The Water Dipper

Wolves, Russell Kirk, and Ex-Voters

“Politics as the New Religion for Progressive Democrats.” Emma Green reports on a new poll gauging voter engagement: “Religiously unaffiliated voters, who may or...

Localism, Uncertainty, and Berea

“US Plan to Genetically Alter Crops via Insects Feared to be Biological War Plan.” Erin Durkin reports that “Government-backed researchers in America are aiming...

Wendell Berry, the USMCA, and Liturgy

“Wendell Berry’s Right Kind of Farming.” Gracy Olmstead interviews Wendell Berry for the New York Times. “Gardeners and Pilgrims: Reviving Place in the Christian Imagination.”...

Leisure, Suburbs, and a Wild Public Square

“Magnolia Silos to Host Church Under The Bridge during I-35 Work.” Mike Copeland narrates a unique church’s temporary relocation. Having attended Church Under the...

Sabbath, Tyranny, and Democracy

“Evoking a Life of Shalom.” Allan F. Brooke II reviews FPR’s recent book Telling the Stories Right: Wendell Berry’s Imagination of Port William, concluding: Telling...

Integrity, Cape Breton, and Nationalism

“Living with Integrity.” Comment Magazine has a new issue out that focuses on how liberal individualism has perhaps warped our understanding of integrity. Along...

Tangier Island, Anthems, and Wendell Berry’s Horses

“Restoring Appalachia.” McKay Jenkins writes about different ways that residents of coal-country are trying to grow food, make money, and restore the damaged ecosystem:...

McCain’s Favorite Poem, Defending Chess Tables, and 1968

“How Civil Must America Be? Americans care about being nice. How do we disagree with our neighbors about guns?” Jacqui Shine visits Grinnell, Iowa,...

Instagram, Silicon Valley, and Hunger Stones

“The Unlikely Activists Who Took On Silicon Valley—and Won.” Nicholas Confessore tells the story of how a real estate investor convinced California to pass...

Monsanto, Walking, and Hardware Stores

“Monsanto Ordered to Pay $289m as Jury Rules Weedkiller Cause of Man’s Cancer.” Sam Levin reports on the remarkable finding of a San Francisco...