Namwayut A Path to Reconciliation
Books

Book Review: Namwayut

Sometimes the path to peace is through a struggle with self. This was so for Chief Robert Joseph, a survivor of a residential school for Indigenous children in Canada. For him, t…
Tags: Indigenous Healing Peace
Koshersoul
Books

Book Review: Koshersoul

Reading Koshersoul can make you hungry—not just because it talks about food, but because it also discusses other nourishing aspects of life, including spirituality, community, belo…
Tags: Recipes Judaism Food
Primordial Swamp Beat Live
Music

Music Review: Primordial Swamp Beat Live

Primordial Swamp Beat Live is an uplifting 20-minute-long live performance/invocation/kirtan dedicated to Lord Shiva by Jai Uttal and friends. The song was recorded live at Freight…
Tags: Hinduism Music
Spiral Rendezvous
Music

Music Review: Spiral Rendezvous

The seasoned trio of R. Carlos Nakai, William Eaton, and Will Clipman have released five albums over 30 years. Spiral Rendezvous is their latest sonic journey of eclectic sound scu…
Tags: Music Indigenous World Culture
Girl Picture
Film

Film Review: Girl Picture

Mimmi (Aamu Milnoff), Rönkkö (Eleonoora Kauhanen), and Emma (Lineea Leino) are all in their late teens, a time of their lives that’s ironically and incon-veniently very serious yet…
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The Other Tom
Film

Film Review: The Other Tom

Filmmakers Laura Santullo and Rodrigo Plá, who are Uruguayans based in Mexico, cross the border for an examination of the conflicting interests and confusing messages around Americ…
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Film

Film Review: A Sexplanation

Director Alex Liu opens his documentary with a quote from the actress Marlene Dietrich: “In America, sex is an obsession; in other parts of the world it’s a fact.” Over the followi…
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We Burn Like This
Film

Film Review: We Burn Like This

When an angry man throws a beer bottle from his truck and yells “Go back to your own country!” at young roommates Rae (Madeleine Coghlan) and Chrissy (Devery Jacobs), it’s unclear …
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Home before and after Regina Spektor
Music

Music Review: Home, Before and After

Regina Spektor's songs have always been quirky, insightful tales that mix the mundane with the marvelous. “Ghost of Corporate Future” from her 2004 album Soviet Kitsch follows a …
Tags: Music Music Reviews
Tiyo's Songs of Life by Felipe Salles
Music

Music Review: Tiyo's Songs of Life

Tiyo Attallah Salah-El was born in 1932 in Pennsylvania. After serving as a tank operator in the Korean War, he played tenor saxophone at R&B clubs. He became involved in small-tim…
Tags: Music Music Reviews