Data mining gets religion as campaigns target voters of faith

My article “Data mining gets religion as campaigns target voters of faith” appears in Religion News Service. Update: Houston Chronicle, America magazine, and National Catholic Reporter have reprinted the RNS piece.

A poetry museum that eschews having a home

My article “A poetry museum that eschews having a home” appears in the Washington Post.

Chicago’s creepy cabinet of curiosities

My article “Chicago’s creepy cabinet of curiosities,” about the International Museum of Surgical Science, appears in the Washington Post.

Corot acknowledges male gaze in painting

Corot (1796-1875) was and is much better known for moody landscapes, within which dabs of white paint flicker like candlelight from amid deep green trees and undergrowth. Once one gets to know the artist’s oeuvre, his works become easy to spot from across a room, and there is a pretty good chance of seeing a […]

The true story of a Jewish news agency that peddled fake news to undo Hitler

My article “The true story of a Jewish news agency that peddled fake news to undo Hitler” appears in Religion News Service.

Last-minute invite appears to treat White House call with rabbis as an afterthought

My article “Last-minute invite appears to treat White House call with rabbis as an afterthought” appears in Religion News Service.

‘I’m an Experiment’: Why the Israel Museum Hired Ido Bruno, a Tech-Savvy Designer With No Institutional Experience, to Be Its New Director

My article “‘I’m an Experiment’: Why the Israel Museum Hired Ido Bruno, a Tech-Savvy Designer with No Institutional Experience, to Be Its New Director” appears in artnet.

Kasich thinks Cleveland’s Kusama show is ‘fantastic’

My article “Kasich thinks Cleveland’s Kusama show is ‘fantastic’” appears in Art Newspaper. Gov. Kasich, who was visiting the exhibit with his wife and one of his daughters, generously answered my questions. Update: The article made ARTnews’ morning links on Aug. 23.

A pocket watch turns back the clock on Jewish life aboard the Titanic

My article “A pocket watch turns back the clock on Jewish life aboard the Titanic,” about an item to be sold by Heritage Auctions, appears in Religion News Service. Update: Haaretz (Israel) mentions the piece.

The suit Billy Graham wore on his final crusade in 2005

While reporting a Religion News Service article about a Billy Graham exhibit at Washington’s Museum of the Bible, I noticed wrinkles on the sleeve of the suit, which Billy Graham wore on his last crusade in 2005 and which the Billy Graham Library lent. Graham was not Catholic, but many of the artifacts in the […]

  • Selected articles

    Bobby Fischer gravestone "Searching for Fischer’s Legacy." Chess Life magazine. March 2018. (PDF file).

    Confederate monuments "Confederate Monuments and the Power of Absence." Religion & Politics. Oct. 2017.

    Jules Olitski star "A Memorial That Knows Its Biblical History." Wall St. Journal. Sept. 22, 2017.

    CIA art collection "Infiltrating the CIA’s Secret Art Collection." Playboy. Jan./Feb. 2017.
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