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Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

A fascinating commercial

In Art, Asia, Capitalism, Culture, Media, Music, Television on October 4, 2009 at 02:54

It almost turns classical music into a contact sport… Read the rest of this entry »

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Thoughts on Art (by a Christian art lover)

In Art, Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Conservative, Criticism, Culture, Culture War, Debate, God, Jesus, News, Opinion, Philosophy, Religion, Theology, Thoughts, Values on July 6, 2008 at 03:04

A bargain Rembrandt? The very idea is priceless! According to a fascinating report a while back Read the rest of this entry »

Why Jack Bauer must die (an Aquinas-style essay)

In Art, Culture, Debate, Entertainment, Humor, Logic, Media, Opinion, Philosophy, Spoilers, Spoof, Television, Theology, Thomism on January 19, 2008 at 17:22

Previously on this blog, this was published in 3 parts. The following post was written between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Read the rest of this entry »

The lotus weeps (a poem for the monks of Burma)

In Art, Asia, Burma, Democracy, Human Rights, Literature, Military, Myanmar, Opinion, Poem, Poetry, Politics, Religion, Spirituality, Thoughts, Values on October 23, 2007 at 21:05

The earth abides and barely feels
The feet that walk upon its face;
But as they lift and as they fall,
The lotus weeps in Myanmar Read the rest of this entry »

“Anime Encourages Murder”, a conservative response

In Animation, Anime, Art, Christianity, Comics, Conservative, Criticism, Culture, Debate, Entertainment, Faith, God, Media, Opinion, Religion, Television, Thoughts on October 2, 2007 at 00:46

I read the post “Anime Encourages Murder” on Blogs for Brownback (B4B) yesterday, Manila time, and I’m joining the chorus of persons who consider it one-sided and uninformed Read the rest of this entry »

Why Jack Bauer must die (an imitation of Aquinas), part 3 of 3

In Art, Criticism, Critique, Culture, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Literature, Logic, Media, Medieval, Opinion, Philosophy, Review, Society, Spoilers, Spoof, Television, Thomism, Thoughts, Writing on September 23, 2007 at 01:24

Previously on this blog, we discussed why Jack Bauer should be removed from 24.  The following continuation was written between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Jack Bauer must die (an imitation of Aquinas), part 2 of 3

In Art, Blogging, Criticism, Critique, Culture, Debate, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Logic, Media, Medieval, Philosophy, Review, Society, Spoilers, Spoof, Television, Thomism, Thoughts, Writing on September 22, 2007 at 17:10

Previously on this blog, we discussed whether we may judge if Jack Bauer should be removed from 24.  The following continuation was written between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Jack Bauer must die (an imitation of Aquinas), part 1 of 3

In Art, Criticism, Critique, Culture, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Logic, Media, Medieval, Opinion, Philosophy, Review, Society, Spoilers, Television, Thomism, Thoughts, Writing on September 22, 2007 at 16:40

The following was written between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Read the rest of this entry »

De nomine

In Art, Books, Catholicism, Christianity, Culture, Faith, God, History, Philosophy, Politics, Religion, Science, Spirituality, Theology on May 28, 2007 at 07:00

Why ‘Scriptorium’? Why ‘Marcus Apollo’?  

To all and sundry, Marcus Apollo is a prelate-diplomat in Walter Miller’s sci-fi masterpiece, A Canticle for Leibowitz.  <spoilers follow>  He appears in only 2 scenes in the novel, but is, nonetheless, convincingly enfleshed as a witty, sophisticated priest with a penchant for serious debate and practical humor, and who is martyred when the ruler of his host country Texarkana launches a schism a la Henry VIII.  Read the rest of this entry »