December 5, 2018

I reflect on Stan Lee's life and legacy at First Things:

"It was impossible not to look up to Stan Lee if you were a nerdy kid (like me) interested in creating fantastical universes (like me). Books like How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way interspersed comics-drawing tuto...

September 9, 2018

"In 1976, a Guinean priest named Robert Sarah was made rector of John XXIII Minor Seminary in Conakry, Guinea. The previous leadership of the seminary had been lax, and so when Sarah instituted stricter rules the young men of the seminary rebelled in dramatic fashion,...

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...

March 31, 2012

With Acculturated gone from the internet, I am reposting some of my Acculturated articles here, in their entirety. Enjoy.

Quite possibly the most popular and profitable superhero of all time, Batman casts a long shadow over popular culture. The word “shadow” is not chos...

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