Voices

Nick Ripatrazone has written for Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, The Paris Review and Esquire. His newest book is Ember Days, a collection of stories.

Faith Features
Nick Ripatrazone July 27, 2018
In 1949, a priest with a searchlight spotted something puzzling in the sky. The mystery remains unexplained.
Arts & Culture Books
Nick Ripatrazone April 24, 2018
In Brimhall’s work, Catholicism is a faith that marries the sensual and the sacred.
 Lionello Fabbri/SCIENCE SOURCE
Arts & Culture Art
Nick Ripatrazone January 30, 2018
The Vatican Museums and the Andy Warhol Museum are finalizing a dual exhibition of Warhol’s religious works in Rome.
Faith Faith in Focus
Nick Ripatrazone January 09, 2018
My fishing life has been a series of snagged lines and broken dreams.
Artist and underground filmmaker Andy Warhol poses with one of Polaroid's new film cameras, the Polavision camera, which features instant replay on television screens, Feb. 1, 1978. (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff)
Arts & Culture Media
Nick Ripatrazone December 27, 2017
Their Catholicism was not incidental to their theories and their art; it was their structure, their spirit and their sustenance.
Arts & Culture Television
Nick Ripatrazone October 30, 2017
The everyday and the fantastical continue to live side by side as show enters second season.
Mia Farrow in 'Rosemary's Baby' (Getty Images)
Arts & Culture Film
Nick Ripatrazone October 04, 2017
American horror is a God-drenched genre, and many of the essential films in the genre are explicitly Catholic.
Faith Faith in Focus
Nick Ripatrazone September 20, 2017
There is only so much room—in our houses, in our hearts. At some point, we have got to let go.
Arts & Culture Faith
Nick Ripatrazone July 27, 2017
Usain Bolt has become a living legend in a track event that is known for creating superstars. His pre- and post-race rituals are purely Catholic, and yet the faith of one of the world’s most talked-about athletes is an open secret.
Arts & Culture Ideas
Nick Ripatrazone June 24, 2017
'I saw the Catholic Church from the inside, like a tauntaun.'