Voices

Elyse Durham is a fiction writer and essayist. Her work has appeared in Image, the Cincinnati Review, Christianity Today, and elsewhere. She lives in metro Indianapolis. 

Arts & CultureMusic
Elyse Durham
In “Laysongs,” mandolinist Chris Thile lays theatrics and sea captains aside and sings simply and honestly about his struggle to believe.
Frederick Wiseman’s latest film, “City Hall,” is a portrait of the city of Boston. Mayor Marty Walsh appears here at the Greater Boston Food Bank (Zipporah Films). 
Arts & CultureFilm
Elyse Durham
Frederick Wiseman’s patient, deliberate lens into everyday life reveals glory in the mundane.
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Arts & CultureIdeas
Elyse Durham
To a world in upheaval, ballet is an emblem of calmer times.
Little Women has been adapted over and over again for radio, television and the stage (photo: IMDB).
Arts & CultureFilm
Elyse Durham
‘Little Women’ reminds us that death, despite its inevitability, is not permanent. It’s as temporary as falling asleep on a train.