August 2022 Archives
Meet the Internet’s Most Hated TypistHermelin’s article is an encouragement to look beyond labels, which, more often than not, are tools of dismissal and dehumanization.
Can’t Access Your Favorite Websites? Blame SOPA/PIPAHave you heard about the law proposed to regulate the Internet? We’re against it.
This American Lie: The Ecstasy and Agony of Mike DaiseyMike Daisey taught us that the pursuit of the truth can never excuse all sins.
Does Faster Church Make for Better Church?I worry that adopting a more pragmatic, consumer-based approach to church and worship shifts our focus.
The Televangelists: Freaks and Geeks Offers a Thoughtful and Hilarious Look at High SchoolFreaks and Geeks deserves all of the acclaim that it has received over the years, and for many reasons.
The Televangelists: An Apocalypse You Can Believe InRevolution is a well-made show but I found myself constantly taken out of the series’ post-apocalyptic setting.
The Televangelists: NBC’s Olympics Coverage Could Be so Much BetterThere comes a time when enough is enough, when the coverage ceases to be emotional and becomes manipulative.
Higgs Boson and the Goodness of Scientific DiscoveryThe Higgs Boson is one of the most important scientific discoveries in recent history. So what?
Why are we so mean on Facebook?Why do seemingly innocuous posts quickly get ugly, and why are people so quick to fan the flames?
The Televangelist: The Angelic Ambiguity of Haibane RenmeiIf you’ve grown tired of “typical” anime fare, then Haibane Renmei might just represent a breath of fresh air.
The Televangelists: Grimm Reveals That the Other Is Often OurselvesIn a world populated with frightening monsters, Grimms like Burkhardt may be the most frightening monsters of all.
The Televangelist: The Man in the Booth Wants to Make You a DealThe Booth at the End uses a “less is more” approach and a healthy dollop of ambiguity to craft an intricate morality play.
Japan, Pearl Harbor, and the Wrath of GodResponding to a natural disaster with pleasure and presumption deserves its own kind of wrath.
Dads: The New Video Game HeroesHow interesting would it be if video games turn out to be tools that challenge us and cause us to think about the role and impact of fathers in the lives of their wards?
Video Games Embrace the Permanence of DeathI see it as an example of video games’ continuing evolution and maturation as a medium.
What Does Spotify Really Mean for Musicians?The irony, though, is that those who benefit the least from these services are those who make the services’ existence, popularity, and even necessity possible.
Sufjan Stevens breathes some fresh air into Christmas music with Silver & GoldBy turns silly and serious, reverent and irreverent, traditional and experimental, Sufjan’s Christmas music handily transcends that schmaltz that so often passes for Christmas music these days.
Making Sense of Culture Making, Part 10: Grace & Some Final ThoughtsJason Morehead finishes out his months-long exploration of Andy Crouch’s Culture Making.
Making Sense of Culture Making, Part 9: Power & CommunityAccording to Crouch, changing culture isn’t about huge crowds, but small dedicated circles.