Matthew Walther is a media fellow at the Institute for Human Ecology. He is editor of The Lamp, a bimonthly Catholic magazine. He is also a contributing Opinion writer at The New York Times. He was previously a national correspondent for The Week, where he wrote a daily column on American life for four years. He has contributed essays, articles, and reviews on religious and literary themes, from the lives of other eminent English Catholics such as Msgr. Ronald Knox and Evelyn Waugh to ghost stories, baseball, Lena Dunham, and the role of champagne in the writings of various socialist worthies to a wide number of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, The New York Post, The Spectator, Prospect, First Things, The Catholic Herald, The National Catholic Register, The Critic, National Review, and many others. He has discussed his writing on Fox News, All Things Considered, and numerous other radio programs and podcasts. His work has also been featured many times on The Drudge Report, Real Clear Politics, C.N.N., and Arts and Letters Daily. He lives with his wife, Lydia, and their four children, Thisbe, Violet, John, and Sylvia, in rural Southwest Michigan.