Made in God's image, to subcreate. Look no further... This was all over, but worth sharing again. HT: The San Fransisco Globe … [Read more...] about We Are Works, and Workers, of Art
I love this. This is great. Thanks, Josh Bishop. HT: Oikonomia … [Read more...] about Wonder Rush
My first exposure to Mark Helprin was reading his incredible novel, Winter's Tale. The novel is almost indescribable. The only thing I know for sure is it's among the most beautiful writing I've ever read and the storytelling is masterful. This interview is fascinating for many reasons, among them his approach to social media, the internet, and of course, his politics. Zach Franzen put me on to … [Read more...] about Romantic Rationalist: “Winter’s Tale” Author Talks Writing, Life, and Politics
I am given to understand that Superman Returns is not going to make any of the top 10 films of all-time lists by people who say “films” instead of “movies.” So noted. Well I, who am well-described as a country rube, found I was crying during parts of it tonight. And these were not tears borne of mourning the death of cinema. Nor were they merely manly allergies. I cried because I saw masses of … [Read more...] about I Need A Hero
This sums up my (snobby?) growing unease and almost-always disappointment with adaptations. “If you can read and have more imagination than a doorknob, what need do you have for a 'movie version' of a novel?” Wendell Berry HT: @TheRabbitRoom … [Read more...] about Who Needs a Movie Adaptation of a Novel?
A very enjoyable (very) short film. … [Read more...] about Short Paperman
I thought this little video, from the theme to the art, was neat. I especially appreciated Susan Cain's point regarding a cultural shift towards overvaluing people gifted as dynamic, entertaining, charismatic personalities (celebrity pastors, anyone?) and undervaluing quieter people with humbler vocations. "As we shifted from an agricultural economy to a corporate one, we started to admire people … [Read more...] about Loving Your Introverted Child as She Is
I love this on so many levels, but mostly two. I'll discuss below, but first: watch. 1) This boy! What a kid. I love this guy. He is so creative, hardworking, and dedicated. What will he do with his life? I love his work, his imaginative recreation of something he has experienced, and his desire to share it with others. 2) These people loving this boy! It really revs up my heart to see this … [Read more...] about Caine’s Arcade and Loving Young People