Fingertips: Longhand Writing; Time-Based Pixel Painting; Beer; Richard Linklater; Leonard Cohen; Joe Henry; Kate Bush; G.K. Chesterton; and St. Vincent

Writing on a computer is like sprinting through a park; you can cover a lot of ground very quickly. But will you have much to say about the ground you covered, or the sights and sounds you passed along the way?I want to write about subjects that deserve close observation... the kind of "seeing" that can only happen when you're patiently strolling along the path. So I write my fiction longhand. It slows me down. I see more (and better) storytelling opportunities. When I rough-draft fiction on … [Read more...]

Fingertips: Anonymous; Robert Downey Jr. and Mel Gibson; The Fantastic Mr. Star Fox; Woody Allen and Ethan Coen; Tom Waits; U2; Sara Zarr

Are you excited about Anonymous, the movie that's going to shock the world by revealing the shocking truth? No, me either. Check this out, from a New York Times take-down of the film: The most troubling thing about Anonymous is not that it turns Shakespeare into an illiterate money-grubber. It’s not even that England’s virgin Queen Elizabeth is turned into a wantonly promiscuous woman who is revealed to be both the lover and mother of de Vere. Rather, it’s that in making the case for de Vere, th … [Read more...]

Fingertips: Downton Abbey; 9/11 film critics; Coen Brothers; Wuthering Heights; Will Beetlejuice return?; Free live music; U2… and more.

I don't watch much television, but I'm making Downton Abbey, Season Two a priority as soon as it's available.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA3Pjvog3M0Go back and watch Season One if you missed it. *Especially* if you're a fan of Robert Altman's Gosford Park.And speaking of things that you might find interesting, here are several more... … [Read more...]

Fingertips: Wendell Berry; Submarine and Buck; U2 documentary; Feist; Ollabelle; Favorite Film of 2010 now on Blu-Ray; Philip Seymour Hoffman; Cinderella; and more.

Here are several fingertips, poking at you until you poke at the links I've discovered...  … [Read more...]

Fingertips: This Week’s Moviegoing; Tom McCarthy and “Win Win”; Narnia; L’Engle; Lent; Rob Bell

What movies did I see this week?  … [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...]

Fingertips: December 2010 #2 – Memorable 2010 Film Lists; Scott Cairns; Joel Hartse; Over the Rhine; Thomas Kinkade; Jaws: The Christian Version

Here are a few of the most intriguing links I visited over the past week: … [Read more...]

Fingertips: December 2010 #1 – Spider-man on Broadway; God With Us; Real Heroes; Over the Rhine Backstage;

I'm going to try and recharge my blogging routine by bringing back "The Browser" with a different name - "Fingertips."TMBG outdid themselves on their album Apollo 18 by including a blast of fleeting songs called "Fingertips"... five-to-ten-second hooks that you can't get out of your head.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NrrHTFp8z0Similarly, my blog's Fingertips will be a list of miscellaneous links and interesting trivia that I found worthy of sharing.For example:What may be … [Read more...]


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