LiteratureSeptember 22, 2014

Roberto Bolaño: Never Kill a Child

A review of Monica Maristain’s new book Bolaño: A Biography in Conversations, an interweaving of biographical narrative and interviews conducted with Bolaño, a man of contradictions, both farouche and loving.

Film & TelevisionSeptember 19, 2014

Why Pick the Old Bones?

In a violent world, violence is inherent to truth telling.

PoetrySeptember 18, 2014

Spider

A poem by Joel Looper

Visual ArtSeptember 17, 2014

Art for Everyone

ArtEverywhereUS.org answers: what about those for whom exposure to art isn’t readily available, or those whose negligible or nonexistent interest in art prevents them from seeking out opportunities to view it?

Music & Performing ArtsSeptember 16, 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS: Festival of Faith and Music

We’re excited to announce a new partnership with Calvin College’s Festival of Faith and Music to solicit academic papers that will subsequently be published on the site.

Visual ArtSeptember 15, 2014

Winogrand: Pre-selfie Street Photographer

Madison Peace’s reflection on multiple visits to the Gary Winogrand retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

PoetrySeptember 10, 2014

END SOLO

A poem by Stacey Tran

HumanitySeptember 10, 2014

Working Classes

Philip Levine and Studs Terkel on the meaning of labor.

Music & Performing ArtsSeptember 9, 2014

On Good Folk, Good Land

Charles Carman’s quick chat with Ben Hardesty, lead singger of VA folk outfit The Last Bison.

Music & Performing ArtsSeptember 5, 2014

In Celebration of Esoteric Spectacle: Operatic Observations

My wider life experiences—Bugs Bunny and History of Italian Opera and hating piano lessons and studying art history and and being ashamed of my elitism and being fiercely protective of the possibilities of art—don’t displace my experience of opera: they augment it.

Music & Performing ArtsSeptember 4, 2014

It’s Opera Season

If you had a habit like that, a pleasurable habit, but without the cost or cancer, a habit that wouldn’t kill you, a habit whose only downside was that it prevented you from enjoying opera, you’d keep it, right?

PoetrySeptember 4, 2014

Him and She

A poem by Amanda Ryan

LiteratureSeptember 3, 2014

I Know What You Read this Summer

Reader, rescue yourself—don’t click on the lists.

LiteratureAugust 29, 2014

David Bentley Hart’s The Experience of God

Evidence for or against God, if it is there, saturates every moment of the experience of existence, every employment of reason, every act of consciousness, every encounter with the world around us.

PoetryAugust 28, 2014

Summer Sijo 3

A poem by Timothy E. G. Bartel