Raynard Lalo (whose Hopi name is Tawma, meaning “singer”) has been creating traditional kachina carvings since the age of 15.
American Mythologies, #4: The Catcher in the Rye is a sophomoric over-rated novel about teen angst
Over the years, our ideas of what the novel is about have taken on a life of their own, so that now they seem more real in some ways than the original story, and they bear little relation to it.
Magpie Mix Tape: Lack of Knowledge About Birds
A selection of songs chosen with a lack of knowledge of birds, but a wealth of knowledge of music.
Film: Atget, Renoir, Rohmer as fan-boy, and watching through windows
Joyfully forming grand theories, talking about them with a friend, and building on them as the days go along.
Food: Eggplant Tian and memories of Provence
Memories of a perfect summer solstice in Provence, and an unforgettable eggplant dish.
My Pop Life: Step, by Vampire Weekend
My look back at an eventful, dysfunctional, random musical life.
Featured Poet: Amy Thatcher
Two poems from Amy Thatcher.
Featured Artist: Pia De Girolamo
Philadelphia painter Pia De Girolamo explores the Arctic.
Art: An Interview With Karen Clarkson
For Clarkson, art is a vehicle for empathy and a tool to draw attention to social injustice, and this particular series focuses on the plight of murdered and missing Native American women.
Literature: Discovering Adrienne Rich
A journey into Adrienne Rich’s life and poetry.