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Non-Catholics enjoy challenges of teaching in Catholic setting

My article “Non-Catholics enjoy challenges of teaching in Catholic setting” appears in National Catholic Reporter.

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.

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.

Newly-unionized adjuncts sign contract with Fordham University

My article “Newly-unionized adjuncts sign contract with Fordham University” appears in National Catholic Reporter.

Collector Leonard Lauder on How Vintage Postcards Can Help Us Understand Propaganda in the Present

My article “Collector Leonard Lauder on How Vintage Postcards Can Help Us Understand Propaganda in the Present” appears in artnet news.

Inquisition-era paintings of Old Testament figures highlight ‘complexity of humankind’

My article “Inquisition-era paintings of Old Testament figures highlight ‘complexity of humankind,’” about an exhibit at the Frick, appears in National Catholic Reporter.

The Unprecedented Bible Portraits of Francisco de Zurbarán

My review of an exhibition at New York’s Frick Collection appears in Mosaic magazine, titled “The Unprecedented Bible Portraits of Francisco de Zurbarán.”

Chess Life article about Bobby Fischer

My article “Searching for Fischer’s Legacy,” which reflects on Bobby Fischer’s legacy 10 years after his death, appears in the March 2018 issue of Chess Life magazine. It may be accessed in PDF format via this link. To read the entire issue of Chess Life, and to subscribe to future issues, visit this link to […]

9 Works the Met Should Sell Right Now to Avoid Raising Ticket Prices—Forever

Margaret Carrigan and I write, somewhat tongue in cheek, for artnet on “9 Works the Met Should Sell Right Now to Avoid Raising Ticket Prices—Forever.” James Panero cites our article in New Criterion in the February 2018 gallery chronicle.

Does the Vatican Have the Ancient Jerusalem Temple Menorah?

My article “Does the Vatican Have the Ancient Jerusalem Temple Menorah?” appears in National Review. It draws upon an exhibition at the Yeshiva University Museum about the Arch of Titus, which includes a recreation of the Jerusalem spoils section.

  • 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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