Why God is a White Man: God the Father in Western Art

Chances are you’ve seen God in a painting, be it as a kindly old man, a hand descending from the clouds or a ray of sun rippling across the trees. And you might have wondered why exactly God is portrayed as a bearded white man. The history behind this is more complicated than it might seem at first. Continue reading Why God is a White Man: God the Father in Western Art

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The Evolution of Bon Iver

The music of Bon Iver will never escape its mythology. That iconic tale of a heartbroken Justin Vernon retreating to the wilderness of Wisconsin and returning with one of the great works of our time like some shadowy, promethean figure unlocking indie rock’s full potential. Regardless of what you have to say about his fragile, infamous origins, there is no question about Bon Iver’s place in our culture as a true master of time and space. Continue reading The Evolution of Bon Iver