Arts+Culture

Arts+Culture

We Are the Eighth Day, © Melanie Weidner

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.

Music

Beautiful Love, by Paulinho Garcia

Paulinho Garcia—one of the most versatile and skilled Brazilian musicians in the Midwest—lives up to his album title. His nylon-stringed guitar playing is angelic, and his voice is cappuccino smooth.

Music

Redemption, by Glen David Andrews

Recorded in a converted New Orleans–area church over six days, Redemption is a jambalaya of Chicago blues, New Orleans funk, and robust soul. On the standout “Chariot,” Glen David Andrews’s voice rises with gritty passion as he trails into the song’s tag, borrowed from the spiritual “Sweet Home Chariot”: