Angela Parker rethinks the idea of “angry black women” through her reading of the biblical character Herodias.
Willow Mindich explores how memory affects our understanding of truth and the self.
Peter Herman’s depression helps him nurture empathy and compassion with those who suffer most under a racist regime.
In this poem by T. M. Lawson, a woman visits her mother in the hospital to say goodbye.
Erin Steinke looks for “a hieroglyph in dust and root” while hunting the storm.
Tomi Oredein offers her take on some of the beautiful ways we are human.
Jason Byassee finds religion reemerging in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Katherine James contemplates the fleetingness of beauty as she faces cancer and aging.
Zen Hess wants Christians to resist individualism and transience with a rooted theology of place.
Julie M. Hamilton views the embodied art of Lia Chavez in the light of ancient spiritual practices.
Musician Sus Long on how she learned to stop watching men’s mouths.
Mark Wyatt has been photographing unfamous people wherever he goes since 1980.
Zach Czaia examines Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me from the perspective of a Catholic high school English teacher.
Taylor Ross considers how the recent unmasking of Elena Ferrante reveals a fundamental misunderstanding of language and literature.
In reviewing Doug Merlino’s Beast, Luann Anderson journeys into the misunderstood world of mixed martial arts (MMA) and the athletes behind the sport.
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