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

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.
Arts & Culture Books
Nick Ripatrazone January 10, 2019

“Anyone can do any amount of work,” wrote the American humorist Robert Benchley, “provided it isn’t the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment.” Procrastination is an act of will, the choice to postpone what needs to be done.

Photo of John Cheever from AP
Arts & Culture Books
Nick Ripatrazone November 30, 2018
The simultaneous pull of love and sadness is pure Cheever and permeates his Christmas story.
Arts & Culture Books
Nick Ripatrazone October 24, 2018
At a moment when reporters are being criticized from all sides, 'The Quiet American' feels painfully prescient.
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.
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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.