The Pointlessness of Unplugging

We often talk about the importance of stepping away from our screens and iDevices in order to “unplug.” Going cold turkey, we feel, will help us decrease our dependence on our devices. But Casey N. Cep had a fascinating piece over at the New Yorker‘s culture blog about “the pointlessness of unplugging”: Unplugging from devices [Read More...]

Inside the Cloister

Casey N. Cep recently wrote about Abbie Reese’s new book Dedicated to God: An Oral History of Cloistered Nuns at the New Yorker. The book contains essays and photographs about an order of nuns in the Corpus Christi Monastery of the Poor Clare Colettine in Rockford, Illinois: In a time when abstaining from social media for a [Read More...]

The Allure of the Map

I remember that the copy of Winnie-the-Pooh I used to check out of the library when I was a child had maps in the front and back of the book, and I used to pore over them, intrigued by the placement of the Hundred Acre Wood among all the other locations. My brother was similarly fascinated by [Read More...]

Cathedrals

Over at the Paris Review blog, Casey N. Cep writes about cathedrals in Europe, and Ray Carver, and other things – and it’s lovely. They continue, when moments later Robert says, “Close your eyes now.” Now both blind, they keep moving across the paper, adding features of the cathedral silently. The catharsis of the encounter, rendered as [Read More...]


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