catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Ten Things 5

vol. 11, num. 1 :: 2012.01.06 — 2012.01.19

Our annual feast of lists on a wide range of topics, spanning the past year, the past ten years or a lifetime of learning and being.



Ten things I used to believe

A challenging year shifts beliefs in some important ways.

Ten reasons I believe in God ... and the devil, too

Naming the evidence, large and small.


Ten works of art

Remembering the year past through a selection of artfully crafted books, albums, films, paintings, beverages and more.


Ten resolutions in reverse

Reflecting on a year of getting healthy without the pressure of New Year’s resolutions.

Ten food-ish experiences of late

A move to a new community is marked by shared meals and beverages.

Ten things I didn’t expect in 2011

A retrospective of surprising life changes.

Ten regrets from 2011

Taking a friend’s advice to give time for personal lament.

Ten (plus) books randomly encountered during the holidays

The riches of literature, discovered throughout Chicagoland.


Ten Jesus films you’ve never seen

An eclectic selection from 1933 through 2008.

In case you missed it the first time

Ten recipes to make you grateful it’s winter

A list of seasonal comfort foods to warm the whole person.

Ten lessons you didn’t know you learned from Barbie

What the iconic doll taught us beyond -- and sometimes instead of -- playing nice.

Weaving the web

Passive-aggressive films

A list from Kevin Deutch.


Books to read in a cabin in the woods

Rebecca Tirrell Talbot recommends three good reads.


Strongest impressions of 2011, pt. 1

Film critic Jeffrey Overstreet posts some of his favorites from the past years, with some words about critics in general.


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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