Elsewhere, 1/5

Jeffrey Overstreet wonders, “What would you rather do? See a great foreign film, or jump in a volcano?”: “Once in a while, a great work of art gives us a great opportunity to explore and discuss timely questions about morality and spirituality. But, more often than not, when I see this happen… either on a national or international stage… I find very little discussion at all amongst Christians. Christians don’t tend to show up at that table very often. It’s discouraging, because if something that offends us shows up, boy howdy… we come running to the table with our protests.”

Pantone has picked PANTONE 18 – 3943 Blue Iris as the color of 2008: “Combining the stable and calming aspects of blue with the mystical and spiritual qualities of purple, Blue Iris satisfies the need for reassurance in a complex world, while adding a hint of mystery and excitement.”

Shawn Blanc offers up a detailed overview of Transmit, my favorite Mac FTP client. (This is part of his series of articles on “Some of The Greatest Software Available For Your Mac”.)

Watch the trailer for Snow Angels, the latest from David Gordon Green.

This isn’t exactly surprising, but still very cool: BioWare is reportedly working on Jade Empire 2. Bring on the wuxia this time around, I say!

Cabel Sasser has just posted his 2007 Cabel Yay! Awards. And I missed this the first time around, but he saw an in-progress cut of WALL‑E a few months ago: “[T]he movie was amazing, daring, funny, and thoughtful, also offering one of the most memorable first acts of any film I’ve ever seen. That’s all I’ll say about that.”

U.S. album sales fell 9.5% in 2007, while the sale of digital tracks increased 45 percent. The best-selling album of 2007? Josh Groban’s Noël, which sold around 3.7 million copies.

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