Voices

Joe Pagetta is an essayist, arts writer and bicycling advocate in Nashville, Tenn. He is currently working on a collection of personal essays.

Arts & CultureBooks
Joe Pagetta
Aaron J. Leonard’s new book draws from almost 10,000 pages of F.B.I. files on an array of folk artists. It aims to illustrate the considerable impact that the U.S. government’s campaign against Communism had on folk artists in the 1940s and early ’50s.
Arts & CultureBooks
Joe Pagetta
Drawing on her years as a Baptist minister and nursing home chaplain, Lynn Casteel Harper asks the reader to reconsider much of the stigma—and terminology—that we place on people diagnosed with dementia.
The dedication ceremony of Pietro di Donato, Plaza in Union City, New Jersey, May 22, 2010. Holding up a copy of di Donato’s novel, Christ in Concrete, is the author’s son, Richard (Wikicommons/Luigi Novi).
Arts & CultureBooks
Joe Pagetta
In Pietro di Donato’s "Christ in the Concrete" we find a portrait of immigrants and laborers, so essential to the growth of the United States then as now.
Arts & CultureFaith
Joe Pagetta
To truly get me into the spirit of the season, I need “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”
Arts & CultureMusic
Joe Pagetta
Many of Guthrie's songs focused on on social issues, especially those involving migrant workers.