McG Media’s founder is a culture columnist for America magazine, the national weekly published for 100+ years by the Jesuits in the United States. Check out the columns via the links below:
Proud and impoverished in the ‘Heartland’: an interview with Sarah Smarsh
How should we respond to the Kavanaugh hearing?
Sacha Baron Cohen searches for America. Don’t be shocked by what he finds.
Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway magic trick
Can a college course teach students how to date?
The Passions of Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan
Startling Strangeness and The Shape of Water
Dave Chappelle and the ‘Imperfect Allies’ the #MeToo Movement Needs
Jann Wenner made Rolling Stone in his image. Now he doesn’t like what he sees
Elegy for a Heartbreaker: Tom Petty and the simple beauty of song
An Epiphany with Sir Paul: Music as Communion In the era of Trump
Stay Positive–Craig Finn, Punk Rock and the Longing for Something Bigger (w/video)
Are We Living in an Al Franken Moment?
Are there lessons to be learned from Bernie Madoff in the Trump era?
What can WWII propaganda films teach us in the era of fake news?
What can one black man’s outreach to the Ku Klux Klan teach us about healing?
5 tips for students engaging in politics on campus: Anxiety is the new reality for undocumented students across the US
In Defense of Institutions: has President Trump awakened a giant?
Moonlight and Manhood: A meditation on manhood, suffering and the boundless ache for human connection
You Don’t Do God Alone: America’s greatest contribution to religious thought, the 12 steps of AA
Help Your Brothers: In Defense of Suffering
A Rite of Service: Why have we become abstractions to one another as citizens
Misinformation Age: Changing the narrative regarding Islam in the United States and Europe
College Orientation: An overview of both the ever-evolving issues and the evergreen ones
Traces of The Transcendent: The hurdle to belief has more to do with imagination than information
Credo…: I Don’t Believe in That God Either
Sinatra’s Century: The legacy of a tough guy with a heartbreaking voice
Deep, Dark Truthful Memoir: Elvis Costello’s new memoir Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink
Data-Determinism: In the age of Big Data, metrics and efficiency are the lifeblood of our technocracy
Our Moment of Zen: Saying Goodbye to Jon Stewart
Gazillions of Mockingbird Fans Might Be Wrong!
No, No, No…The Short Life and Tragic Death of Amy Winehouse
‘God Only Knows’: Brian Wilson’s teenage symphony to God
Black is…Huh?: I get the feeling that Dolezal aches to be the poster child for a conversation on race
Four Questions Before College: The last year of high school has become a battleground…
Full Immersion Therapy: It’s spring break time; do you know where your college age children are?
A Requiem for Truthiness: Stephen Colbert we hardly knew ye…
The Moviegoers: Calvary is brilliantly existential and Catholic
An Age of Consent: How have you reconciled a one-dimensional rule with your three-dimensional life?
A Fellowship Grows in Brooklyn: a Rabbi, a Jewish Painter and a Catholic Musician Walk into a Coffee Shop…
A Revolution Recalled: When The Beatles Came to Town
Phone calls, Postcards & Pete Seeger, or: How I once wrote a song with an American icon without him really knowing it
Ray Davies…Rock’s Binx Bolling
Signal/Noise: The Tower of Babel in the digital age
‘Who Am I to Judge?’
The Sexual Devolution
Boom and Bust