Did Dostoevsky get it wrong (and Obama get it right)?

One of the most famous phrases to come out of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov is, “If there’s no God and no life beyond the grave, doesn’t that mean that men will be allowed to do whatever they want?” (phrasing from Andrew R. MacAndrew’s English translation). In other words, if human beings don’t have some [Read More…]

Sample some of the music from my upcoming documentary

The film is called “The Chicken Manure Incident.” It’s a 44-minute documentary that offers a unique perspective on the ongoing battle between the City of Abbotsford, BC (where I lived up until August) and it’s homeless and street-entrenched population, a conflict that was kicked off last June with city workers showed up early one morning [Read More…]

The Kinks got it right

Over the past decade, the US government has redefined the entire world–including the homeland–as a battlefield, thereby allowing them to dispense with due process and engage in all sorts of extrajudicial behavior, including eavesdropping on and assassinating its own citizens. It’s no longer necessary for the government to prove someone has engaged in a terrorist [Read More…]

Love the sinner–period

We’ve had an interesting discussion on the Hellbound? Facebook page and elsewhere lately about the saying, “Love the sinner, hate the sin.” (I’m more familiar with the reverse phrasing: “Hate the sin, love the sinner.”) The discussion was spurred by this comment from Wendy Thomas, one of our readers: Love the sinner, hate the sin [Read More…]

The only exclusive truth claim you can make

As someone who spends a lot of time doing research, I’ve become a huge fan of Amazon’s recommendation system (“Customers who bought this item also bought…”). It’s a great way to simulate the experience of browsing through a bookstore or a library and stumbling across an item you didn’t know you needed until you saw [Read More…]

Black Friday “Hellbound?” DVD sale

This is it, the Black Friday sale you’ve been waiting for! Get 50% off standard def and Blu-ray “Hellbound?” DVDs. Get them here using the discount code “Black” on checkout. [Read more…]

A brief peek into my creative process

Inspiration can come from the strangest places, often unlooked for. Here’s a brief example of how that happened to me this week. Last night, I returned from a two-day trip to Chicago, which was precipitated by Hellbound? receiving an award from the Raven Foundation. On the train ride to the award screening Tuesday evening, my [Read More…]

This movie trailer is interesting on so many levels…

Mimetic theory, the War on Terror, immigration, inter-racial tensions, homeland security… All sorts of anxieties rolled up into one. I can’t wait to see it. I just hope it doesn’t devolve into abject moralizing or wind up inadvertently reinforcing the myth of redemptive violence it appears to be seeking to deconstruct. BTW, I find the [Read More…]

“Where” would we be without hell?

Better ask Designer Jonathan Hull, who created a map of America’s most hellishly named places, and they are EVERYWHERE. Hull told The Huffington Post that he came up with the wicked idea after a trip to southern Utah, where many of the red rocks had similarly satanic names. More details here. [Read more…]

Still seeking funds for 5&2 documentary

“The 5&2” Teaser Trailer from Kevin Miller on Vimeo. So far I’ve managed to raise $11,000 of the required $50,000 post-production budget. I’m forging ahead no matter what, with plans to have a rough cut completed by Christmas. However, I would dearly like to raise the additional funding so we can do this up right [Read More…]


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