We Are the Eighth Day, © Melanie Weidner

On Art


Jeff Hunter's Radiance, a digital print, pulses with light and a sense of the luminosity of new life. Hunter, who lives in the U.K., says, "As a Quaker, the theme of the light is important to me. This piece is a meditation upon the Divine Light."

—Lois Huey-Heck


The Fakeout, the Tease and the Breather, by Canasta

It takes guts to kick off an album with a seven-minute track, but Canasta re­wards the listener who hangs in there. "Becoming You" unfolds with patient pop majesty, recalling Belle & Sebastian or the Decemberists as it evokes a warm spring morning shaking off the frost.


Small Source of Comfort, by Bruce Cockburn

Bruce Cockburn is a singer-songwriter of extraordinary perception and wit.


Beyond versatile

Rob Clearfield

Every so often there's a new talent who sounds like bottled lightning. Chicagoan Rob Clearfield, not yet 30, is blessed as well with a relentless work ethic.