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 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.

Peter Block
Community: The Structure of Belonging

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