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We're on a lighter publishing schedule, but we're still welcoming submissions:https://www.curatormagazine.com/writeforus...
02/21/2020
Write For Us

We're on a lighter publishing schedule, but we're still welcoming submissions:

https://www.curatormagazine.com/writeforus/

How can I write for The Curator? The Curator publishes up to three pieces per week that evaluate or reflect upon contemporary culture and that consider how the world is now and how it might be. We …

"The lonely sentinel that comforts us in the night, causes our oceans to swell and lovers to swoon, is bone of our bone,...
02/21/2020
Ex Nihilo

"The lonely sentinel that comforts us in the night, causes our oceans to swell and lovers to swoon, is bone of our bone, and flesh of our flesh."

John Graeber's new meditation on time, material, and the spirit:

https://www.curatormagazine.com/john-b-graeber/ex-nihilo/

Several months ago, I stood deep in the mountains, straining my eyes to find the faint river of stars that flow across the dark sky. The ability to see the Milky Way is a casualty of our desire to …

We took the month off, but we have a new piece up today: Aaron Danielsen's interview with Lore Ferguson Wilbert and her ...
02/03/2020
Handle With Care: Lore Ferguson Wilbert on her New Book

We took the month off, but we have a new piece up today: Aaron Danielsen's interview with Lore Ferguson Wilbert and her new book 'Handle With Care.' Read it here:

https://www.curatormagazine.com/aarik-danielsen/handle-with-care-lore-ferguson-wilbert-on-her-new-book/

The body doesn’t only keep the score of trauma, as Bessel van der Kolk’s influential work rightly asserts. Through the skin, bodies soak in sermons about the passions of the flesh. They rehearse sa…

Megan Sandberg shares some of the cringiest things she heard at family gatherings over the past ten years:https://www.cu...
12/31/2019
Ten Times I Regretted Being Related to Other People at Thanksgiving

Megan Sandberg shares some of the cringiest things she heard at family gatherings over the past ten years:

https://www.curatormagazine.com/megans/ten-times-i-regretted-being-related-to-other-people-at-thanksgiving/

“You say you lost weight because of health issues? You look fabulous.” “I haven’t seen you in years. You look so tiny!” “You look good. Thin.” “How’s the bulimia? Is that in your past now?” “So how…

We're publishing a package of pieces today and tomorrow we're calling "10 for 2020": Ten-item lists of anything that mov...
12/31/2019
10 for 2020

We're publishing a package of pieces today and tomorrow we're calling "10 for 2020": Ten-item lists of anything that moved our contributors. (Geoffrey Sheehy's terrific piece "Punching My Adult Card" is already up!)

Happy New Year, friends!

https://www.curatormagazine.com/chris-davidson/10-for-2020/

When I was very young, I saw the movie 2010: The Year We Make Contact, a sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey. In 2010 a family had a dolphin pool in their living room! The dolphin swims in for its morn…

New piece up by Geoffrey Sheehy, reflecting on ten changes he's experienced as he's aged into the past decade: "there ar...
12/30/2019
Punching My Adult Card: 10 Stamps in 10 Years

New piece up by Geoffrey Sheehy, reflecting on ten changes he's experienced as he's aged into the past decade:

"there are more achievements that come from being a bit old, from being an adult, than this everlasting sameness"

https://www.curatormagazine.com/geoffrey-sheehy/punching-my-adult-card-10-stamps-in-10-years/

As I reflect upon a decade of life, I feel like it should involve large-scale changes or shifts; but, as I think back to 2010, I am mostly struck by how much of my life is precisely the same now as…

Chris Davidson wrote about how the last song of every Replacements album could be, if you listen just so, an advent song...
12/24/2019
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Chris Davidson wrote about how the last song of every Replacements album could be, if you listen just so, an advent song. Some last-minute Christmas reading to go with your shopping:

https://www.curatormagazine.com/chris-davidson/25120/

On a run recently, my phone on shuffle, “Can’t Hardly Wait” came on. It’s a song I’ve written about before, yet as I was running on this crisp December evening, past lawns festooned with inflatable…

Hey hey! Aarik Danielsen reviews Aaron Belz's new book of poems, "Soft Launch": "Belz writes by the philosophy that the ...
12/18/2019
Strange and Holy and Rough

Hey hey! Aarik Danielsen reviews Aaron Belz's new book of poems, "Soft Launch": "Belz writes by the philosophy that the longer we live with and in our language, the more we encounter its beautiful strangeness."

