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The Happiest Place on Earth

Last week, while visiting my father and sister in Florida, I took what I’m quite sure will be my last roller coaster ride, “Expedition Everest,” the latest spectacularly elaborate attraction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The New Yorker film critic Anthony Lane wrote an essay about the rich and strange art and mindset of Walt Disney, […]

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What Does It Mean To Be Mechanical?

How naturally the subject of God and what it means to be good flows into the subject of the next Parabola theme: Man and Machine. In this space and in the readers’ forums, correspondents have shared comments and questions that revolve around the observation (that was also St. Paul’s) that we cannot do the good […]