Art & Culture
Kiran Makwana believes that for all its simplifications, The Two Popes can help Catholics go beyond the divisions in the Church.
Three poems exploring the refugee crisis, abandoned children and the power of silence.
Beneath the caricatures, Ronnie Convery discovers a thoughtful portrayal of two ordinary men trying their best.
The little boy
wants to cry
but I won’t let him
A poem by Peter McCrudden Convery
There was no room but each excuse had its own space,
Every negation required its own dimensions.
Comfort of course demands numerous metres squared,
A poem by Joseph Evans
Modern technology takes Sr Carolyn Morrison back to 15th century Italy to discover a Renaissance masterpiece. But does it work?
Humans have used the written word for centuries, yet it is being replaced by computer work-processing. Harking back to medieval literature, Jasmine Jones discusses the beauty of writing, and our duty as humans to appreciate and preserve it.
Faith and film go together like … well, oil and water. They tend to sit one on top of the other, never really successfully merging. Ronnie Convery asks whether movies are the right medium for mystery.
“Why so serious?” Remember those adolescent days when your friends would repeat this with irritating insistence? Jonathan Parreño wants to know why Todd Philipp’s new Joker film is so unremittingly grim.