Heed the Whedon.

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We're at the 2/3rds mark in 2012, and something doesn't feel right.Normally, I have a pretty solid "top ten list" of favorites by now. But in 2012? I look around and I see a bunch of "corporate spectacle." But I can't recall many movies that have meant anything to me. I've spent some enjoyable air-conditioned hours in the theater watching some better-than-average superhero cotton candy. But stories that surprised and challenged me? Performances that captivated me? Cinematography that took … [Read more...]

What Do Harold and the Purple Crayon and Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses Have In Common?

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What do Harold and the Purple Crayon, by Crockett Johnson, and Cormac McCarthy's All the Pretty Horses have in common?Gregory Wolfe, publisher of Image and author of Beauty Will Save the World, explains in this, his commencement address to the 2012 graduates of Seattle Pacific University's MFA in Creative Writing program.I attended that ceremony in Santa Fe, NM. It was a moving, inspiring event.Here's an excerpt from Wolfe's address... … [Read more...]


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