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Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Education

1987 Ph.D. (Medieval Studies), University of Notre Dame 1984 M.M.S. (Medieval Studies), University of Notre Dame 1983 M.A. (Philosophy), University of Dallas
1982 B.A. (Literature), University of Dallas

Academic Appointments

Visiting Fellow, Institute of Human Ecology, The Catholic University of America (Fall, 2018)
Director of Baylor in Washington, D.C. (2014-)
Dean and Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Culture, Baylor University (2003-)
Department Chair, Philosophy, Boston College (2002-2003)
Professor, Boston College (2002-2003)
Acting Department Chair, Philosophy, Boston College (2000-2001)
Associate Professor, with tenure, Boston College (1995-2002)
Fellow, Center for the Philosophy of Religion, Notre Dame (Fall, 1996)
James Mooney Visiting Scholar, Maritain Center, Notre Dame (Spring, 1995) Assistant Professor, Boston College (1990-1995)
Tutor, Thomas Aquinas College (1987-1990)

Publications

I. Books and Volumes, Edited or Introduced

  1. Divinely Superfluous Beauty: Nihilism, God and Ecological Aesthetics, forthcoming from University of Notre Dame Press.
  2. Wagering on an Ironic God: Pascal on Faith and Philosophy, Baylor University Press, 2017.
  3. Soliloquies: Rouault/Fujimura, Square Halo Books in conjunction with the Dillon Gallery, Chelsea, New York, 2009. 
  4. Contemporary Thomisms, edited with Peter Candler, The American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 83 (2009). 
  5. Aquinas, Ethics, and Philosophy of Religion: Metaphysics and Practice, Indiana University Press, 2007.
  6. Arts of Darkness: American Noir and the Quest for Redemption, Spence Publishing, 2008.
  7. Virtue’s Splendor: Wisdom, Prudence, and the Good Life, Fordham University Press, 2001.
  8. Shows About Nothing: Nihilism in Popular Culture From The Exorcist to Seinfeld, Spence Publishing, Dallas, 1999.
  9. Recovering Nature: Essays in Natural Philosophy, Metaphysic, and Ethics, with John O’Callaghan, edited with an introduction, University of Notre Dame Press, 1999.
  10. Aquinas on Human Nature, ed. with an introduction, Hackett Press, 1999.
  11. “Introduction” to Augustine's Enchiridion on Faith, Hope, and Love, Regnery, 1996.
  12. Dialectic and Narrative in Aquinas: An Interpretation of the Summa Contra Gentiles, Revisions Series, University of Notre Dame Press, 1995.

II. Academic Articles

Forthcoming:

  1. “The Problem of Justice: Anscombe, Solomon, and Radical Virtue Ethics,” in Beyond the Self: Virtue Ethics and the Problem of Culture. Essays in Honor of W. David Solomon, at Baylor University Press, 2019.
  2. “Pascalian Themes in the Writings of Peter Augustine Lawler,” in a volume in honor of Peter Augustine Lawler, edited by Dan Mahoney (Lexington Books).

In print:

