September 25, 2015

Is Paris Still Paris?

By Brian Michael Murphy

“In a beautiful turn of phrase, Hugo von Hofmannsthal called [this city] ‘a landscape built of pure life.’ And at work in the attraction it exercises on people is the […]

September 11, 2015


By Brian Michael Murphy

I think my hip hop band, The Wick, had a rehearsal the evening of September 11, 2001. I know I had British Literature with Dr. Summers. We had planned on […]

November 13, 2014

Leaving Cedar Rapids

By Jerry Harp

We just wanted to get home, seven people in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, airport thrown together by bad luck, a late flight, and something resembling apathy. Because the flight carrying […]