John W. Miller is a Pittsburgh-based writer and former staff reporter and foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal.
Maria Alyokhina of the band Pussy Riot, the singer-wongwriter Ramy Essam and the rapper Childish Gambino (photo: AP/Wikimedia/America)
Arts & Culture Music
John W. MillerJanuary 25, 2020
Several political artists were been nominated for Grammys this year, including Rhiannon Giddens, bluegrass outfit Che Apalache and Kenyan folk singer J.S. Ondara.
Arts & Culture Ideas
John W. MillerDecember 02, 2019
A Trappist monastery in Massachusetts revives a centuries-old brewing tradition.
Politics & Society Features
John W. MillerOctober 02, 2019
Everybody would get this money, regardless of their wealth or income: you, your mom, Bill Gates. The payments would be made for life.
Arts & Culture Books
John W. MillerJune 25, 2019
‘Dignity’ is part a long tradition of writers who left their lives of comfort to study squalor and decline,
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Politics & Society Features
John W. MillerMay 21, 2019
The solution to the “current opioid crisis is one that involves the whole person.”
Arts & Culture Books
John W. MillerApril 25, 2019
Armed with enthusiasm, command of his material and a knack for analogy, Steve Brusatte has written a book that incarnates dinosaurs with color, sound and fury.
Arts & Culture Books
John W. MillerApril 19, 2019
The nation’s nonfiction bard, Michael Lewis, makes the case that our government is more important—and competent—than we realize.
Faith Faith in Focus
John W. MillerJanuary 11, 2019
There are three things you need to orient yourself in times of crisis and change, a monk told me: divine inspiration, the facts of your life and a wise witness to certify that you’re living in reality.
Arts & Culture Books
John W. MillerDecember 19, 2018
Adam Fisher's oral history of Silicon Valley chronicles the genesis and sometimes fall of every tech giant, the invention of key technologies and the development of cultural institutions around the industry.
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Arts & Culture Ideas
John W. MillerNovember 28, 2018
My mistake, typical of white Americans, was treating slavery as if it were a mystery buried in the past.