  1. “Late Bergman: The Lived Experience of the Absence of God in Faithless and Saraband” in Religions, Vol. 7, No. 12, (December 2016).
  2. “Thomas Aquinas on Justice and the Diversity of Goods,” in Justice through Diversity: A Philosophical and Theological Debate, ed Michael J. Sweeney (Rowman and LIttlefield, 2016), pp. 19-38.
  3. “The Virtue of Science and the Science of Virtue: Descartes’ Overcoming of Socrates” in The Science of Modern Virtue, edited by Peter Lawler and Marc Guerra (Northern Illinois University Press, 2013) pp. 24-45.
  4. “Creation, Nihilism, and Natural Law,” Thomas International Lecture, published in a dual language edition (English and Italian), with an Italian translation and Preface by F. Di Blasi (Rubbettino, Soveria Mannelli, CZ, 2010).
  5. "The Fearful Thoughts of Mortals: Aquinas on Conflict, Self-Knowledge, and the Virtues of Practical Reasoning," Intractable Disputes about the Natural Law: Alasdair MacIntyre and Critics, edited by Lawrence Cunningham, (University of Notre Dame Press, 2009), pp. 273-312.
  6. "Josef Pieper and the Ethics of Virtue," in A Cosmopolitan Hermit: Modernity and Tradition in the Philosophy of Josef Pieper, edited by Bernard Schumacher (The Catholic University of America Press, 2009), pp. 116-140.
  7. "Creation, Gratitude, and Virtue," in the Journal of Law, Philosophy and Culture Vol. III, No. N (2009), pp. 101-114.
  8. "W.E.B. DuBois and Socratic Questioning," in Expositions: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities Volume 2.1 2008, pp. 35-58.
  9. “The University, the Quest, and Student Culture,” in Doing More with Life, edited by Michael Miller (Baylor University Press: 2007), pp. 127-140.
  10. “Subversive Natural Law: MacIntyre and African-American Thought,” in The Death of Metaphysics; The Death of Culture: Epistemology, Metaphysics, and Morality, edited by Mark Cherry, (Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, 2006), pp. 135-150.
  11. “Ethico-Religious Practice in Anselm’s Prayers and Proslogion,” The St. Anselm Journal. 3.1 (2005), pp. 62-75.
  12. “Pascal and the Ethics of Thought,” International Philosophical Quarterly Summer (2005), pp. 203-220.
  13. “MacIntyre, Aquinas, and Politics,” The Review of Politics 66 (2004), pp. 357-383.
  14. "Interpretations of Aquinas's Ethics Since Vatican II," Essays on Aquinas's Ethics, edited by Stephen Pope (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2002).
  15. "In the Wake of the Enlightenment," in Gladly to Learn and Gladly to Teach (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2001), pp. 95-108.
  16. "Portraits of the Artist: Joyce, Nietzsche, and Aquinas," in Beauty, Art, and the Polis, ed. Alice Ramos (Catholic University of America Press, 2000), pp. 117-137.
  17. "Virtue, Natural Law, and Supernatural Solicitation: A Thomistic Interpretation of Shakespeare's Macbeth," with Stacey Hibbs, in Religion and the Arts 5-3 (2001), pp. 273-296.
  18. “Aquinas, Virtue, and Recent Epistemology,” Review of Metaphysics 52 (1999), pp. 573-594.
  19. "Kretzmann's Theism vs. Aquinas's Theism: Interpreting the Summa contra Gentiles," The Thomist 62 (1998), pp. 603-622.
  20. "The Revival of Prudence," in Postmodernism and Christian Philosophy (Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1997), pp. 107-117.
  21. "Ethics and the Turn to Narrative," in Freedom, Virtue, and the Common Good, ed. by C. Hancock (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1995), pp. 194-211.
  22. "MacIntyre's Post-Modern Thomism: On Three Rival Versions of Moral Enquiry," The Thomist 57 (1993), pp. 277-97.
  23. "Transcending Humanity," Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 66 (1992), pp. 191-213.
  24. "Imitatio Christi and Aquinas's Ethics," Communio 18 (1991), pp. 556-73.
  25. "MacIntyre, Tradition, and the Christian Philosopher," The Modern Schoolman 68 (1991), pp. 211-23.
  26. "Divine Irony and the Natural Law: Speculation and Edification in Aquinas," International Philosophical Quarterly 30 (1990), pp. 419-29.
  27. "The Hierarchy of Moral Discourses in Aquinas," American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 64 (1990), pp. 199-214.
  28. "A Rhetoric of Motives: Thomas on Obligation as Rational Persuasion," The Thomist 54 (1990), pp. 293-309.
  29. "Against a Cartesian Reading of Intellectus in Aquinas," The Modern Schoolman 66 (1988), pp. 55-69.
  30. Principles and Prudence," New Scholasticism 61 (1987), pp. 271-84.

