Dante’s Inferno… you know, for kids!

I just saw the Oscar-winning Argentinian film The Secret in Their Eyes. (Seeing that and The Headless Woman this month, I am suddenly very interested in Argentinian cinema.) I found Secret to be a strong work of suspenseful detective-storytelling, like a great installment of Prime Suspect.So I was startled to learn what the director, Juan Jose Campanella, plans to do next... … [Read more...]

Noteworthy moments in the Raven’s Ladder blog tours

Blog tours are interesting.You find readers who really "get" what you've written, who provide fascinating interpretations and useful criticism, and you find readers who really don't connect with your work. Sometimes you read criticism that leaves you puzzled.Here are a few moments from the Raven's Ladder blog tours I found interesting:S.J. Deal makes predictions here about what will happen in Book 4. He has some very perceptive ideas about the chapters I'm currently writing. Is he … [Read more...]

The Next Over the Rhine Album, According to Linford

Linford Detweiler has published a letter of epic proportions, addressing Over the Rhine fans about the future of the band, the upcoming recording sessions with Joe Henry, and more.Some highlights: … [Read more...]

To Savor or To Save?

E.B. White, in an interview with The New York Times in 1969, said: … [Read more...]

Best Commercial Ever?

In a Tweet on April 16, Errol Morris called this the best commercial ever. … [Read more...]

Philip Pullman returns… with a book about Jesus.

The author of The Golden Compass now has a book about Jesus. … [Read more...]

The Interview Party, Round One

So, I've been answering a lot of interview questions lately, as bloggers read and review my new novel Raven's Ladder.I'm honored to have my work be the focus of so much scrutiny. And, as you might expect, a lot of the same questions keep coming up.So, for the sake of variety, I went to my Facebook page and asked folks to come up with some questions I hadn't heard before. In return, I would ask *them* a question.Here is Part One of the conversations that ensued:Adrienne … [Read more...]

Take Your Daily Chesterton Vitamin

I always recommend taking G.K. Chesterton vitamins daily. Here's a free sample: … [Read more...]

Stumped.

I just received this summary of a movie coming out on DVD. I've blocked out the particulars, because I'm more interested in the film's plot structure... … [Read more...]

Rod “The Sledgehammer” Dreher on “The Restoration of Stephen Baldwin”

Rod Deher weighs in here on this preposterous endeavor, which is, for me, a strong contender for #1 on the list of Most Embarrassing Moments in Christian Media. … [Read more...]


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