Specials: Keillor on the Nativity; Newman on Sex in “The Golden Compass”; Shea on Pullman’s “Idiots”; “Sweeney Todd”

Garrison Keillor on the nativity.

Beautiful.  (A nod of thanks to Mark Shea for the link.)


The Golden Compass: Sexualizing Children in the World of His Dark Materials

Thank you, Mark T. Newman. (Haven’t seen you in years! How are you, man?)


Philip Pullman’s Useful Idiots

Thank you, Mark Shea! 


If you want a sneak peek at the opening credits of Sweeney Todd, well… here you go. But don’t say I didn’t warn you. It’s bloody.

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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.

  • sdcoulter

    Garrison Keillor… I’m never quite sure if he actually *believes* anything or not, but, man oh man, the guy sure can write, can’t he?