Today’s specials: Richard Thompson. Fagin. Harry Potter. Pixar. And more.

Today’s specials:

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Mourn With Those Who Mourn
What Specialists Are Saying About Jurassic World
Bracing for Jurassic World: My Personal History with the Raptors
About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet departed the Patheos network in order to escape click-bait advertisements that were offending him and his readers. He will re-launch Looking Closer at lookingcloser.org soon. He is the author of The Auralia Thread, a four-volume fantasy series that begins with Auralia's Colors, and a memoir of "dangerous moviegoing" called Through a Screen Darkly. He teaches creative writing and film studies; speaks internationally about art and faith; served as Writer-in-Residence at Covenant College; and is employed by Seattle Pacific University as a project manager, copyeditor, and writer.

  • Mike Harris-Stone

    Actually, the big clue was that we had a man, in a dark room, talking on a phone with his BACK to a window looking into a lighted room. The little details, like the sign over the window, the lamp, the color of the curtain, etc. confirmed it. I could never have guessed the first half-shot in a million years, despite loving “Raising Arizona”. Thanks for the entertainment Jeff!

  • Andy Whitman

    The Paste review cracked me up. I’m admittedly a Thompson fanatic, but the reviewer totally missed it, complaining of cliches like the phrase “As I went a’ walkin’”. That’s not cliche, laddie, that’s tradition. Made me want to consign him to a lifetime of bad “Danny Boy” covers in the fake Irish pubs that have sprung up all over America.

  • Peter T Chattaway

    Did you know Alec Guinness’s Fagin make-up was designed by Stuart Freeborn, the man who went on to create Yoda and Jabba the Hutt? :)

  • The Cubicle Reverend

    Though nothing beats just hearing him and his guitar perform live. I got to see him here in NJ for Kit Bag. Beeswing brought tears to my eyes to hear it live. He also performed Oops I did It Again and made the song sound good. A true master.

  • Sara Z.

    Interesting about RT. I am a loyal and devoted follower. I like The Old Kit Bag, but I think I’ve decided that Mock Tudor is my favorite of the last decade. I didn’t love it when it came out, then rediscovered it a couple of years late and became obsessed.


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