Alissa Wilkinson

Alissa Wilkinson is assistant professor of English and humanities at The King's College in New York City, chief film critic at Christianity Today, and editor of QIdeas.org. Her work on pop culture, politics, art, and religion appears in publications including The Atlantic, Christianity Today, Books & Culture, Marginalia Review of Books, Relief, the Globe & Mail, WORLD, and Paste. In 2008, she founded The Curator and served as editor while on staff with International Arts Movement until 2010.

Bio last updated June 17th, 2021.

Alissa Wilkinson

Articles by Alissa Wilkinson

  • Food Labelling Fights

    to improve nutrition information on food packaging and to overhaul the USDA "food icon"—which has now been changed from the pyramid that people my age remember so fondly into a plate divided into vegetables and fruits, grains, protein, and a bit of dairy ...

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  • Fit your story with others'

    Audience members roam the six-story set (which includes a graveyard, a banquet hall, Duncan's quarters, the Macbeths' bedchamber, a maze-like forest, a sanatorium, and a lot more) and can poke around in drawers, go through any door they can open, walk around and watch the action, which takes place a...

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  • Outside the pages of the book

    Matthew Milliner and I were both in attendance at the Kuyper Center's Calvinism and Culture conference last month, and at his blog, Matt reflects on Gordon Graham's lecture on the impossibility of engaging culture in abstracto—though some of us persist in trying—and how we Protestants may need an "a...

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  • Distinctive Cadences

    and will be in New York at the Museum of Biblical Art this summer (July 8 - September 18) in an exhibition celebrating the anniversary called On Eagles' Wings: The King James Bible Turns 400 ...

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  • Words

    I have three non-native speakers of English in the class, all of whom grew up speaking languages which have gendered nouns (and they say English is much easier in that regard because it's harder to make mistakes) ...

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  • The Perils of Being Cool

    Yet for many evangelical pastors and leaders, the leaking well is nothing compared to the threat posed by an ongoing gusher of a different sort: Young people pouring out of their churches, never to return ...

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  • Thick Practices in Teaching

    In my undergrad, I did what most of my fellow students did—pretend to practice Sabbath on Friday night into Saturday, which really just meant staying up really late having fun on Friday night, then sleeping in until noon on Saturday, then diving head-first into the pile of work with only a quick bre...

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  • 750 Words

    I have myself writing 600 words per day to meet the page count and have time to edit before I send the manuscript in, but I remembered in the back of my mind seeing a site that helped keep up the habit ...

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  • Manhattan's Getting Fatter

    But I bristled when I first saw the article, mostly because Manhattan is, once again, getting bigger, while the rest of the boroughs are getting sidelined (Staten Island by a whopping 50%!) Tourists rarely venture off the island, and so why shouldn't Manhattan get ...

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  • Zinsser on Friday

    I was delighted to discover that William Zinsser, word-guy extraordinaire and author of, among other things, On Writing Well, is now—possibly surprisingly—blogging for The American Scholar ...

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  • Congrats, ProfHacker

    And yet I have pondered the strange truth that teachers in primary and secondary schools do take pedagogy and classroom management classes, and yet college teachers—unless they had a TA experience while in grad school that included some training—have little to no training on teaching techniques ...

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  • The Redemption of Vampires

    (An unfortunate irony, no doubt driven by the success of such stories, is that one of Bram's descendents recently tarnished the revered name Stoker by publishing a sequel to Dracula which consists mostly of bloody lesbian sex, glorified alcoholism and morphine addiction, and, like Twilight, the choi...

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