Read the rest here, friends:

https://www.curatormagazine.com/aarik-danielsen/strange-and-holy-and-rough/

In a 2018 interview with poet Adrian Matejka, I floated a thought balloon to see whether he would chase it or pop it in an instant. More an aside than a proper question, I wondered aloud whether a …

Read Rebecca Martin's thoughtful essay on the blind spots of Hallmark Christmas movies: https://www.curatormagazine.com/...
12/10/2019
White Christmas

Read Rebecca Martin's thoughtful essay on the blind spots of Hallmark Christmas movies:

https://www.curatormagazine.com/rebeccamartin/25102/

The screen brightens as the camera pans down. The sound of strings, pianissimo, brightly, in a major key. Snowy hills, treetops, a perfect, tiny village nestled in a cozy mountain valley. The strin…

"Advent is the hope of redemption, sung in minor key." So writes John Graeber, in his meditation on Advent, published to...
12/04/2019
Veni Emmanuel

"Advent is the hope of redemption, sung in minor key." So writes John Graeber, in his meditation on Advent, published today:

https://www.curatormagazine.com/john-b-graeber/veni-emmanuel/

Advent is the hope of redemption, sung in minor key. It is the promise of resurrection, and the sorrow of that hope not yet fulfilled. In this the midnight of the liturgical year, these few weeks b…

What if you want to get your face off the Internet but you can't? Joseph Lyons has a story about it: https://www.curator...
11/20/2019
Deletion Request

What if you want to get your face off the Internet but you can't? Joseph Lyons has a story about it:

https://www.curatormagazine.com/joseph-lyons/25059/

I made it a point in Fall 2018 to get away from the most damaging place I knew of, Twitter. The year prior had been a long one, and as I approached my final semester of college, I figured I could u…

I woke up froma dream, cryingand asking forwater...Read the rest of the Curator's Friday poem, "Dream" by David Ishaya O...
11/15/2019
Dream

I woke up from
a dream, crying
and asking for

water...

Read the rest of the Curator's Friday poem, "Dream" by David Ishaya Osu, here:

https://www.curatormagazine.com/david-ishaya-osu/25001/

I woke up from a dream, crying and asking for water—the last time it was ice cream and new papers father bought for my birthday he said, build aeroplanes and watch your dream fly: the house was qui…

11/07/2019

New piece up today by Geoffrey Sheehy

'I have been teaching for 16 years and hope to teach for another 20, but I have spent more than one of these professional development days thinking of other jobs. “Do this,” I am told, “because what you have been doing is destroying the youth of America.”'

Read the rest here:

http://www.curatormagazine.com/geoffrey-sheehy/basic-performance/

"There is a free event in an expensive city that might, if you enter it with the right spirit, restore a smidgen of your...
10/30/2019
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"There is a free event in an expensive city that might, if you enter it with the right spirit, restore a smidgen of your faith in this polarized death spiral of a country."

Read about this event--and take part in it, if you can--here:

https://www.curatormagazine.com/chris-davidson/25025/

There is a free event in an expensive city that might, if you enter it with the right spirit, restore a smidgen of your faith in this polarized death spiral of a country. (Clearly, I spend too much…

“I didn’t celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month this year. Maybe I will celebrate it next year. But those conversations were...
10/29/2019
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“I didn’t celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month this year. Maybe I will celebrate it next year. But those conversations were a celebration of our heritage.”

Read Santa-Victoria Pérez’s thoughtful meditation on an occasion she doesn't (yet) celebrate:
https://www.curatormagazine.com/svp730/25017/

On Sunday, September 15th, I sat with my grandpa in our living room. Our dog Max claimed his space between the two of us. And while my main focus was the 300 pages of reading a professor assigned, …

'N.C. Wyeth was a teacher of painting, a student of the world, a friend to the famous, and father of five wildly talente...
10/26/2019
Stamping the Life Upon the Page

'N.C. Wyeth was a teacher of painting, a student of the world, a friend to the famous, and father of five wildly talented children. He was determined to pass his wisdom on, to stamp his life upon a page.'

- Beth Kephart, in the Curator now:

https://www.curatormagazine.com/beth-kephart/stamping-the-life-upon-the-page/

Messy, dangerous, preoccupied and preoccupying—memoir concentrates and quickens life. It saturates. It sings. I’m just writing about me, the memoirist says, but me is such the wily thing, and witho…

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