “The Sleeping Beauty”: January 30, 2015

Dana Gioia and the Future of the Catholic Literary Imagination: January 23, 2015

A Folk Art Treasure: Grandma Prisbrey’s Bottle Village: January 16, 2015

Happy New Year to the City of Angels: January 9, 2015

2014

St. Therese of Lisieux’s Christmas Eve Conversion: December 19, 2014

The Mater Dolorosa Retreat Center: December 12, 2014

Advent: Tom Wilson: Waiting in the Wings: December 5, 2014

Land of Silence and Darkness: Werner Herzog’s Documentary About the Deaf-Blind: November 21, 2014

Senior Lead Officer Skid Row Cop Deon Joseph: November 14, 2014

Book Review: The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating: November 7, 2014

Dido and Aeneas/Bluebeard’s Castle: October 31, 2014

A Bluebird Day: Commercial Fisherman Captain Geordie King: October 24, 2014

The Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden; October 17, 2014

Catholic Worker Dennis Apel and His U.S. Supreme Court Case: October 10, 2014

Joan of Arc, Voices of Light, and Composer Richard Einhorn: October 3, 2014

Lost for Life: Documentarian Josh Rofe on Juvenile Lifers: September 25, 2014

Meditations of a Beekeeper: September 19, 2014

The Rise and the Resurrection: Book Review: September 12, 2014

“Country: Portraits of an American Sound” at the Annenberg: August 29, 2014

Secret Stairs: A Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles: August 22, 2014

Anne Frank at the Museum of Tolerance: August 15, 2014

Hiroshima Notes: The Life and Work of Kenzaburo Oe: August 8, 2014

Book Review: JESUS: A PILGRIMAGE, by Fr. James Martin: August 1, 2014

Masstimes.org: The Resource for Traveling Catholics: July 18, 2014

The ALOUD lecture series, with Louise Steinman, at the L.A. Public Library: July 11, 2014

Barbara Nicolosi: The Special Cross of the Artist: July 3, 2014

The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America: June 27, 2014

For the Benefit of Those Who See: June 20, 2014

This Is My Body: The Thin Line Between Passion and Pathology: June 13, 2014

Songfest at the Colburn School: June 6, 2014

The Pollinator Garden at the Museum of Natural History: May 29, 2014

Soul-Stirring: African-American Self-Taught Artists from the South: May 22, 2014

Insane for the Light: May 15, 2014.


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CHAIM SOUTINE, c 1940