Nostalgia in a YouTube Clip

Sesame Street premiered in 1969, which means that most of us have watched it—many as children (a child born in 1969 is turning 44 this year). So it was with great pleasure that I watched this clip – a remix song made up of mostly old Sesame Street clips that I remember. It’s just fun, because it’s [Read More...]

The Slowest Generation?

So apparently the Wall Street Journal has caught on: Gen Y’s idea of fun is running marathons. But against the entire sprint-distance field, I finished in the top 11%. That’s right: Team Geriatric outperformed the field. I’d love to report that this reflects the age-defying effects of triathlon. But my hair is gray, my hearing [Read More...]

Gravity

Are you planning to see Gravity this weekend? I saw it a few nights ago and reviewed it for Christianity Today, and part of what made it significant for me was that it left me feeling a bit disquieted. Sitting there, wearing silly-looking 3D glasses, I felt awe—and not at mankind or its “indomitable spirit.” It is admittedly [Read More...]

Even Better Than the Real Thing

Did you see this commercial for Chipotle restaurants that went viral? Well, over at Christianity Today Movies, critic Jeffrey Overstreet saw the commercial as a metaphor for how hungry we – as audiences and consumers – are for something real. So he took that opportunity to write about two overlooked films, This is Martin Bonner and Museum Hours: I’m [Read More...]


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