People and Culture

A head chef with imagination, a small business owner with a wholesome idea and a farming couple growing both food and fun show us what NWU alumni can do with their good taste.

Using Michael Jackson's funeral- "a variety show with a coffin"- as a touchstone, Hedges examined how media shape a superficial celebrity culture and condition "a view of the self as a marketable

Illustrations by Meg Hunt

The Balloon Boy floats through a cloudless cable news sky. A strangely mustachioed pastor of a tiny congregation bellows his intent to torch Korans on September 11.