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Remembering Keith Sachs, Who Gave Philadelphia A Very Memorable Gift

My obituary for Keith L. Sachs appears in the Forward.

(Forward) Do We All Have an Inner Gandhi — and a Hitler Too?

My article, “Do We All Have an Inner Gandhi — and a Hitler Too?” appears in the Jewish Daily Forward.

(Forward) Did Mexican Artists Produce the First Images of the Holocaust?

My article “Did Mexican Artists Produce the First Images of the Holocaust?” appears in the Jewish Daily Forward. Here’s the lede: Velvet-black smoke pours out of a locomotive looming on the horizon, accentuating the train’s length. It ascends heavenward, but the smoke is no Exodus pillar of cloud guiding the Israelites. This ominous billowing form […]

(NCR) Archdiocese operates a sacred ‘dollar store’

My article “Archdiocese operates a sacred ‘dollar store’” appears in National Catholic Reporter. Here’s the lede: On the first Wednesday morning of December, Fr. Jason Kulczynski brought an unusual shopping list to St. Charles Borromeo Seminary here. Two weeks prior, his congregation, Holy Martyrs Catholic Church in Oreland, Pa., installed the altar Pope Francis had […]

(Forward) The Most Jewish Crocodile in New York

My review of a Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile exhibit at the National Museum of American Jewish History (Philadelphia), titled “The Most Jewish Crocodile in New York,” appears in the Jewish Daily Forward. It focuses on the life and work of Lyle creator Bernard Waber.

Artist brings interior radiance to global stage in painting for World Meeting of Families

Neilson Carlin is pretty sure that he will soon have the opportunity to cross something off of his aesthetic bucket list: having the pope see one of his paintings. “That’s obviously a dream come true for someone like me, who has devoted his entire career to serving the Catholic church,” said the Kennett Square, Pa.-based […]

  • 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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