Sara Thomsen, David Abram and more help kick off Prairiewoods’ 25th anniversary year with a weekend conference

One lesson many people learned during COVID was the small grace provided by overlooked miracles. Things once taken for granted became essential — like the joyful explosion of color in the leafing oaks, maples, lilacs and redbud trees, coinciding with […]

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Beatrice Thomas returns to Witching Hour to guide us through the apocalypse

Over the past five years, Witching Hour has become an innovator within festival cultures. While many festivals are stops on a circuit of touring bands that parade spectacles for passive participants, Witching Hour, like the Englert’s Mission Creek Festival, has […]

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Alyssa Limperis, mom impersonator and mental-health podcaster, to perform at Floodwater Comedy Festival

Alyssa Limperis frequently uses the word “joy” when she speaks of performing. That coincides, for her, with focus, presence and aliveness. “[It’s a] runner’s high, a feeling of no doubt, no pain, doing something that feels right, good and not […]

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