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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.

Michelangelo’s architecture of faith

Michelangelo at the Met A post shared by Menachem Wecker (@mwecker) on Dec 22, 2017 at 8:46am PST My article “Michelangelo’s architecture of faith,” about an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, appears in National Catholic Reporter.

Fordham’s non-tenure faculty vote yes on unionizing

My article “Fordham’s non-tenure faculty vote yes on unionizing” appears in National Catholic Reporter.

Can Art Shed Light on the Ethics of Capital Punishment?

My article appears in Sojourners magazine

Fordham endures disputes over faculty health care, unionizing

My article appears in National Catholic Reporter. Here’s the lede: NEW YORK — Over coffee at Rex, the hip, Upper West Side shop that Fordham University students haunt, Kyle Pritz, 28, pauses to hold his glasses up sideways. It looks as if something has taken a bite out of the piece of the plastic temple […]

Artist’s drawing of a herring on a bialy gains an audience in Bialystok — and Hollywood

My article “Artist’s drawing of a herring on a bialy gains an audience in Bialystok — and Hollywood,” which draws upon an interview with Mel Brooks, appears in Religion News Service.

  • Selected articles

    NMAAHC "The Imitation Game: Are museums being clear enough with the public about what’s real and what’s fake?" Washington Post Magazine. March 3, 2019.

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

    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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