III. Popular Publications, Essays, and Book Reviews

Articles:

  1. “’Princess Bride’ at 30,” in Catholic World Report, October 14, 2017.
  2. “The Christian Encounter,” in National Review Online, October 2, 2017.
  3. “The Liberating Power of the Humanities,” in Modern Age, Summer 2017.
  4. “Benedictine Monks Roll Up Their Sleeves and Relish Manual Labor,” in National Review Online, August 5, 2017.
  5. “Facing Extinction, Iraqi Christians Look to America,” in National Review Online, July 28, 2017.
  6. “An Evening with a Monk of Norcia and the Author of ‘The Benedict Option,’” in Catholic World Report, June 12, 2017.
  7. “William Peter Blatty, Between Time and Eternity,” in National Review Online, January 14, 2017.
  8. “Late Bergman: The Lived Experience of the Absence of God in Faithless and Saraband,” in MDPI Religions, December 15, 2016.
  9. “Pope Francis’s ‘Integral Ecology,’” in National Review Online, September 17, 2015.
  10. “The End of the Tour, Irrational Man, and the Question of Nihilism,” in National Review Online, August 20, 2015.
  11. “Cosmos, Crisis, and Thanksgiving: A Reflection on Laudato Si’,” in Catholic World Report June 23, 2015.
  12. “Will the Real Don Draper Please Stand Up?” in National Review Online, May 18, 2015.
  13. “A Cromwell in Our Image and Likeness,” in Catholic World Report, May 13, 2015.
  14. “Through a Glass, Darkly,” in National Review Online, February 23, 2015.
  15. “Is Cinema Art?” in Intercollegiate Review, February 17, 2015.
  16. “Don Draper’s Inferno,” in National Review Online, May 26, 2014.
  17. “The Exorcist at 40,” in National Review Online, October 31, 2013.
  18. “Real Men of West Monroe,” in National Review Online, August 24, 2013.
  19. “Education Nourishes the Soul,” in The Baylor Lariat, April 26, 2013.
  20. “Pope Francis and the Jesuits,” in The Wall Street Journal, March 14, 2013.
  21. “A Heartening Oscar Crop,” in National Review Online, February 22, 2013.
  22. “A Wonderful Life,” in National Review Online, November 21, 2012.
  23. “The Apocalypse is Nigh – So Laugh It Up?” in The Wall Street Journal, June 21, 2012.
  24. “If Sigmund Freud Met C.S. Lewis,” Catholic World Report, April 24, 2012.
  25. “Oscar Surprises,” in National Review Online, February 24, 2012.
  26. “Oscar Nominations: The Year of Sentimental Populism,” in National Review Online, January 24, 2012.
  27. “Stanley Cavell’s Philosophical Improvisations,” in The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 10, 2010.
  28. “Caravaggio’s Sacramental Realism,” in Catholic World Report, August/September 2010.
  29. “Ralph McInerny (1929-2010),” in First Things, April 2010.
  30. “Oscar’s Parochial World,” in First Things, March 8, 2010.
  31. “Children of Lesser Gods,” in First Things, March 3, 2010.
  32. “Held by the Past,” in National Review Online, November 10, 2009.
  33. “Who Is Don Draper?” in National Review Online, August 21, 2009.
  34. “When Art Matters,” in National Review Online, July 31, 2009
  35. “A Life of Faith and Reason,” in National Review Online, April 17, 2009.
  36. “Resurrecting Films,” in National Review Online, April 9, 2009.
  37. “Is It Still a Wonderful Life?” in The Waco Tribune-Herald, November 26, 2008.
  38. “Rouault as Modernist Christian Artist,” in National Review Online, October 31, 2008.
  39. “And the Award Goes...to Arty Nihilism,” in National Review Online, January 5, 2008.
  40. “Mayhem, Manipulation, and Myth,” in National Review Online, December 28, 2007.
  41. “Fort Worth Treasure Chest,” in National Review Online, December 7, 2007.
  42. “Ivy Ideas,” in National Review Online, September 13, 2007.
  43. “Artist & Artisan,” in National Review Online, August 3, 2007.
  44. “Dead Body Porn: The Grotesqueries of the ‘Body World’ Exhibit,” in The New Atlantis, January 2007.
  45. “The Passion of Two Filmmakers,” in National Review Online, December 21, 2006.
  46. “Shocking Display Relies on Society’s Morbid Voyeurism,” The Dallas Morning News, December 17, 2006.
  47. “College Kids Get Brains, No Soul,” in The Dallas Morning News, August 20, 2006.
  48. “Juvenile List,” in National Review Online, December 29, 2005.
  49. “Violence/Desire,” in National Review Online, November 1, 2005.
  50. “He Lived the Splendor of Truth,” in National Review Online, April 2, 2005.
  51. “Comedy & Tragedy,” in National Review Online, March 24, 2005.
  52. “60 Minutes of High Drama,” in National Review Online, February 21, 2005.
  53. “2004 on Film,” in National Review Online, December 30, 2004.
  54. “David Brudnoy Signs Off,” in National Review Online, December 12, 2004.
  55. “Dante at Halloween,” in National Review Online, October 29, 2004.
  56. “The Mafia, Misunderstood,” in National Review Online, September 29, 2004.
  57. “Ugly American Basketball,” in National Review Online, August 16, 2004.
  58. “Friends is No Seinfeld,” in National Review Online, May 7, 2004.
  59. “Kurosawa Kills Bill,” in National Review Online, December 29, 2003.

