A transition time for Nonstop

Dec 1st, 2011

Since its launch after the shut-down of Antioch College, the educators and artists of Nonstop Institute have been nothing if not flexible and creative. And their flexibility is being called upon once again, as Nonstop members adapt to the newest phase of the group’s existence. At the end of this month Nonstop will let go of its Millworks home, but its members will continue to sponsor cultural, educational and artistic events for the community.

And while the nonprofit Nonstop will no longer have a physical space, its members remain dedicated to their mission of providing an opportunity for civic dialogue on issues relevant to Yellow Springs, ranging from the increasingly difficult environment for liberal arts colleges, as illustrated by Antioch’s closing, to the challenges of sustainability in a small town.

The Spook Who Sat by the Door (1973) by Ivan Dixon

Oct 18th, 2011

From a 1966 novel by Sam Greenlee, the director Ivan Dixon sold The Spook Who Sat by the Door as a Blaxploitation shoot-em-up, masking the theme of urban-based warfare for African American liberation in urban communities. Upon release it provoked violent reaction in some parts of white America, and the FBI pressured the distributor to destroy all copies…

Nonstop Presents Local Stories

Sep 23rd, 2010

Everybody has a story, whose content is subject to interpretation by its teller. In the case of Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute’s newest project, the storytellers are four area artists who have created three installations for “Local Stories — An Oral Histories Project.” The stories they tell are of the residents who live here and form the essence of the local landscape.

Casting Notice_Oedipus Rex at Antioch College_The Faux Real Theatre Company

Jul 30th, 2010

The Faux-Real Theatre Company, a New York based ensemble is seeking six actors for their August, Yellow Springs production of Sophocles’ OEDIPUS REX (translation by Robert Fagles). Antioch College will be presenting the show which is a collaboration between the Faux-Real Theatre Company and the Nonstop Institute of Yellow Springs.

Nonstop Dialogues Seek the New

Jun 10th, 2010

Never ones to be constrained by conventional thinking, members of Nonstop Institute are taking an unusual approach to bringing interesting thinkers to Yellow Springs. In their series of talks this spring on higher education, Nonstop used high-tech but low-cost methods to create dialogue between members of the community and some of the most provocative thinkers in the nation.


May 11th, 2010

Nonstop Institute seeks proposals for its upcoming residency program Local Stories—An Oral Histories Project. The selected projects will incorporate an oral history (or histories) grounded in the lived experience of Yellow Springs and neighboring locales and can be expressed in a range of art disciplines and presentation formats.

A threat to higher education

May 7th, 2010

Working from our all-volunteer basis and maintaining a commitment to light ecological footprints, the Nonstop Institute presently stands midpoint in its Higher Education Dialogues series of live video-teleconferences with leading higher education scholars from across the nation. At the current time when so many colleges and universities find themselves facing political attacks on the very idea of public purpose, along with severe economic pressures from retreating fiscal resources, our inattention to the circumstances of post-secondary educational possibility is not an option.

Another Education is Possible: The Closing of Antioch College and the Story of the Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute

May 3rd, 2010

The decision to dispose of Antioch College was not one that faculty, alumni, staff, and students could accept. While our strategies evolved over time, and different constituencies worked in different arenas, we were united by certain core assumptions. We defined the suspension of the College as a financial and political choice made among other available options. This meant countering a number of convenient and widespread narratives–insisting that the College was not merely another regrettable casualty of prevailing economic winds, nor of its own anachronistic refusal to adapt to a changing marketplace. The closure was not a referendum on Antioch’s progressive educational mission or curriculum. Nor was the College brought down by a disrespectful, dogmatic, or ‘toxic’ student body (a view unfortunately given some support by President Lawry).

Dispatch 8

Mar 18th, 2010

On March 5, 2010, Neil Coletta, an Antioch College Alum’02, gave a talk at the Nonstop Institute titled Culinary Studies at Antioch College: John Ronsheim’s Influence on Food Studies. Mr. Coletta is the Assistant Director of Programs in Food, Wine & the Arts at Boston University. Mr. Coletta’s presentation explores some of the intersections between this place [Antioch College] and the scholarly study of food – past, present and future.

Nonstop workshop on black films

Mar 11th, 2010

“This series is meant to show the progression and evolution of black films that reflect how our culture thinks about race,” he said. ‘These films represent the sensibilities of African Americans, done by African Americans, cast by African Americans.”
“It’s a cultural enrichment project; that’s what Nonstop is about,” Devine said. “I strongly encourage people to take advantage of films that they’ll probably never see again in their lifetime.”