Voices

Nick Ripatrazone has written for Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, The Paris Review and Esquire. His books include Ember Days, a collection of stories and Longing for an Absent God: Faith and Doubt in Great American Fiction.

Faith Features
Nick Ripatrazone November 19, 2020
A willingness to recognize the holiness of the ordinary might be the highest ideal of the solitary life.
Arts & Culture Books
Nick Ripatrazone November 19, 2020
If you think being a writer is nerve-wracking, try being a reviewer.
Faith Faith in Focus
Nick Ripatrazone July 29, 2020
Bobcats, bears, foxes, hares, deer, raccoons, birds and the occasional coyote: Each day we capture wildlife on our trail camera, and my twin daughters continually become more entranced by animals.
Pictured from left: Mary Madeleva Wolff, C.S.C., Jessica Powers (Sister Miriam of the Holy Spirit) and Madeline DeFrees (Mary Gilbert, S.N.J.M.) (photos: Saint Mary's College archives/Wikipedia/Madelinedefrees.com).
Arts & Culture Poetry
Nick Ripatrazone May 15, 2020
In the mid-20th century, several women religious were writing and publishing ambitious poetry.
Faith Faith in Focus
Nick Ripatrazone April 20, 2020
I am getting a window into the daily lives of my daughters, and I truly understand what my wife has always told me: Catholic schooling has defined her view of the world.
Members of the cast of ABC's 1997 show "Nothing Sacred." 
Arts & Culture Ideas
Nick Ripatrazone February 21, 2020
The television series about an urban Catholic church was groundbreaking, and there has been nothing like it since.
Arts & Culture Television
Nick Ripatrazone September 20, 2019
It is a great set up for a television series—and yes, the comparisons to Scully and Mulder are warranted.
Arts & Culture Books
Nick Ripatrazone July 26, 2019
"An Orchestra of Minorities" is a profoundly tragic story of ambition and despair and how both come from the struggle to love.
Arts & Culture Television
Nick Ripatrazone March 29, 2019
Jordan Peele’s incarnation of the show will certainly get people thinking—and talking.
Arts & Culture Books
Nick Ripatrazone February 13, 2019
A comprehensive new book takes us all the way through Hell.