Arts+Culture

Arts+Culture

We Are the Eighth Day, © Melanie Weidner

Books

Dust, by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

Owuor's novel wrestles with Kenya's bitter remnants of colonialism. Yet it suggests that the future can be shaped by people who are willing to incorporate the past with honesty and integrity.

Books

Updike, by Adam Begley

Updike's religious explorations are what make his writing so interesting, and Adam Begley explores them well. But he devotes too much space to trying to link fictional settings and characters with Updike's real life.

Media

Lights, camera, teach

In adapting my course for video, I had to learn to bridge the distance between me and students I couldn't imagine, let alone see.