Jessica Pishko

Writer's Notes is a series that invites writers to detail their projects at any stage in their process. Writer Jessica Pishko parses her memories as a first year law student and of the summer she worked on a death penalty case in North Carolina for her debut novel A Trial for Grace.


Niki Singleton

What happens when our basic human right to give food to each other is hijacked and made illegal by authorities? Last month, a Texas chef, Joan Cheever - who has been giving to those in need for more than 10 years - was fined $2,000. Cheever will be fighting the fine in Municipal Court on June 23, by arguing that under the 1999 Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act, she has a right to serve food to the homeless because she considers it a free exercis

Laura Scheriau

Meet Cameron Bury, Nick Palmer, Brendan Sheargold, Mitch Grace, and Tim Byles. Together, they are Far Away Stables, an Australian band with a smooth blend of modern rock styles with a few jagged edges.

Niki Singleton

It was unfathomable to me that these global businesses, Amazon, Paypal, and Spotify, would be inadvertently funding white supremacists in 2015. The more I looked into current news around neo-Nazis the more I saw a string of articles that shows a rise in influence.

Laura Scheriau

Jamie Crawford, a visual artist from the UK, works with lens-based media, sculpture, and installation. His work is characteristic of an uncanny, subconscious and oniric artistic conception that allows the spectator to define their own understanding of art. Jamie painted quite early in his career but lately has turned his attention to more immediate, contemporary practices through digital media.

Shaun Randol

Bridey Heing

The Elusive Moth
by Ingrid Winterbach
Translated from the Afrikaans by Iris Gouws and the author
Open Letter Books (2014), 198 pages


Betsy Robinson

“I’m sorry, but I don’t feel strongly enough about your mother’s book to do a blurb for it,” writes my author friend.

Corrie Hulse

A lucky few writers, who get so much publicity that they can take it or leave it, have made second careers of trashing the medium and any writer who uses it. This speech is for the rest of us.

Laura Scheriau

In this second edition of The Beat, our interview series with musicians, meet Justin Klump, an American folk-pop songwriter and guitarist living in Nashville, Tennessee.