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Browser: ArtsandFaith.com, Pixar wine, Nick Cave’s Gladiator 2, St. Vincent… and love.

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

I’m sorry that things have been slow on the blog lately. I’ve just wrapped up an essay for an upcoming issue of Image, and I’m burning the midnight oil as I revise Raven’s Ladder for an early 2010 publication.

But I’ve collected a few links I thought you might enjoy:

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Speaking of Image… ArtsandFaith.com is, to my knowledge, the busiest, best, and longest-running online community for people interested in movies, music, visual arts, literature, politics, and faith. I was there for its first manifestation as a discussion board on a film critic’s site.

Then the community moved, and it became the property of Promontory Artists Association, the non-profit arts organization I co-founded.

When other endeavors demanded more of my time, it became clear that the connection with Promontory had run its course. Alan Thomas took the wheel and steered it skillfully for several years. For his hard work and participation there, I’m grateful.

This week, the board moved on again. This time, it has become the property of Image journal. And still, the board remains a thriving, unpredictable, exciting community with many of the same remarkable participants who were there at the beginning.

Check us out at artsandfaith.com, but note that the board is in a transitional period right now, and is likely to look rather different within a few weeks.

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John Lasseter doesn’t just make Pixar movies for us to enjoy. He makes wine too. I love this guy.

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Nick Cave thought up a sequel for Gladiator?

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New, from St. Vincent! It’s called “Actor Out of Work”

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It’s May, the sun is shining, and love is in the air.
So let’s all tune in to some wise words from Brian “Dr. Love” Volck.

Browser: Sam Phillips, David Bazan, Robert Shiller, economic bubbles, Bono on Easter, and Jim Jarmusch

Monday, April 27th, 2009
I’m so busy editing the next strand of The Auralia Thread, Raven’s Ladder, and composing new articles for Image and Christianity Today that I’m flat out of time to blog anything substantial. So here’s a rundown of links that caught my attention over the last few days…

Browser: Zbignew Priesner. Jeff Buckley. Bruce Cockburn’s “Slice O Life.” Bob Dylan. U2. Tauntaun. Ann Coulter. Tom Hanks.

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

The Browser: News & links to raise your eyebrows & furrow your brow. New headlines may be added as the day goes on. Stay tuned. (more…)

Browser: April Fool’s day edition. Not.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

I’ve come across one wonderfully painful April Fool’s joke so far today. And then there’s the amusing discovery that if you add &flip=1 to the end of any YouTube video URL, something rather interesting happens.

But most of the things that I thought were jokes, though… they turned out to be real. 

1) You can hear the new Eels song online today, and it’s about werewolves.

2) Sam Phillips has a brand new song, and you can download it for free. And it’s awesome.

3) Yesterday there was a new Bob Dylan song available for free at his site. Gone now. But it’s pretty great too. 

4) As I reported at Filmwell.org, Twitch is talking about a book of essays by Hayao Miyazaki coming to bookstores this July.

5) And yes, it’s snowing in Seattle. On April 1. No joke.

Browser: U2 speaks. Filmmakers and critics pick their all-time faves. Buddy Miller. Joaquin Phoenix.

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

The Browser: News & links to raise your eyebrows & furrow your brow. New headlines may be added as the day goes on. Stay tuned. (more…)

Browser: VOLCANO! U2, Costello, Burnett, and Dylan. (Updated.)

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

The Browser: News & links to raise your eyebrows & furrow your brow. New headlines may be added as the day goes on. Stay tuned. (more…)

Browser: Melody. Cylons. Vampires. Favorite albums. Migraines. Murder (Is it bad?) Radiohead. Fabchannel. David Bazan. U2. And Jesus.

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

The Browser: News & links to raise your eyebrows & furrow your brow. New headlines may be added as the day goes on. Stay tuned. (more…)

Browser: Best classroom movie ever?; Never Let Me Go; Sam Phillips; Andy Warhol’s faith

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

First, a trailer for the most exciting 2009 release I’ve seen so far this year. It’s also the finest movie about students and teachers I’ve ever seen.

Yes, that includes Dead Poet’s Society.

The Class is playing in Seattle, and in many other American cities, right now. Take a group of friends to see it, and you’ll have an unforgettable experience.

And now for something completely different:


Watch it in HD here.

The Browser: News & links to raise your eyebrows & furrow your brow.
New headlines may be added as the day goes on. Stay tuned.
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Browser: U2 on a roof again; Carrey’s big year; Mars Needs Moms!

Friday, February 27th, 2009

First, a trailer…

Watch it in HD here.

The Browser: News & links to raise your eyebrows & furrow your brow. New headlines may be added as the day goes on. Stay tuned. (more…)

Browser: Narnia has another writer; Peter Weir; Eternal Sunshine?

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

The Browser:
News & links to raise your eyebrows & furrow your brow.
New headlines may be added as the day goes on. Stay tuned.

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