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.

 

Feature

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.

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Editorial

Ten works of art

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

Articles

Ten resolutions in reverse

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

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Ten food-ish experiences of late

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

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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.

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Ten (plus) books randomly encountered during the holidays

The riches of literature, discovered throughout Chicagoland.

Reviews

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.

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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

The time is ripe for looking back over the day, the week, the year, and trying to figure out where we have come from and where we are going to, for sifting through the things we have done and the things we have left undone for a clue to who we are and who, for better or worse, we are becoming. But again and again we avoid the long thoughts…. We cling to the present out of wariness of the past. And why not, after all? We get confused. We need such escape as we can find. But there is a deeper need yet, I think, and that is the need – not all the time, surely, but from time to time – to enter that still room within us all where the past lives on as a part of the present, where the dead are alive again, where we are most alive ourselves to turnings and to where our journeys have brought us. The name of the room is Remember – the room where with patience, with charity, with quietness of heart, we remember consciously to remember the lives we have lived.

Frederick Buechner
A Room Called Remember

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