The Porch is the flagship publication behind the Movies & Meaning Festival. Gathering for our festival is incredible, and The Porch is the way we connect during the other 51 weeks of the year.
The Porch is a slow and substantive conversation in a world of publications rushing to out-publish, out-shout, and out-do each other to convince readers that the world is in crisis—because crisis drives clicks.
The truth is that the world is not getting worse. We may actually be living in the most peaceable era in human history. But the story we're telling about it could use some help.
Don't get us wrong; the suffering we read about and the experience of it is real. But suffering deserves to be engaged, presented, and contextualized in ways that empower us as readers to repair ourselves and make the world better—not paralyze us or convince us that it's all going to hell.
The Porch is a magazine that steps into possibility: of a more beautiful world, of ways of seeing and being, not by avoiding the pain that does exist, but by being attentive to a way of talking about it that has the potential to heal. We'd love to welcome you to the conversation.