Kathryn Harrison's longtime fascination with the Catholic Church finds its ultimate expression, and biggest challenge, in this biography of Joan of Arc.
11 Dec 2014
André Vauchez's presentation of this Umbrian knight turned "poor and begging" imitator of Christ proves as fascinating and debatable as the Man from Galilee whom the Poor Man of Assisi tried to emulate.
02 May 2013
One of television's most beautiful shows -- like Game of Thrones but with 100% more Popes -- explores the idea of historical fiction in its occasionally stunning second season, with a finalé for the ages.
27 Mar 2013
Jim Gavin's background (a stint assisting Jeopardy, working for a plumbing firm and other odd jobs) enables him to present "middle men" striving to get by or get ahead as equals, not from a position of condescension, parody, or romanticism.
10 Feb 2013
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