"Heavenly Beauty: The Street Photography of Michelle Rick" by Kevin Michael Klipfel

"When I ask Michelle what makes a person want to take pictures of strangers on the street, she turns the question on its head. 'I kind of can’t believe everyone doesn’t do it,' she tells me." (Image by Michelle Rick)

"Q&A: Humane Advice for the Humanities #14" by Laura Broom

"If your writing program is like mine, then the ultimate goal is to teach students writing skills that they can carry from one domain to another. How that transferable skill is taught is quite open to creative interpretation[.]" (Image by Antonio Litterio)

"Good Will Hunting in Iran: The Nuclear Deal, The Committee on the Persian Danger and Strategic Reality" by David M. Faris

"Not only does [the agreement] substantially decrease the likelihood of introducing another nuclear power into the Middle East, it also provides a potential atlas to navigate Iran out of its pointless global isolation." (Image by U.S. Mission/Eric Bridiers)

"The Anti-fantasy of Girls" by Kenneth Lota

"Many of the people who dislike Girls say that they don’t like the characters. Well, duh. I don’t like most of the characters either, or at least I wouldn’t if I ever met them in real life."

"Lean On Me and the Magical Thinking of 'Tough Love' Education Reform" by Bert Clere

"[W]hile the film is based on a true story, it takes numerous liberties with historical truth. This isn’t a bad thing so far as story goes. But it is a bad thing if a film is used as a reform model." (Image by Wolfgang Sauber)

Forum: Cultural Interventions

“Cultural Interventions” is interested in the ways in which culture (pop or otherwise) informs our economics, politics, and our daily judgments.

Forum: Intellectual Spaces

“Intellectual Spaces” explores those institutional centers in which social conventions condense and become organized structures.

Ethos Journal

Our journal serves as a venue for public intellectuals to consider the arts and humanities as powerful forces that help to configure our economics, politics, and everyday existence.
Ethos is a collective of critics, scholars, and public intellectuals at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This digital project provides a space for debating—and indeed producing—powerful cultural ideas through our weekly forums and a semiannual, peer-reviewed journal.

Interested in writing for Ethos? We're seeking contributions from authors interested in topics about the arts, humanities, or public ethics. Many of our contributors are faculty members at universities, graduate students, artists, teachers, or regular bloggers. We welcome interesting topics and posts for consideration. Our weekly forum posts typically run from 300-700 words. If you would like to submit a post, please email Ben Mangrum (bmangrum@email.unc.edu) or Katie Walker (walkerkn@email.unc.edu) with an idea or post.