Tonight: Third Place Books (Lake Forest Park) at 6:30 pm

Tonight at 6:30pm, at the Third Place Books store in Lake Forest Park, I'll be talking about my favorite films, my favorite director/actor interviews, and my favorite “film-critic hate mail.”Oh, and yes, and my book about a life of dangerous moviegoing... Through a Screen Darkly.Third Place Books Lake Forest Park Towne Centre 17171 Bothell Way NE Lake Forest Park, WA 98155 Tel: 206-366-3333 … [Read more...]

Inspired by the Oscars: My Thank-You Speech for Last Night’s Celebration

Last night, while Hollywood got ready for the Oscars, I had the incredible privilege of gathering with many of the most influential people in my life, and a whole lot of people I didn't know at all, in a little bookstore in La Conner, Washington, called The Next Chapter. … [Read more...]

I’m in Bellingham!

In about an hour, I'll be at Luci Shaw's arts-and-faith gathering, Open Windows, to talk to them about my experience reviewing films and writing Through a Screen Darkly. It's a privilege to be invited to speak there, since I've learned so much from Luci and her husband John. I'm still an apprentice here.My Internet access here is intermittent, so forgive me if I'm slow in moderating comments to the blog today. I'm having a tough time finding places with a good signal. … [Read more...]

Bringing “Through a Screen Darkly” to Bellingham

I'll be speaking at Open Windows, a gathering of people interested in faith and art, about Through a Screen Darkly: Looking Closer at Beauty, Truth & Evil in the Movies, 7:00 p.m., Sunday, February 18. … [Read more...]

“Through a Screen Darkly” – An Evening of Celebration and Gratitude

Last night, Linda Wagner (right) and her husband Larry (taking the picture) joined Anne and me for a late, celebratory dinner at Saltoro in Shoreline, Washington. We were celebrating, as you can see, the arrival of several big boxes of books... copies of Through a Screen Darkly.It was Linda who first approached me at Seattle Pacific University in 1995 to invite me to join a writer's group, and who co-edited an arts magazine with me called The Crossing for several years after that. For all of … [Read more...]

Join us for the "Through a Screen Darkly" release party.

SATURDAY, FEB. 24, 7:30 PMWHAT? It's time to celebrate! Come and share one of the most exciting evenings of my life... the Through a Screen Darkly book release party. … [Read more...]

The Secret Location of the Big Release Party…

Anybody recognize this place?This is where the big book release party for Through a Screen Darkly will be held. … [Read more...]