Film & TelevisionOctober 24, 2014

A Broken Person Taking Care of Broken People

The Overnighters is a fascinating new documentary portrait of Pastor Jay Reinke and the laborers of the fracking boomtown of Williston, ND.

PoetryOctober 22, 2014

Grease Poet

A poem by Richard King Perkins II

LiteratureOctober 22, 2014

Welcome to Trace Italian

John Darnielle’s new novel Wolf in White Van dispenses its existentialism in small but clearly marked doses.

Music & Performing ArtsOctober 20, 2014

In Conversation with Lecrae

Charles Carman and Lecrae caught up on art, regionalism, double speak and empathy on the recent Phoenix stop of his Anomaly tour.

Visual ArtOctober 14, 2014

From the Roster: Stephanie Imbeau

Rebecca Locke on Stephanie Imbeau’s site-specific sculpture and installations

LiteratureOctober 12, 2014

Letters from Fairyland

With the recent publication of Italo Calvino’s letters, we can learn how he wanted his work in fiction to “subtract weight,” to relieve human burdens.

Visual ArtOctober 7, 2014

The House Shows Project

Elizabeth Dark Wiley’s interview with Andrew Hendrixson…

Film & TelevisionOctober 6, 2014

Saint Fred

“You can ask a lot of questions about the world and your place in it. You can ask about people’s feelings; you can learn the sky’s the limit.”

—Fred Rogers, “Did You Know?”

BlogOctober 3, 2014

David Foster Wallace: In His Own Words

on the new audiobook from Little, Brown Publishers

BlogOctober 2, 2014


A poem by Timothy E.G. Bartel

HumanitySeptember 30, 2014

CTRL-F Mindset

“We can be knowledgeable with other man’s knowledge, but we can’t be wise with other man’s wisdom.” ~ Montaigne

Music & Performing ArtsSeptember 29, 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.

HumanitySeptember 29, 2014

Stores as Magic Places

Furtive buying in solitude, or in the company of a favorite friend, is the only kind of buying I would permit in an ideal world.