Category: Culture

“Their Eyes Were Watching God”

Oprah Winfrey was intimately involved in bringing this novel by Zora Neale Herston to television, which aired March 6, 2005. It follows the life of a young black woman, Janie, (Halle Berry) through her relationships with three different men. She...

/ March 7, 2005

GodBlogCon Again

The buzz around GodBlogCon is growing and concerns about the name have followed. Check out Jeff Jarvis of buzzmachine.com on MSNBC’s new show Connected: Coast to Coast. (HT: Matt Margolis). After you’ve watched that, read this concern by Margolis and...

/ March 1, 2005

Enourmously helpful addition to the Internet

Google maps is awesome.

/ February 28, 2005

GodBlogCon 2005

The Christian Blogosphere now knows what I’ve known for a few days: GodBlogCon 2005 will be hosted by the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University. The official announcement is up over at Andrew Jackson’s blog. How, you ask, was I...

/ February 28, 2005

Media and Blogging

Stacy Harp of MediaSoul has started a new company designed to promote books through the blogosphere. She states, “We exist to help people in the media, such as authors, filmmakers, musicians and others get their message out to a targeted...

/ February 23, 2005

Honest Words about Depictions of Heaven

From an interview with the screenwriters of Constantine, the latest Keanu Reeves film: Interviewer: So is that why you didn’t show Heaven more? FRANK: The true reason for that is, no one knows how to depict it in a cool...

/ February 16, 2005

Constantine – Irresponsible, Humorous, and Smart

Despite an entirely preferential dislike of being startled, I liked it. I loved the hero, I hated the villain, and I actually laughed a lot. Though, I will say it is in appropriately subtitled. It should not be: “Hell wants...

/ February 16, 2005

Constantine’s Message a Mixed Bag

Keith and I just returned from seeing Constantine, courtesy of the good folks at Grace Hill Media. Constantine is certainly for mature audiences only. Replete with demons of various kinds, depictions of hell, and comic-book violence, it is not a...

/ February 15, 2005

Review of “As You Like It”

William Shakespeare’s adorable comedy As You Like It will be brought to life at the Ahmanson Theatre from the present through March 26th. Sir Peter Hall, winner of multiple Tony-Awards, directs the Theatre Royal Bath with the lead of Rosalind...

/ February 6, 2005

Insights and questions from “E.T. – Extra Terrestial”

I just watched E.T. for the first time. It won best picture in 1982, and remains a revered (and oft quoted) cultural icon. What makes it so excellent? I will approach the question not by examining E.T. as a film,...

/ February 5, 2005