On the Tennessee State Museum’s Thousands of Stories blog, a look back at the history and legacy of U2’s arrival 35 years ago at Sun Studio in Memphis to record tracks that would wind up on the double album and film, Rattle and Hum. Read more at the Tennessee State Museum blog, Thousands of Stories.
In Today’s American Catholic, a personal essay on how revisiting lyrics I’d written for my hardcore band 30 years ago prompted an exploration of my faith and creative journey. With references to both Dorothy Day AND Ronnie James Dio. Read more at Today’s American Catholic.
I need an annulment to get my second marriage blessed by the church — even though I feel it already is
In America Magazine, a personal essay about my desire to get an annulment of my first marriage, and the mix of healing, confusion, and frustration that followed. Read more at America Magazine.
Walking with Ignatius By Arturo Sosa, SJ in Conversation with Darío Menor At Today’s American Catholic, a review and reflection of the new book, Walking with Ignatius, by Arturo Sosa, SJ in Conversation with Darío Menor. Read more at Today’s American Catholic.
In “An Idea” Magazine at Medium Culture, an exploration of the connection between the HBO show, “The Undoing,” and an obscure 1963 essay by Pietro Di Donato.
In America Magazine, a review of Aaron J. Leonard’s new book, The Folk Singers and the Bureau, which draws from almost 10,000 pages of F.B.I. files on an array of folk artists in order to illustrate the considerable impact that the U.S. government’s campaign against Communism had on folk artists in the 1940s and early ’50s. Read more at America Magazine. Image: Folk singer Pete Seeger entertaining at the opening of the Washington labor canteen, sponsored by…
The 1918 Flu Epidemic in Pietro Di Donato’s Novel ‘Three Circles of Light.’