Archives for August 15, 2007

A Reader Comments on Focus on the Family’s Rejection of Harry Potter

I received this note from a reader in response to something I mentioned in my review of Stardust:After following the Focus on the Family link about Harry Potter in the Looking Closer review of Stardust, I went to Focus's homepage, and the first story was Dr. Dobson talking about the dearth of examples of sacrificial heroes in today's culture. Sometimes I like irony, sometimes it just makes me sad. I have nothing to add to that.Oh, by the way, I've written a review of the latest Harry … [Read more...]

This Week’s Soundtrack

Oh how I want the Looking Closer music page to be more lively than it is. But too much is happening in my life right now, and I'm left singing along with great new albums while I work, wishing I had time to write in-depth reviews of all of them.I'll get around to reviewing some of these eventually, but for the record, here's what's currently getting frequent "rotation" on my iPod... … [Read more...]