Joaquin Phoenix is Johnny Cash

Check out the slideshow. That second photo of Phoenix and Witherspoon together at the microphone ... uncanny! … [Read more...]

New Over the Rhine Album Next March.

Here's a letter from Linford Detweiler of Over the Rhine from the band's Web site! … [Read more...]

Awake, Fans of Middle Earth and Narnia!

And Thanksgiving just keeps on going! … [Read more...]

A Very Long Engagement (2004)

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This review was originally published at Christianity Today. - During wartime, art about war can play an important role. It can coax us into contemplation and dialogue about the ethics of violent conflict. It may remind us of the lessons we can learn from the past. Sometimes it offers comfort and even hope during a time of fear, uncertainty, and loss. You could probably name a few favorites with such redeeming qualities: David O. Russell's Three Kings, Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line, … [Read more...]

Five Months Later… Wilco’s Ghost

I've been mulling over the new Wilco album for months, and haven't taken the time to write down what I love about it until now. … [Read more...]

The Incredibles (2004)

This review was originally published at Christianity Today in November 2004. - Kids are going to love The Incredibles, and it's possible their parents will love it even more. I'm betting a lot of dads and moms get action figures of Mr. Incredible and his wife Elastigirl in their stockings this year, and they'll be proud to display them at home or at work. While The Incredibles looks like a movie for the kid in all of us, the storytelling of writer-director Brad Bird is aimed straight at … [Read more...]

How to Dismantle a Misconceived Review

After a false start, I have posted my full review of How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. … [Read more...]

Second Impression: U2′s How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

I've deleted my post from yesterday about the U2 album. Last night, I went home and put the CD on the BIG stereo and really let the thing breathe. I heard a whole different album. … [Read more...]

Off-topic: A Letter from Fallujah

I came across this link through Andrew Sullivan, who never ceases to offer challenging and insightful views (even if I often disagree with him.) … [Read more...]

Nick Cave Out-U2′s U2

Nick Cave released two new albums on the same day, in the same package, recently, and when I put it on, my stereo caught fire. … [Read more...]


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