The Three Faces of Mozart

The Three Faces of Mozart

A Review of Mozart’s Letters, Mozart’s Life, Edited and Translated by Robert Spaethling Studying a person’s letters is an excellent way to explore an individual’s life and personality, and Robert Spaethling’s edition of Wolfgang Mozart’s letters makes the experience especially rewarding. As the editor provides a preface to every letter,…

Book Review – An Economics of Justice & Charity, by Thomas Storck

Book Review – An Economics of Justice & Charity, by Thomas Storck

An Economics of Justice & Charity, subtitled Catholic Social Teaching, Its Development and Contemporary Relevance, does something quite remarkable: It makes an exceedingly complicated  topic understandable to the average reader. Thomas Storck traces the modern development of economic aspects of Catholic teachings on social justice (roughly from the Industrial Revolution…

The King of Creepy

The King of Creepy

A  fan of horror and science fiction from way back, I’ve come across countless references to H. P. Lovecraft, the early 20th-century New England horror story writer who influenced many of the great writers, filmmakers and artists in both genres.  Prior to devouring this collection of his short stories, I had…