Surface Tensions: A Q&A with Millennial Author Nathan Roberts

“‘Surface Tensions’ refers to the tension between inside and outside, isolation and interaction, solipsism and interpersonal unity. It refers to tension between the hollow, image-driven selves we attempt to create and the selves we humbly lay before each other’s feet––and how these tensions manifest themselves by way of the many modern surfaces (cell phones, movie screens, [Read More…]

The Lonely Polygamist: An Interview with Brady Udall

{Brady Udall. The Lonely Polygamist. W.W. Norton & Company 2010. 602 pages. $26.95} Reviewed by David Crumm This is a novel about a very big Mormon family. You’re from a famously big Mormon family yourself. So, let’s start with your place in your own family tree. Your great-great-grandfather was David King Udall, a polygamist. More [Read More…]

Beyond Me: On Melinda Doolittle

{Melinda Doolittle with Ken Abraham. Beyond Me: Finding Your Way to Life’s Next Level. Zondervan 2010. 192 pages. $18.99} Reviewed by Ralph Marston In any competition, the person who finishes in first place receives pretty much all the glory and attention. Whoever comes in second gets a little bit of acknowledgement as a key participant in [Read More…]