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.
A challenging year shifts beliefs in some important ways.
Naming the evidence, large and small.
Remembering the year past through a selection of artfully crafted books, albums, films, paintings, beverages and more.
Reflecting on a year of getting healthy without the pressure of New Year’s resolutions.
A move to a new community is marked by shared meals and beverages.
A retrospective of surprising life changes.
Taking a friend’s advice to give time for personal lament.
The riches of literature, discovered throughout Chicagoland.
An eclectic selection from 1933 through 2008.
A list of seasonal comfort foods to warm the whole person.
What the iconic doll taught us beyond -- and sometimes instead of -- playing nice.
A list from Kevin Deutch.
Rebecca Tirrell Talbot recommends three good reads.
Film critic Jeffrey Overstreet posts some of his favorites from the past years, with some words about critics in general.
The future is named development by the businesses and gentrification by the activists…. Reconciliation will occur through a new conversation where the developers talk about the compassion they hold for those on the margin. The new conversation for the social activists is to acknowledge that without some wealth coming into their neighborhoods, they will continue to depopulate and deteriorate. The way into a future is to build relatedness between these groups. Beneath their positions is a common concern for the well-being of the city. A perpetually wounded city serves no one’s concerns. There are many examples where these groups have come together. It is all possible when people decide to work something out rather than trying to win and being right. It is the shift in conversation and a care for the whole that makes the difference.
Community: The Structure of Belonging
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