Joseph Kellard's Articles
Philosophy, Politics & Rights
Celebrating the Lives and Values of 9/11 Casualties
Joseph Kellard September 10, 2021
On 9/11, let’s remember not only the death-worshipping nature of the faith-driven creatures who planned and committed these atrocities but, more important, the life-loving nature of the rational people who lost their lives that day.
Arts & Culture
Innovators in Sculpture and Innovators in Painting by Dianne Durante
Joseph Kellard August 18, 2021
Dianne Durante's Innovators in Sculpture and Innovators in Painting transform a monumental topic into a manageable form, helping readers to better understand and appreciate the work of artistic trailblazers.
Arts & Culture, Good Living, Politics & Rights
Barbara Corcoran’s Excellent Advice for Women in Business
Joseph Kellard June 9, 2021
In essence, Corcoran holds that women can succeed in the business world if they focus on their goals, strategize and compete to demonstrate their value, and dismiss as non-essential such matters as gender and irrational prejudices.
Arts & Culture
Ordinary People (1980), Directed by Robert Redford
Joseph Kellard December 4, 2020
As mental health issues abound in America and beyond, this Academy Award-winning film remains as relevant today as it was when released forty years ago.
Education & Parenting, Science & Technology
Thinking Critically about Climate Change
Joseph Kellard October 23, 2020
I urge you to reconsider the doomsday claims of the climate catastrophists, dig for more facts from various sources, and go by your own judgment. Your life and flourishing depend on it.
Arts & Culture, Good Living, History
How Travel Can Foster a Personal Renaissance
Joseph Kellard September 17, 2020
I once found it difficult to relate to the excitement travelers expressed at walking the same streets their heroes did centuries earlier. Not so after walking through cities where a hero of mine revolutionized art and science.
Arts & Culture, History
Miami Beach’s Art Deco Answer to the Great Depression
Joseph Kellard February 28, 2020
Miami Beach boasts the world’s greatest concentration of art deco buildings, which reflect a distinct era in American history—along with the can-do attitude that has defined the nation.
Arts & Culture, History, Politics & Rights
Washington Crossing the Delaware: A Beacon of the American Spirit
Joseph Kellard July 4, 2019
“This is a picture,” reads one description of Emmanuel Leutze‘s masterpiece, “by the sight of which, in this weary and exhausted time, one can recover health and strength. . . . [It] has power to work upon the hearts, and inflame the spirits of all that behold it.”
Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty by John M. Barry
Joseph Kellard June 1, 2018
What led a devout Puritan minister to precede Thomas Jefferson in calling for a separation between church and state? John M. Barry answers this question.
Arts & Culture, Reviews
Seeing Central Park: The Official Guide to the World’s Greatest Urban Park, by Sara Cedar Miller
Joseph Kellard February 20, 2017
Joseph Kellard reviews Seeing Central Park: The Unofficial Guide to the World’s Greatest Urban Park, by Sara Cedar Miller.
Arts & Culture
Bergdorf Goodman’s Christmas Windows Celebrate Art and Capitalism
Joseph Kellard December 17, 2014
The extravagant window displays at Bergdorf Goodman department store on New York’s Fifth Avenue are a popular draw this time of year, and for good reason. These dazzling arrangements entice pedestrians into the store and inspire crowds to stop, snap photos, and marvel. The artful windows celebrate commerce, wealth, and high-end goods.
Event: “The Gold Standard: Both Good and Necessary”
Joseph Kellard October 29, 2014
The Gold Standard Institute will host presentations on the moral foundation of capitalism and the need for a gold-based monetary system. The November 1 event in Manhattan, “The Gold Standard: Both Good and Necessary,” will feature economist Keith Weiner, who will speak on “The Urgency of the Gold Standard”; and philosopher Andrew Bernstein, who will present “The Moral Basis of Capitalism.”
Arts & Culture
Richard Berenholtz on Photographing the Rise of 432 Park Avenue
Joseph Kellard October 4, 2014
Renowned photographer Richard Berenholtz has been commissioned to document the construction of 432 Park Avenue, a building that, at nearly 1,400 feet will be the tallest residential tower in New York and the Western Hemisphere. Joseph Kellard recently talked with Berenholtz about his work on 432 Park, Manhattan’s ever-changing skyline, and his fascination with the construction process.