Selfishness and Self-Knowledge in C.S. Lewis’s ‘Till We Have Faces’
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Selfishness and Self-Knowledge in C.S. Lewis’s ‘Till We Have Faces’

C.S. Lewis’s novel tells a tale of selfless and selfish love, based on a retelling of the myth of Cupid and Psyche.
Rufus Dawes and the Iron Brigade
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Rufus Dawes and the Iron Brigade

Rufus Dawes’s leadership skills and battle-savvy led to his survival through some of the Civil War’s bloodiest battles.
Embracing the Sourness: ‘When Life Gives You Lemons’ 
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Embracing the Sourness: ‘When Life Gives You Lemons’ 

When life gets tough, stick it out, and you can still make the best of it.
Montpelier: The Home of Our Fourth President
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Montpelier: The Home of Our Fourth President

In this installment of ‘Larger Than Life: Architecture Through the Ages,’ we visit the Virginia home of James and Dolley Madison.
‘David Copperfield’: A Book About Memory, Writing, and Fatherhood
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‘David Copperfield’: A Book About Memory, Writing, and Fatherhood

The novel traces how a boy learns from examples, good and bad, what is needed to become a good father.
Good Food Comes With Goodness: Murillo’s ‘The Angels’ Kitchen’

Good Food Comes With Goodness: Murillo’s ‘The Angels’ Kitchen’

In these Light Comments About Interesting Art, we see how the pure heart of a lowly brother calls to celestial beings who gladly do his work.
‘After Death’: What’s on the Other Side?

‘After Death’: What’s on the Other Side?

This provocative film takes a scientific look at what happens when the lights go out.
Woman Finds Forgiveness for Father Who Abused Her: Near-Death Experience

Woman Finds Forgiveness for Father Who Abused Her: Near-Death Experience

Though she only ‘died’ on the table for a matter of seconds, the NDE lasted long and she had a ‘life review.’
Studies Explore the Healing Power of Music

Studies Explore the Healing Power of Music

The right kind of music has been proven to alleviate stress and scientists have used it to heal a young girl’s brain.
Scientists Study Power of Consciousness With a New Twist on a Famous Quantum Experiment

Scientists Study Power of Consciousness With a New Twist on a Famous Quantum Experiment

What if our thoughts or observations could change the way something moves? Imagine if your consciousness could change the outcome of events.
Braga Cathedral: Portugal’s Oldest Cathedral

Braga Cathedral: Portugal’s Oldest Cathedral

In this installment of ‘Larger Than Life: Architecture Through the Ages,' we visit Portugal’s church of kings.
Babette’s Feast: A Culinary Artist Makes a Meal

Babette’s Feast: A Culinary Artist Makes a Meal

This short story by Isak Dinesen reminds us that giving to others is the greatest reward.
‘The Screwtape Letters’: C.S. Lewis’s Satirical Theology

‘The Screwtape Letters’: C.S. Lewis’s Satirical Theology

The demon Screwtape has a sophisticated understanding of human nature and a ruthless commitment to undermining it in this classic read.
A Proverb of Prompting: ‘Make Hay While the Sun Shines’

A Proverb of Prompting: ‘Make Hay While the Sun Shines’

Missed opportunities are something we can avoid with the help of a little proverbial wisdom.
Patrice Munsel: The Met’s Youngest Diva

Patrice Munsel: The Met’s Youngest Diva

This opera prodigy continued to have a successful career in the theater, movies, and television.
‘The Three Sisters’: Delving into the Human Psyche

‘The Three Sisters’: Delving into the Human Psyche

The Windy City Playhouse production is faithful to the Anton Chekov classic.
East Meets West at the Opera: Productions of ‘Madama Butterfly’

East Meets West at the Opera: Productions of ‘Madama Butterfly’

Two Southern California companies present engaging performances of the famed Puccini opera.
David Kwong: An Enigma on Stage

David Kwong: An Enigma on Stage

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents magic, puzzles, and a little bit of history in ‘The Enigmatist.’
Social Media and the Anxious Generation

Social Media and the Anxious Generation

Jonathan Haidt’s “The Anxious Generation” describes how social media has harmed our youth. He also suggests how we might move beyond these problems.
Summer Reading Adventures for Children