Book Reviews:

  1. Review of The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America by Rick Wartzman, in National Review Online, August 31, 2017.
  2. Review of The Invisible Hand in Popular Culture: Liberty vs. Aughority in American Film and TV by Paul A. Cantor, in National Review Online, January 2013.
  3. Review of Between Athens and Jerusalem: Philosophy, Prophecy, and Politics in Leo Strauss’s Early Thought by David Janssens, in First Things, April 8, 2010.
  4. Review of The Modern Philosophical Revolution: The Luminosity of Existence by David Walsh, in First Things, December 2009.
  5. Review of The Third Revelation by Ralph McInerny, National Review Online, July 10, 2009.
  6. Review of Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate by Terry Eagleton, in First Things Blog, May 18, 2009.
  7. Review of The Writings of Charles De Koninck, Volume 1 by Charles De Koninck, in First Things, February 2009.
  8. Review of Wor on Oneself: Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Psychology by Fergus Kerr, in First Things, January 2009.
  9. Review of God and the Between by William Desmond, in First Things, December 2008.
  10. Review of Money for Art: The Tangled Web of Art and Politics in American Democracy by Dana Gioia, in National Review Online, November 26, 2008.
  11. Review of The Open Secret: A New Vision for Natural Theology by Alister E. McGrath, in First Things, August/September 2008.
  12. Review of Counter-Experiences: Reading Jean-Luc Marion, in First Things, March 2008.
  13. Review of The Law of God: The Philosophical History of an Idea by Rémi Brague, in First Things, November 2007.
  14. Review of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling, in National Review Online, July 23, 2007.
  15. Review of A World Beyond Politics?: A Defense of the Nation-State by Pierre Manent, in First Things, February 2007.
  16. Review of Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi, in National Review Online, November 3, 2006.
  17. Review of Truth: A Guide by Simon Blackburn, in First Things, November 2006.
  18. Review of A Canticle for Liebowitz by Walter Miller, in National Review Online, October 10, 2006.
  19. Review of Angels and Demons by Dan Brown, in National Review Online, June 15, 2006.
  20. Review of The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, in National Review Online, May 19, 2006.
  21. Review of Edith Stein: A Philosophical Prologue 1913-1922 by Alasdair MacIntyre, in First Things, May 2006.
  22. Review of Philosophical Myths of the Fall by Stephen Mulhall, in First Things, February 2006.
  23. Review of Evil in Modern Thought: An Alternative History of Philosophy by Susan Neiman, in The Weekly Standard, June 9, 2003.
  24. Review of Truth and Truthfulness: An Essay in Genealogy by Bernard Williams, in The Weekly Standard, April 7, 2003.
  25. Review of The Ancient and the Moderns: Rethinking Modernity by Stanley Rosen, in The Weekly Standard, November 25, 2002.
  26. Review of Metaphysics in Ordinary Language by Stanley Rosen, in The Weekly Standard, November 25, 2002.
  27. Review of The Question of Being: A Reversal of Heidegger by Stanley Rosen, in The Weekly Standard, November 25, 2002.
  28. Review of The Making of a Philosopher: My Journey Through Twentieth- Century Philosophy by Colin McGinn, in The Weekly Standard, July 15, 2002.
  29. Review of Thomas Reid and the Story of Epistemology by Nicholas Wolterstorff, in The Weekly Standard, December 24, 2001.
  30. Review of Warranted Christian Belief by Alvin Plantinga, in The Weekly Standard, December 24, 2001.

