Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Illustration by Kat McCall   The champagne bottles are empty, the confetti is all over the carpet, and we’re starting a brand new rotation around the sun. I bet everyone out there has already started strong on his or her resolutions. The local gyms are booming...
Brian’s Best Reads of 2019

Brian’s Best Reads of 2019

Illustration by Kat McCall   When I originally came up with the idea of this column being a written list of things that maybe didn’t get the spotlight shone on them the same way all other “Best of’s” in the magazine did – things like the best Circle K to stop at...
Breaking the Skin

Breaking the Skin

Welcome to the arts issue. I’m an artist and can speak on that a little, but sometimes during my travels, when I come up on younger folks out there in the world who remind me of the tornado idealist I used to be as an up-and-coming artistic human being, I know by the...
Fathers & Sons

Fathers & Sons

When I was a newly minted teenager, I was fairly certain that my father was a lunatic. He was a baffling old man who said the craziest things, things that stressed the importance and sanctity of family. He’d say at the end of the day, a person’s family would be their...