January 13, 2019

I cover the upcoming Faith and Liberty Discovery Center, and its mission to revive appreciation for religious liberty.

"Local Projects, a design studio that worked on the September 11 Memorial at Ground Zero in New York City, is designing exhibits for the center. Founde...

July 4, 2018

I discuss teaching U.S. history through primary sources at Great Hearts schools:

"As for the particular question of teaching American history, Bergez admits there’s something paradoxical about applying a classical approach. Ancient thinkers like Thucydides thought histo...

July 2, 2018

"The best plaque at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibit Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination has little to do with the fashionable ensemble it accompanies. It instead takes the fact that designer Rossella Jardini is riffing on the starched cornett...

October 16, 2017

National Review asked me to write about how to teach U.S. history to young people. I was happy to do so! In the piece I set out a person-first approach to history, making reference to my work with Great Hearts academies.

September 4, 2017

"I used “Maryland, My Maryland” as an opening number for a production of Julius Caesar I directed earlier this summer (with the lyrics modified to “Roman land, my Roman land”). It seemed to fit the impetuous idealism of Caesar’s killers and the pride of those reactiona...

August 25, 2016

"Aaron Burr, Hamilton’s narrator and Hamilton’s killer, complains that Hamilton has been “seated at the right hand of the father,” elevated to Washington’s side. The Trinitarian image is ironic: Though Washington is a godly man and father-figure, Hamilton isn’t quite a...