Archives for October 2008

Cyndere on the SciFi Channel!

Check out SciFi Wire, the news service for the SciFi Channel today, and scroll down through the headlines. You'll see a familiar face! … [Read more...]

Join Me and Together We Will… Enjoy Poetry

The Backwaters Press presents...Jody A. Zorgdrager's new book: Of Consequence.Marianne Boruch: Through the dark of childhood and the illness of aging parents, through the mystery of insects and roses and gulls, in places both ordinary and odd, this poet enters beauty — its pain and release — with equal fearlessness. … [Read more...]

Browser, 10/30

Image journal's Gregory Wolfe considers Robert Clark's new book Dark Water: Flood and Redemption in the City of Masterpieces, and responds to the Washington Postreview by Michael Dirda.  … [Read more...]

Roger Ebert Remembers “The Last Temptation of Christ”

Congratulations to my friend Steven D. Greydanus. His review of The Passion of the Christ was persuasive for Roger Ebert when that film was released. Now, his review of The Last Temptation has proven useful to Ebert as well. There's a reason that Greydanus is my favorite writer among Christians who review movies. He's really, really good.Ebert: The film is indeed technically blasphemous. I have been persuaded of this by a thoughtful essay by Steven D. Greydanus of the National Catholic R … [Read more...]

The Flavor of Cyndere’s Midnight

When I wrote Cyndere's Midnight, I never even considered the possibility of a recipe book spin-off. But thanks to the inventive and resourceful Adrienne Lema, it just might happen. … [Read more...]

Today’s Favorite: Bullies

I've just seen Ben X, which is to movies about kids and bullies what The Passion of the Christ is to movies about persecuted messiahs. I've also just seen Choking Man, about an immigrant who suffers mockery at work because he doesn't speak much English. … [Read more...]

Browser, 10/29

When you say that The Bible is true, do you mean... literally?¬†I'm thrilled to see that Mark Shea has begun a series on rediscovering how the early church read The Bible. The series begins here. It should be a very stimulating series, with Shea at the helm. There aren't many voices in Christian writing as engaging, witty, and revealing as Shea's. And besides... he quotes Gandalf the way other scholars quote, well, other scholars.PopMatters gets one thing right: WovenHand is awesome. But I a … [Read more...]

Richard Dawkins Wants Your Kids to Stop Reading Harry Potter?

If you want to save your children, take away their fantasy books! … [Read more...]

Set list from last night’s thrilling Sam Phillips concert at the Triple Door

Anne and I enjoyed a tasty (and beautiful) lunch at Lola yesterday, and the company wasn't bad either: … [Read more...]

Tonight. Downtown Seattle. The Triple Door. Sam Phillips.

I'll be there. Will you?It's drummer Jay Bellerose's birthday. Do you need another reason to be there?(No false advertising. She's wearing that outfit today.)(Well, she may change for the show, I suppose... but at this point in the day...) … [Read more...]