The highlight of the Super Bowl is already on YouTube.

UPDATE:OKAY, OKAY... so the YouTube link is dead.Who cares? Now you can see it in HD on Apple's trailers page. … [Read more...]

Answering questions about Cyndere’s Midnight and more

Jake Chism at The Christian Manifesto asked me a bunch of questions... and I answered them.Lo and behold, here's the conversation, chock full-o revelations about Cyndere's Midnight, my favorite movie of 2008 (which won't be released until 2009, if it is ever released at all), … [Read more...]

Bruce Springsteen writes back to Walker Percy

Did you know that Bruce Springsteen and Walker Percy almost corresponded? … [Read more...]

The Class (2009): Looking Closer’s Film Forum

I'll be reviewing The Class soon. But for now, let me encourage you to see it as soon as you can. It's one of two 2009 releases I've seen that will probably end up in my Top 10 of 2009 next December.Here's a roundup of reviews at IFC Daily. … [Read more...]

Reeling.

I'm still exhausted and delirious from the inspiration and nourishment I found last weekend in the company of some talented artists.I would write about it, but I'm back into the white-water of busy-ness, so that will have to wait.Until then, I'm grateful that my new friend David Taylor has found the time to write so eloquently about the blessings of that time with new friends and well-crafted art.And by the way, David Taylor's essay A Holy Longing, which was recently published in CT, is … [Read more...]

Thursday at 12:30: Cyndere’s Midnight at SPU

On Thursday at 12:30, in the Library at Seattle Pacific University, I'll be reading from Cyndere's Midnight and saying a few words about the next volume in The Auralia Thread.Copies of Auralia's Colors and Cyndere's Midnight will be for sale there, along with free Auralia Thread posters. And I'll be answering your questions about the books and the upcoming volumes.I hope to see you there! … [Read more...]

Browser: Jordan and Gaiman. Zombies?! Orr-itated. Slumdog’s stars still in the slums?.

First, a trailer...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvEFkb5UZSI   The Browser: News & links to raise your eyebrows & furrow your brow. New headlines may be added as the day goes on. Stay tuned. … [Read more...]

Fireproof (2008): Looking Closer’s Film Forum

What is Film Forum? Well, with so many film reviews published, and so little time to read them all, I make a note of any review that I find particularly thoughtful, persuasive, or worth wrestling.Be sure to check back, as I've only just begun to read reviews of these films, and I'll add more interesting excerpts as I come across them. Feel free to submit more reviews, or even your own, in the comments below. … [Read more...]

Browser: Wings of Desire! Pierce Pettis. Tarsem. Pixar. Muppets. Star Wars? “Christian fiction.” Sundance winner! Decent Films best of ’08. Gaiman=Newbery winner.

The Browser: News & links to raise your eyebrows & furrow your brow. New headlines may be added as the day goes on. Stay tuned. … [Read more...]

John Updike 1932-2009

Breaking news: John Updike, 76 died today.When I posted this link at artsandfaith.com, Paste magazine's Andy Whitman responded:John Updike will always be one of my favorite writers. He wrote a dozen or more best-sellers, and could certainly be accused of pandering to the more lascivious tastes of contemporary readers. But in my mind he was the best writer on sex as commodity in American fiction, and he always brought an icy, contemplative chill to his sex scenes. If you got aroused during … [Read more...]


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