The Kindness of Enemies
Leila Aboulela, 338 pp. Grove Press, 2015.
Martin Scorsese’s take on God
What spirituality triggers the great director? What is his idea of Catholicism? Complex questions, fueled by the fact that his films often address spiritual subjects
Cracks in the armor
A painter reflects on his work as an artist
Giotto di Bondone: The birth of Christ
A classical masterpiece by Giotto depicting the Christmas story
Art builds peace
Pianist and composer Eric Genuis aims to transmit beauty through his music—and for some, his concerts are 90 minutes of freedom
The harmony among us
By Jade Giacobbe
By Michele Genisio
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry liked to be in the sky. He was an aviator with a pilot’s typical boldness, and at times he seemed to border on the edge of arrogance. His personality was exuberant; he knew how to attract attention, and he was domineering.
At the same time, he had softer traits — he was a dreamer, kind, always smiling yet thoughtful — and these made him mysterious and fascinating. These poetic traits burst forth even more when he took up his pen.
A master of language
450 years after his death, Shakespeare’s works are still alive. But who was he?