“Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul — and you answer.” ~Terri Guillemets
Culture and belief are often reflections of one another. Here at Patheos many of our writers explore this connection and reflect on its significance. Following is a selection of our newest stories in concert with a curated selection of some of the most popular posts in arts, culture and entertainment.
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I wasn't prepared for the spirit of the late Christopher Hitchens to be ironically reincarnated in a hot dog.
The more I think about it, the more I realize why the three year old me cried so hard. It was probably my first touch with the search for magic, beauty and The Mystery.
I have to say, as much as I love Uncle George, I'm on Simon Pegg's side. This was long overdue.
It's been a long time since I've seen a show so compulsively watchable, and I understand how everyone is getting so wrapped up into the world.
Peter T. Chattaway
Christian as an oppressive tyrant, or Christian as a freedom fighter who kills the tyrants. I find myself wanting a third, more Christlike option.
Gerard A. Murphy
Mark Osborne's screen adaptation of the classic 1943 French novella, Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, has one stirring message.
The most disappointing thing about "Jason Bourne" is the feeling that we've seen it all before.
The film's consideration of fathers and sons, faith and questioning, and the meaning of a lasting legacy resonates, but it never forces us to find a "right" answer.
When Ben-Hur opens on August 19, moviegoers will see a unique kind of summer action movie, one with a powerful message of forgiveness and laying down arms.
Give us more sci fi, and real science, and exploration of space, and philosophical reflections like the original series, and less rockem sockem aliens.
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Barbara Falconer Newhall
Can art, if it is to be great, address matters spiritual?
Cause and effect aren't that easy to understand, even with centuries of hindsight.
We're talking summer movie, not "film." But, that's what the original was, too. As entertainment it delivers.
As a discerning film watcher, I want to be able to steer my young son toward quality and films that will prepare him to be a better, more loving human being.
A&E has announced its second season of Born This Way, an original docuseries that follows the lives of young adults with Down syndrome.
The real hero of the recently released Batman v. Superman film is an often overshadowed character, Bruce Wayne.
The Secret Life of Pets isn't revolutionary, but it's entertaining and funny.
Jane the Virgin has become my favorite TV show. Without exception.
Throughout the movie, Knight and his band of fellow deserters and runaway slaves make strong delineations between God's way and man's injustice.
Silently sitting and watching the entire catalog of Disney animated films, the family had no idea Owen Suskind had memorized dozens of movies.