Archives for February 2011

The Ale Boy’s Feast: Today-only, a Giveaway!

Want to be one of the first to hold a copy of The Ale Boy's Feast in your hands? … [Read more...]

I’m Making a Lot of New Friends in Pittsburgh

I'm so grateful that the good people of Jubilee 2011 - especially Scott Calgaro - invited me to Jubilee 2011.I've been so blessed already by what I've seen and heard from enthusiastic students and inspiring speakers (Denise Frame Harlan!!) that I would like to put aside the three presentations that I've come to give and just continue to soak up all of the goodness.And by the way, they have a fantastic... and dangerous... bookstore. … [Read more...]

The Ubik-uitous Philip K. Dick

For some film fans, Philip K. Dick is "that guy who wrote Blade Runner and Total Recall." … [Read more...]

Andy Whitman Interviews Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples' You Are Not Alone was far and away the finest gospel album I heard in 2010. Have you heard it yet? It's so full of joy, warmth, encouragement, and soul. … [Read more...]

The Top 25 Horror Movies of All Time!

Image has just posted their list of the Top 25 Horror Movies.I participated in the vote, and I'm pleased with the results (although I now have to update my Netflix queue with those titles I haven't seen).You might ask, "What in the world are these people thinking, recommending horror movies?! I thought that Image was a journal of Christian thought on the arts and religion!" … [Read more...]

If Your House Were Burning Down…

From composer Ned Rorem’s introduction to Jean Cocteau’s book The Difficulty of Being... … [Read more...]

Pittsburgh, Here I Come. See You Thursday.

On Thursday, I'm flying to Pittsburgh for this event: … [Read more...]


Over the Rhine is enjoying an excellent 2011 so far.Their fan-funded album The Long Surrender, my personal favorite from their entire 20-year catalog, is enjoying rave reviews all over the place. One of the highlights of their current success came last week, when they were interviewed on NPR's "All Things Considered." … [Read more...]

Delicate Machinery Suspended: The Interview

It is with joy and wild fanboy enthusiasm that I draw your attention to this week's IAM Conversations podcast.Listen in as Christy Tennant speaks with poet Anne M. Doe Overstreet, whose collection of poetry, Delicate Machinery Suspended, was released last year by T.S. Poetry Press.This episode of IAM Conversations was produced by Christy Tennant. IAM Conversations Theme Music, "Double Happiness," by Kevin Gosa. … [Read more...]

Fingertips – February 2011 #1: “Submarine”; “Micmacs”; Aronofsky; and Saying Farewell to Brian Jacques

Here is the first February batch of Fingertips: … [Read more...]