Movie Reviews:

  1. Review of T2: Trainspotting, in National Review Online, April 1, 2017.
  2. Review of Silence, in National Review Online, February 25, 2017.
  3. Review of Son of Saul, in National Review Online, April 23, 2016.
  4. Review of Gemma Bovery, in National Review Online, June 25, 2015.
  5. Review of The Gambler, in National Review Online, December 24, 2014.
  6. Review of Obvious Child, in National Review Online, July 2014.
  7. Review of Locke, in National Review Online, May 22, 2014.
  8. Review of Her, in National Review Online, January 11, 2014.
  9. Review of The Wolf of Wall Street, in National Review Online, December 27, 2013.
  10. Review of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, in National Review Online, December 21, 2013.
  11. Review of Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington, in National Review Online, November 2013.
  12. Review of 12 Years a Slave, in National Review Online, October 19, 2013.
  13. Review of Blue Jasmine, in National Review Online, August 16, 2013.
  14. Review of To the Wonder, in National Review Online, April 18, 2013.
  15. Review of The Hobbit, in National Review Online, December 14, 2012.
  16. Review of The Dark Knight Rises, in National Review Online, July 20, 2012.
  17. Review of Blue Like Jazz, in The Catholic World Report, May 18, 2012.
  18. Review of Damsels in Distress, in National Review Online, April 20, 2012.
  19. Review of Young Adult, in First Things, January 30, 2012.
  20. Review of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, in National Review Online, July 15, 2011.
  21. Review of Tree of Life, in First Things, July 5, 2011.
  22. Review of Midnight in Paris, in National Review Online, June 20, 2011.
  23. Review of Of Gods and Men, in National Review Online, March 18, 2011.
  24. Review of The Adjustment Bureau, in National Review Online, March 4, 2011.
  25. Review of The Tempest, in First Things, December 16, 2010.
  26. Review of Avatar, in National Review Online, April 22, 2010.
  27. Review of Up in the Air, in National Review Online, December 11, 2009.
  28. Review of The Blind Side, in National Review Online, November 25, 2009.
  29. Review of The Twilight Saga: New Moon, in National Review Online, November 20, 2009.
  30. Review of Paris, in National Review Online, October 2, 2009.
  31. Review of Fame, in National Review Online, September 25, 2009.
  32. Review of Bandslam, in National Review Online, August 14, 2009.
  33. Review of Funny People, in National Review Online, August 7, 2009.
  34. Review of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, in National Review Online, July 20, 2009.
  35. Review of Public Enemies, in National Review Online, July 3, 2009.
  36. Review of Summer Hours, in National Review Online, May 29, 2009.
  37. Review of Terminator Salvation, in National Review Online, May 22, 2009.
  38. Review of Angels and Demons, in National Review Online, May 15, 2009.
  39. Review of Testimony: The Untold Story of Pope John Paul II, in National Review Online, May 8, 2009.
  40. Review of Gomorrah, in National Review Online, March 6, 2009.
  41. Review of Revolutionary Road, in National Review Online, January 30, 2009.
  42. Review of Doubt, in National Review Online, January 16, 2009.
  43. Review of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, in National Review Online, December 23, 2008.
  44. Review of Valkyrie, in National Review Online, December 23, 2008.
  45. Review of A Christmas Tale, in National Review Online, November 21, 2008.
  46. Review of Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired, in National Review Online, September 19, 2008.
  47. Review of The Miracle Worker, in National Review Online, September 8, 2008.
  48. Review of Elegy, in National Review Online, September 5, 2008.
  49. Review of The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning, in National Review Online, August 29, 2008.
  50. Review of Vicky Cristina Barcelona, in National Review Online, August 29, 2008.
  51. Review of Tell No One, in National Review Online, July 25, 2008.
  52. Review of Bloodline, in National Review Online, July 11, 2008.
  53. Review of Hancock, in National Review Online, July 9, 2008.
  54. Review of Get Smart, in National Review Online, June 20, 2008.
  55. Review of The Happening, in National Review Online, June 17, 2008.
  56. Review of Kung Fu Panda, in National Review Online, June 13, 2008.
