Patrick Timmis

Beauty as capital

Your first response when you hear that someone goes to University of Virginia or Notre Dame is likely — “Oh, I hear the campus is beautiful.” You might also know that Virginia has a great law [...]

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Book review: ‘Bring up the Bodies’

The top song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1965 was a cover by the British group Herman’s Hermits. It had only one verse, repeated ad nauseum: “I’m Henery the Eighth, I am. Henery the [...]

Q & A: Meghan Cox Gurdon

Meghan Cox Gurdon is the children’s books reviewer for the Wall Street Journal. After working as a foreign correspondent in Hong Kong, Japan, Somalia, London, Ireland, and Cambodia, she retired and moved back to the States. [...]

Francis I elected to papacy

“I announce to you with great joy: we have a Pope.” Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, appeared on the Vatican balcony as Francis I at 8:12 p.m. local time. The crowd immediately erupted with cries of “Habemus [...]