Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries reopen after $13.6m renovation

Freer construction

Construction ahead of the Freer Gallery reopening


My article “Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries reopen after $13.6m renovation” appears in The Art Newspaper.

Share

Art that teaches faithful how to die well

Bowdoin College memento mori exhibit

Bowdoin College memento mori exhibit


My article “Artworks that teach faithful how to die well” appears in National Catholic Reporter.

Share

Orthodox rabbi to host ‘alternative Yom Kippur’ service in beer garden

My article “Orthodox rabbi to host ‘alternative Yom Kippur’ service in beer garden” appears in Religion News Service. It was republished in LifeZette and the Gazette (Colo.).

Share

A Memorial That Knows Its Biblical History

My article “A Memorial That Knows Its Biblical History,” co-written with E.A. Carmean Jr., appears in the Wall Street Journal. It addresses Jules Olitski’s “Elyon,” installed at the Beth Tzedec synagogue in Toronto.

Jules Olitski Elyon

Jules Olitski’s “Elyon” at Toronto’s Beth Tzedec Congregation. Photo: Menachem Wecker

Share

Can the Incarceration of Japanese Americans Shed Light on Today’s Immigration Questions?

My article “Can the Incarceration of Japanese Americans Shed Light on Today’s Immigration Questions?” appears in Sojourners magazine.

Share

A Guide to Memento Mori

Memento mori ivory sculpture

Pendant from a chaplet, ivory, southern Netherlands or northern France, c. 1520-30. Victoria & Albert Museum


My “Guide to Memento Mori” appears in artnet.

Share

Perkins loan program slated to expire Sept. 30

My article appears in National Catholic Reporter.

Share

Jewish Trump supporters resist calls from other Jews to renounce the president

My article “Jewish Trump supporters resist calls from other Jews to renounce the president” appears in the wire Religion News Service.

Share

High culture may breed bacterial culture

Visitors using digital displays at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington

Visitors use interactives at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington. Photo: Menachem Wecker


My article “Can high culture make you sick at the museum?” appears in the Washington Post.

Share

The ‘Trump Train’ Cartoon Is Not A Violence Dog Whistle

My article appears in The Federalist.

Share