catapult magazine

catapult magazine

vol. 10, num. 10 :: 2011.05.20 — 2011.06.09

Music, films, photographs, paintings, poetry -- good art moves us, provokes a reaction. What works of art have moved you in your life? What works of art have motivated a change in behavior, either immediately or over time? Perspectives from the artist and the audience.



Screening desires

A reflection on the ways in which film can shape who we are and who we wish to become.

The book that changed my life

A confession about the power of the written word.


Watch and wait

A gentle nudge to encounter art.  Soon.


Look up

Lessons from a high school production of Our Town.

It lives forever

A personal history of learning to appreciate art.

Beyond critique

Discovering the other pleasures of popular art.

Eyes to see

A father reflects on what it means to let art in.

Pictures everywhere

A photographer muses on the discipline of noticing.


Can music save your mortal soul?

A reflection on suffering and hope in the music of Martyn Joseph.


In case you missed it the first time

Peacemaking, terrorism and art

An artist wonders out loud about the link between victims and perpetrators.

Speaking in tongues

A Sigur Rós concert raises questions about the tension between the artist's intention and the audience experience.

Weaving the web

How architecture helped music evolve

A talk by David Byrne illuminates the intersection of building technology and sound.


Unity of the heart and mind in the music of J.S. Bach

David Eschalote teases out our assumptions about intellect and feeling.


daily asterisk

Even in a country you know by heart
its hard to go the same way twice
the life of the going changes.
The chances change and make a new way.
Any tree or stone or bird
can be the bud of a new direction. The
natural correction is to make intent
of accident. To get back before dark
is the art of going.

Wendell Berry
“Traveling at Home” from Traveling at Home

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