  57. Review of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, in National Review Online, May 22, 2008.
  58. Review of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, in National Review Online, May 16, 2008.
  59. Review of 101 Dalmatians, in National Review Online, May 16, 2008.
  60. Review of The Band’s Visit, in National Review Online, February 29, 2008.
  61. Review of The Spiderwick Chronicles, in National Review Online, February 22, 2008.
  62. Review of 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days, in National Review Online, February 15, 2008.
  63. Review of Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus, in National Review Online, February 8, 2008.
  64. Review of Persepolis, in National Review Online, February 1, 2008.
  65. Review of There Will Be Blood, in National Review Online, January 18, 2008.
  66. Review of The Orphanage, in National Review Online, January 11, 2008.
  67. Review of Into Great Silence, in National Review Online, December 21, 2007.
  68. Review of Bee Movie, in National Review Online, November 9, 2007.
  69. Review of La Vie en Rose, in National Review Online, July 30, 2007.
  70. Review of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, in National Review Online, July 11, 2007.
  71. Review of Live Free or Die Hard, in National Review Online, July 2, 2007.
  72. Review of Ratatouille, in National Review Online, June 29, 2007.
  73. Review of Angel-A, in National Review Online, June 22, 2007.
  74. Review of Nancy Drew, in National Review Online, June 15, 2007.
  75. Review of Shrek the Third, in National Review Online, May 21, 2007.
  76. Review of Home of the Brave, in National Review Online, May 11, 2007.
  77. Review of Disturbia, in National Review Online, April 23, 2007.
  78. Review of God Grew Tired of Us, in National Review Online, February 22, 2007.
  79. Review of Factory Girl, in National Review Online, February 16, 2007.
  80. Review of Flannel Pajamas, in National Review Online, February 1, 2007.
  81. Review of Pan’s Labyrinth, in National Review Online, January 22, 2007.
  82. Review of Volver, in National Review Online, January 12, 2007.
  83. Review of Freedom Writers, in National Review Online, January 5, 2007.
  84. Review of Children of Men, in National Review Online, January 3, 2007.
  85. Review of Night at the Museum, in National Review Online, December 27, 2006.
  86. Review of Eragon, in National Review Online, December 19, 2006.
  87. Review of Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, in National Review Online, November 22, 2006.
  88. Review of Ant Bully, in National Review Online, August 3, 2006.
  89. Review of The Lady in the Water, in National Review Online, July 31, 2006.
  90. Review of Monster House, in National Review Online, July 27, 2006.
  91. Review of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, in National Review Online, July 8, 2006.
  92. Review of Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, in National Review Online, June 30, 2006.
  93. Review of Superman Returns, in National Review Online, June 28, 2006.
  94. Review of Duma, in National Review Online, March 31, 2006.
  95. Review of Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, in National Review Online, February 17, 2006.
  96. Review of Match Point, in National Review Online, January 20, 2006.
  97. Review of Hostel, in National Review Online, January 13, 2006.
  98. Review of Brokeback Mountain, in National Review Online, January 6, 2006.
  99. Review of King Kong, in National Review Online, December 19, 2005.
  100. Review of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, in National Review Online, November 28, 2005.
  101. Review of To Kill a Mockingbird, in National Review Online, October 19, 2005.
  102. Review of The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, in National Review Online, October 14, 2005.
  103. Review of Corpse Bride, in National Review Online, September 30, 2005.
  104. Review of Cronicas, in National Review Online, August 9, 2005.
  105. Review of The Fantastic Four, in National Review Online, July 15, 2005.
  106. Review of Dark Water, in National Review Online, July 11, 2005.
  107. Review of Batman Begins, in National Review Online, June 15, 2005.
  108. Review of Howl’s Moving Castle, in National Review Online, June 10, 2005.
  109. Review of Madagascar, in National Review Online, May 31, 2005.
