There are a few moments from behind the glass that stop us dead in our tracks — times during an interview when a wise voice creates a new opportunity to hear something differently. To challenge a conceit. To envelop the listener in the womb of silent storytelling and place one in a position of listening profundity.
Remembering a snowed-in encounter with the Kenyan Nobel Laureate.
During a Minnesota blizzard, Wangari Maathai left us with this song. May she rest in peace.
Watch Steve Martin with the Steep Canyon Rangers sing a special song, since they say atheists don’t have any.
The late Joe Carter tells the back story of a well-known spiritual.
A Buddhist teacher provides methods for coping with uncertainty, and our senior editor finds community and respite in music.
Sometimes it takes the Sounds of Blackness to deliver you from your thoughts.
As if Morocco and the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music weren't enchanting enough. A guest contribution with video by Hussein Rashid on the magical intimacy of Sufi Nights.
Video of a troupe of dancers who express their mystical Sufi faith through exuberant movement and traditional music.
When Jews sing a niggun, Ethan Press writes, this wordless Jewish melody brings the singer into ecstatic union with the Divine.