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

I pick up a copy of Newsweek on the plane and immediately notice how biased, slanted, and opinionated all the U.S. newsmagazine articles are. Not that the Euro and British press aren’t biased as well — they certainly are — but living in the United States we are led to believe, and are constantly reminded, that our press is fair and free of bias. After such a short time away, I am shocked at how obviously and blatantly this lie is revealed — there is the ‘reporting’ that is essentially parroting what the White House press secretary announces; the myriad built-in assumptions that one ceases to register after being somewhere else for a while. The myth of neutrality is an effective blanket for a host of biases.

David Byrne
Bicycle Diaries

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