The night of Nov. 9-10, 1938, more than 7,000 Jewish-owned stores and businesses were damaged, more than 250 synagogues destroyed, more than 3,000 Jews arrested and sent to concentration camps, and nearly 100 more killed during the rampages, which shocked the world.
What “Beautiful Boy” (Amazon) captures best about the raw pain of drug dependency is the sheer randomness of it.
Somewhere Theodor Geisel may be spinning in his grave over the latest treatment of one of his most famous character creations, “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” (Universal). If so, he’s only revolving gently.
As the Christmas season draws near, the Vatican postal service prepared a unique set of commemorative stamps designed by a talented, yet unlikely, artist: a prisoner serving a life sentence.
Work is sustainable only “if it does not harm or destroy the livelihood of others and if it uses generously and equitably the gifts of creation,” said the social affairs commission of COMECE, the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community.
Claire Foy, celebrated for her recent portrayal of the young Elizabeth II on the Netflix series “The Crown,” takes on a similarly named but much less stately persona as the title character in “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” (Columbia).
Writer-director Tyler Perry goes raunchy with the romantic comedy “Nobody’s Fool” (Paramount). The vulgar film that results traffics in a flippant, degraded view of human sexuality.
The newest entries in Liturgical Press’ People of God series, these books offer accessible, edifying biographies that are the hallmark of the excellent series. In engaging and incisive narratives they tell the personal and public stories of two contemporary martyrs who have been proposed for canonization.
Joanna Cannon’s new, second novel “Three Things About Elsie,” is an enjoyable read about friendship and life in a retirement home, with some mystery and suspense mixed in.
Margaret Alsup’s collection of 75 carefully and meticulously created nun dolls offer the Archdiocese of Atlanta historical context to women religious.