Tom Deignan

A regular NCR contributor, Tom Deignan teaches humanities and English at the City University of New York, and is working on a book about immigration.

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Revisiting controversial 'Doubt' as it returns to Broadway

James McBride keeps us guessing in 'The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store'

'Lincoln's God' holds magnifying glass to Civil War president's faith

Octavia Butler's American parables are a realistic sci-fi vision of life after apocalypse

75 years later, 'Prince of Darkness' continues to humanize priesthood

Book aims to undo the tangles of race and Catholicism

'Sopranos' creator David Chase talks about Catholicism, 1967 Newark Rebellion

20 years later, what can Russo's 'Empire Falls' teach us about Catholic faith?

This Christmas, let's return to 'The Twilight Zone'

History and tragedy linger in 'Ghosts of the Missing'

'Voyage of Mercy' tells resonant story of Americans aiding starving Ireland

Book on Civil War era activists has parallels to present moment

Act of resistance leaves unsettling questions

Portrait of Trump supporters misses key questions

'Eunice' captures Shriver's complexities

The Bobby Kennedy we'd want today

The long life of America's 'worst' Catholics