Arts, Books, and Media

Book excerpts, book reviews, poetry, photography, fiction, images of visual artwork, reflections on art or on the life of the artist, and other creative endeavors by or of interest to women in the academy and professions.

Michelle Arnold Paine
Artist Michelle Paine leads us into a meditation on Mary's role in bringing about the "new dawn" in this first of four Advent reflections.
Amber Noel

What is the future of the Native American church? Amber Noel discovers that author and educator Richard Twiss has a lot of thoughts about this.

Allison Rieck

Allison Rieck finds confirmation about her own theology of the body in this new book by Tara Owens.

Dana Ray

Dana Ray offers advice on beginning to redeem your in-between moments with high-quality podcasts.

E.V. Clare

Two poems by E.V. Clare.

Jennifer Woodruff Tait

Jennifer Woodruff Tait offers her impressions of two books on the topic of living our lives and doing our work with graceful balance.

Elizabeth Harper

Elizabeth Harper explores some of the practical and theoretical ideas found in Deborah Tannen's You Just Don't Understand: Men and Women in Conversation.

Debra Sulai

Debra Sulai reviews Jeffrey Salingo's recent book on the future of the university.

Kate Norlander

Kate Norlander gives us a picture of one of the most stunning experiences of the Urbana conference.

Catherine Hervey

Catherine Hervey explores the unrelenting threads of both evil and hope found in Marilynne Robinson's latest novel.