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Issue 99

Image Issue 99 mailed in mid-December—our last issue in double-digits!

The cover features the art of Jonathan Anderson, who disrupts the surfaces of his architectural paintings with streaks of paint. They’re strangely beautiful; they also force you to stop and think about what you’re doing when you look a painting.

Katie Kresser’s essay “Christ as Chimera” investigates strange and even monstrous images of Jesus from across art history—from the second-century Alexamenos graffito to Andres Serrano—and argues that works like these can help us more deeply understand both the incarnation and the all-encompassing nature of the cosmic Christ.

James K.A. Smith’s debut editorial statement, “In Praise of Boredom,” argues for the capacity of art to help us slow down.

Producer and singer-songwriter Joe Henry interviews Linford Detweiler of Over the Rhine.

Samuel Martin reviews story collections by Kirstin Valdez Quade, Chanelle Benz, and Melissa Kuipers.

Recent Image Milton fellow Sonya Bilocerkowycz on the most famous Ukrainian restaurant in America—and how following the threads of history can lead to uncomfortable truths.

Plus an anonymous essay by a writer who has taken fiction writer Denis Johnson as his patron saint.

Two short stories, by Miriam Cohen and Andrew Graff, explore the aftermath of growing up in—and then leaving—two different restrictive religious subcultures.

With poems by Rafael Campo, Daniel Tobin, Gina Franco, Lauren Camp, and John Blair.

Life After Thirty | Death, Change and Time: Bruce Cockburn


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Life After Thirty | Death, Change, and Time: Lia Chavez


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Life After Thirty | Death, Change, and Time: Barry Krammes


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Life After Thirty | Death, Change, and Time: Steve Prince


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Life After Thirty | Death, Change, and Time: Mohammed Ali


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After Thirty | Death, Change, and Time: Natalie Settles


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Life After Thirty | Collaboration and Community: Claire Holley


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Life After Thirty | Collaboration and Community: Sedrick Huckaby


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Life After Thirty | Collaboration and Community: Letitia Huckaby


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Life After Thirty | Collaboration and Community: Leslie Iwai


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Life After Thirty | Collaboration and Community: Theodore Prescott


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Life After Thirty | The Path of Vocation: Erica Grimm


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Life After Thirty | The Path of Vocation: Marianne Lettieri


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Life After Thirty | The Path of Vocation: Wayne Forte


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Life After Thirty | The Path of Vocation: Olga Lah


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Life After Thirty | The Path of Vocation: Melissa Weinman


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Life After Thirty | The Path of Vocation: Catherine Prescott


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Thirty Years, Thirty Books | Love, Hate, and Digestion: A Miscellany


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Thirty Years, Thirty Books | Fiction: The Pleasures of Obsolescence


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Thirty Years, Thirty Books | Poetry: A Word We Have Not Learned


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“I Traveled through a Land of Men…”


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The House of Reinvention


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I and We


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Sam’s House


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Kinsman-Redeemers


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What He Knew


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To My Future Caregiver


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Inside, she watches the hands of men


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Shirley’s Spaniel


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Cutting Hair


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My Grandfather in Green


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We Lift Each Other into Light: Painting, Music, and Poetry in Conversation


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Quick, What’s the German Word for “Friendship-Sickness”?


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Open, Empty Hands


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Anonymous in the Rain


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Four Sonnets for Monica Hand


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A.E. Stallings and Adrianne Kalfopoulou in Conversation


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A Friendship Unravels: Tolkien and Lewis on Stage


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Letters to Hillary


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Proof, Matter, Stars


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Ægis


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Jay


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Take These Words


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The Master of Salt


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Burn


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