  110. Review of The Longest Yard, in National Review Online, May 27, 2005.
  111. Review of Palindromes, in National Review Online, May 16, 2005.
  112. Review of Sin City, in National Review Online, April 8, 2005.
  113. Review of The Ring Two, in National Review Online, March 18, 2005.
  114. Review of Million Dollar Baby, in National Review Online, February 28, 2005.
  115. Review of The Assassination of Richard Nixon, in National Review Online, January 21, 2005.
  116. Review of Hotel Rwanda, in National Review Online, January 18, 2005.
  117. Review of White Noise, in National Review Online, January 10, 2005.
  118. Review of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, in National Review Online, December 17, 2004.
  119. Review of Sideways, in National Review Online, December 13, 2004.
  120. Review of The Machinist, in National Review Online, December 3, 2004.
  121. Review of The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie, in National Review Online, November 24, 2004.
  122. Review of Bad Education, in National Review Online, November 19, 2004.
  123. Review of After the Sunset, in National Review Online, November 17, 2004.
  124. Review of The Grudge, in National Review Online, October 22, 2004.
  125. Review of Exorcist: The Beginning, in National Review Online, August 27, 2004.
  126. Review of Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie, in National Review Online, August 20, 2004.
  127. Review of Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, in National Review Online, August 13, 2004.
  128. Review of Spider-Man 2, in National Review Online, July 9, 2004.
  129. Review of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, in National Review Online, June 14, 2004.
  130. Review of The Day After Tomorrow, in National Review Online, June 1, 2004.
  131. Review of Shrek 2, in National Review Online, May 25, 2004.
  132. Review of Kill Bill Vol. 2, in National Review Online, April 23, 2004.
  133. Review of Ella Enchanted, in National Review Online, April 20, 2004.
  134. Review of The Passion of the Christ, in National Review Online, April 9, 2004.
  135. Review of The Last Samurai, in National Review Online, December 5, 2003.
  136. Review of Haunted Mansion, in National Review Online, December 1, 2003.
  137. Review of Matrix Revolutions, in National Review Online, November 10, 2003.
  138. Review of Mystic River, in National Review Online, November 3, 2003.
  139. Review of Radio, in National Review Online, October 29, 2003.
  140. Review of Intolerable Cruelty, in National Review Online, October 20, 2003.
  141. Review of Luther, in National Review Online, October 9, 2003.
  142. Review of Lost in Translation, in National Review Online, October 3, 2003.
  143. Review of The Lord of the Rings, in National Review Online, February 3, 2002.
  144. Review of Session 9, in National Review Online, August 25, 2001.

Media

I. Radio Interviews

More than 100 interviews, primarily on the book Shows about Nothing, including WBUR’s “The Connection” with Christopher Leydon, WBZ’s “David Brudnoy Show,” nationally syndicated NPR shows “On the Media” and “All Things Considered,” and local NPR stations in Ann Arbor, MI, Dallas, TX, and Rochester, NY.

II. Newspaper and Online Interviews

Quoted in articles in The Boston Globe, Boston Herald, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Fort-Worth Gazette, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Christian Science Monitor, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The New York Times, and ABCNEWS.COM Online.

Lectures

I. Academic Lectures in Philosophy and Theology:

More than 50 including lectures at the American Philosophical Association (Eastern and Pacific Divisions); and the University of Chicago, the University of Virginia, St. Louis University, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Aberdeen, Depauw University, Villanova University, Boston College, Brigham Young University. Study Thomas Aquinas,” at University of Texas, Austin, April 17, 2009.

II. Lectures on Film, Art, and Higher Education

More than 50 lectures, including at Baylor University, Boston College, Boston University, Creighton University, Dallas Baptist University, King’s College, Merrimack College, St. Anselm’s College, Rhodes College, Scranton University, University of Notre Dame, University of Oklahoma, University of St. Thomas.