Film & TelevisionAugust 26, 2014

Quotidian Magic

By skirting the momentous events of childhood and allowing its gaze to rest gracefully on the quotidian, Boyhood evokes what is wondrous and memorable in everyday life.

HumanityAugust 22, 2014

The Ice Bucket Challenge

The world that ought to be ought to be a world without diseases.

Carrie Givens’ personal story of ALS and how, though the #IceBucketChallenge’s mode of promoting ‘awareness’ seems superficial, she’s glad for it.

PoetryAugust 21, 2014


A poem by Marjorie Maddox

Visual ArtAugust 20, 2014

Andrew Wyeth Painted Me Home

“I think one’s art goes as far and as deep as one’s love goes. I see no reason for painting but that. If I have anything to offer, it is my emotional contact with the place where I live and the people I do.” ~ Andrew Wyeth

Film & TelevisionAugust 18, 2014

Bearing New Images

The hope of Hayao Miyazaki as discussed in Turning Point: 1997-2008, a collection of translated interviews, public statements, essays, etc., compiled from the years he directed Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Howl’s Moving Castle.

BlogAugust 15, 2014

Awe, Alarm, and Hope

In which we remind you, as an arts publication, that these times of anguish are also of hope…

Film & TelevisionAugust 15, 2014

Jim Jarmusch: Expect the Unexpected

This deflation of expectations is Jarmusch’s stock and trade: for his myopic outsiders and befuddled innocents, simple survival often replaces wish fulfillment as the immediate goal.

PoetryAugust 14, 2014


You said how often pleasure reads as loss—

HumanityAugust 13, 2014

Beauty at Session House

… though beauty has saved and will save, beauty will also destroy the world.

Visual ArtAugust 12, 2014

From the Roster: Nicole Marie Mueller

…pursuing a balance of chaos and control in repetitious patterns

HumanityAugust 11, 2014

Certain Tides

We build our lives, it seems, on the narrowest speculation of possibility; we make our homes on the edge of an island on the verge of erosion.

BlogAugust 11, 2014

A Computer Made for Art

There’s more art on the Internet than in every gallery and museum on Earth.

HumanityAugust 8, 2014

What Your Wine Label Says About You

Admit it. If you buy wine like the rest of us, labels are everything. Herein Drew Dernavich scrutinizes the art and design of wine labels simultaneously scrutinizing YOU.

PoetryAugust 7, 2014

August Sunset on City Glass

A poem by Charles F. Thielman

Film & TelevisionAugust 1, 2014

A Review of ‘Calvary’

We look to religious figures to carry our theological baggage on this road.