Category: Culture

Active Christian Media Review: How to Be Your Own Publicist

Jessica Hatchigan’s How to Be your Own Publicist is an invaluable resource for anyone who owns a business or wants to promote themselves in some capacity. Written for the novice, Hatchigan’s work is intelligent without being technical or obscure. Her...

/ June 4, 2006

A New Set of Toys for Matt

Many of my friends are prone to complain about Microsoft. They are the Great Satan, incapable of the creative ingenuity and cool designs of Apple. But though Apple may be winning the operating systems war (may), they haven’t come close...

/ May 28, 2006

On GodBlogs and Priorities

It’s a crime that we have not linked to John Schroeder of Blogotional more here at Mere O. John has been one of the main supporters of Mere O since our inception and has never hesitated to link to us...

/ May 23, 2006

a very Monty Christmas

I just watched Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life. As with all of Monty Python’s humour, it is a hilarious, if you are into that brand of comedy, and this film is particularly inspired. It is a bawdy, irreverent, occasionally...

/ April 20, 2006

Invisible Cats and the Brokeback Redemption

Why are Marty McFly and Doc Brown casting lingering glances at each other? Why is that hug between Maverick and Iceman lasting so long? It’s all part of the latest online phenomenon of Brokeback Spoofs. These creative online video mash-ups...

/ March 12, 2006

Fabric of the Cosmos – Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality

What is space? What is time? If you are looking for a modern physicist’s take on the very best answers to those two questions, and all of the related mysteries they stir up, check out Brian Greene’s Fabric of the...

/ March 5, 2006

Review: East Wind

The simple and powerful life of Maria Zeitner Linke from her childhood through her release from the Russian gulags is plainly and honestly conveyed in Ruth Hunt’s East Wind. Mrs. Linke’s story opens in Germany in 1945, as the Russian army...

/ February 19, 2006

thoughts of robots

If I call into my banking institution today, I hear a friendly-sounding lady answer the phone, and say “Welcome to Wells Fargo. To access your accounts, press, or say, “one.” To open a new account, press, or say, “two…” And...

/ February 16, 2006

Mind and Media Review: Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships

The human experience is a sexual experience. As we are physical creatures, sexuality is interwined into the very essence of our being. On the other hand, sexuality is about more than physicality–it is about our human persons and our relationships...

/ February 14, 2006

Film Review: “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”

I dare you to watch The Exorcism of Emily Rose. You might not like it. It might hit a bit too close to home and it will definitely scare the dickens out of you! But, unless you are like my...

/ February 5, 2006