Farmers, Food, and a (Last) Night Out

By David Goodwin | March 26, 2020

Earlier this winter, I received an invitation from a Twitter friend to a March 9th screening of Forgotten Farms, a documentary capturing the travails of New England dairy farmers . Although I had marked my calendar and long looked forward to the event, I considered bailing on the day of it. Why? The coronavirus.

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Becoming Good in The Good Place

By Sara McDonough | March 20, 2020

Disclaimer: spoilers ahead!!  What does it mean to be a good person? What does one need to do to be considered good? There isn’t a simple definition or a single answer and that’s exactly what NBC’s The Good Place tried  to tell us over the show’s four seasons, which concluded in January. 

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Sitting in America’s Back Row

By David Goodwin | March 20, 2020

Several weeks ago, I attended a conversation between photographer and writer Chris Arnade and University of Notre Dame professor Patrick Deneen. The discussion focused on Arnade’s recent book Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America (Sentinel, 2019).

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Buffaloed

By David Gibson | March 19, 2020

Timing is everything, and it’s one of those clichés that journalists should always avoid. Except when we can’t. My recent visit to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo to take part in a conference at the diocesean Christ the King Seminary qualifies as an exception to the rule, I think.

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