Summer Reading Adventures for Children

This curated list of chapter books and books in a series will surely keep children engaged this summer.
‘Patriots Day’: America at its Most Resilient and Unwavering

‘Patriots Day’: America at its Most Resilient and Unwavering

Director Peter Berg presents an authentic depiction of the 2013 Marathon bombing.
‘Infernal Affairs:’ A Question of Identity

‘Infernal Affairs:’ A Question of Identity

An acclaimed highlight of Hong Kong cinema has many twists and turns.
Director of ‘The Firing Squad’ Shares What Has Shaped His Movie Career

Director of ‘The Firing Squad’ Shares What Has Shaped His Movie Career

In this Interview with Timothy A. Chey, we are introduced to a maverick in faith-based filmmaking.
‘Ride’: A Slice of Texas Bull-Riding Culture

‘Ride’: A Slice of Texas Bull-Riding Culture

This Texas cowboy melodrama is very all-American, and it’s a well-acted indictment of the bankrupting power of the American healthcare system.
A Teen Artist Paints Hope in Hard Times

A Teen Artist Paints Hope in Hard Times

Fourteen-year-old painter Lin Yu Hsuan’s inspiring art shows wisdom that belies her age.
Winning Art Awards Today Using 19th-Century Traditions

Winning Art Awards Today Using 19th-Century Traditions

Figure and portrait painter Alessandra Marrucchi shares her passion for creating realist art.
Competition Winners: Traditional Oil Painting at Its Best

Competition Winners: Traditional Oil Painting at Its Best

All of the award-winning works of ‘The Sixth NTD International Figure Painting Competition’ are in.
‘Where The Light Really Shines’

‘Where The Light Really Shines’

Country group the Oak Ridge Boys have always leaned on their faith and continue to keep their gospel roots at the forefront of their music.
‘Songs That Made Me Who I Am’

‘Songs That Made Me Who I Am’

Country star Alan Jackson leans on faith, family, and songwriting for the final leg of his ‘farewell tour.’
The 7 Best Classical Pieces Related to Dance

The 7 Best Classical Pieces Related to Dance

Classical music inspired by dance is one of the most vibrant of the whole classical repertoire.
A Blessed Trinity

A Blessed Trinity

A late minister’s wife honored her husband’s legacy by giving the Christian faith one of its long-lasting hymns, “Holy, Holy, Holy.”
Introducing Kids to Orchestra Instruments

Introducing Kids to Orchestra Instruments

Here’s how to use a couple of delightful pieces of classical music written specifically for kids.
A Home for Ancient Music and Instruments

A Home for Ancient Music and Instruments

Musician and educator Theodoros Koumartzis preserves ancient culture by teaching about the sounds and mythology of the Greek lyre at the Seikilo Museum.
Stanley Meyer and His Water-Powered Dune Buggy

Stanley Meyer and His Water-Powered Dune Buggy

This inventor claimed he could power a vehicle using only water.
How an American Ship Dominated the Golden Age of Ocean Liners

How an American Ship Dominated the Golden Age of Ocean Liners

In ‘This Week in History,’ European nations vie for maritime dominance with their massive and speedy ocean liners, but an American ship rises above them all.
Irving Howbert: Successful Businessman and Railroad Investor

Irving Howbert: Successful Businessman and Railroad Investor

Colorado grew and prospered with the contributions of wealthy businessmen during the Gold Rush of the 1800s.
The Great Hinckley Fire of 1894

The Great Hinckley Fire of 1894

A catastrophic firestorm tore through several small Minnesota towns in 1894, but three quick-thinking train engineers saved hundreds of lives.
Horace Howard Furness: America’s Greatest Shakespeare Critic

Horace Howard Furness: America’s Greatest Shakespeare Critic

In this installment of ‘Profiles in History,’ we meet a lawyer whose career was cut short by a loss of hearing. Instead, he became a foremost scholar.
The Case for an American History and Heritage Month

The Case for an American History and Heritage Month

It’s time to celebrate the American spirit, heritage, and perseverance with a celebratory month.