About Cathleen Falsani

Cathleen is the award-winning religion columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and author of the new book, The Dude Abides: The Gospel According to the Coen Brothers.

The Coenmandments: Thou Shalt Take It Easy, Man

By October 9, 2009

While marked by murder, mayhem, deception, and all manner of chaos, there is an order—a moral order—to the world depicted in Joel and Ethan Coen’s films. That’s the good news. The bad news is that when the moral order is … Read More

Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski: One of the Lamed Vovnik?

By October 6, 2009

In the Book of Genesis, the author tells the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, two cities destroyed by God’s wrath for their unrepentant lasciviousness. Before hellfire and brimstone rain down on the twin towns, Abraham, God’s chosen dude, argues with … Read More

The Coen Brothers: Serious(ly Funny) Men

By October 5, 2009

Cathleen Falsani is the religion columnist for the Chicago Sun Times and the author of  The Dude Abides: The Gospel According to the Coen Brothers. She is guest blogging on Jewcy all week, and this is her first post.   … Read More