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christopher-cudworth's picture
Apr.07.2014
There are few things in life more subtle than the nuances of religious faith. Even those who got to hang out in the presence of Jesus Christ were often confused by his message. The Book of Mark shows Jesus expressing impatience over his disciples' failure to look beyond temporal experience to find...
steven-belanger's picture
Nov.30.2013
Photo: Movie poster, from its Wikipedia page.  Remember who the enemy is, indeed.  Good catchphrase.   Saw Catching Fire last night, so a few quick things:   --Best thing to say about this very good movie: It didn't seem anywhere near as long as it was.  That says a lot,...
steven-belanger's picture
Oct.18.2013
Photo: Kathy Bates and Jessica Lange, at ew.com.  Go to this link to read the interesting interview with Ryan Murphy, referenced below.     A little late with this entry.  Not good for a blog about a tv show.  Who wouldn't want to read about a show two days after it aired...
steven-belanger's picture
Oct.01.2013
Photo: The book's cover, from goodreads.com   Eh.   That's really all I was going to write.  After months of anticipation, after all that time reading its 528 pages (well, okay, that took me just a few days), even after being the tome that drove me to the bookstore to write the...
steven-belanger's picture
Sep.25.2013
Photo: Barnes and Noble icon, from twimg.com.  (Notice the brick and mortar name and the .com.)   So a few days ago I walk into the only large (chain) bookstore left in all of Rhode Island: Barnes and Noble.  I wanted to go there because a) I'd forgotten if I'd pre-ordered Stephen...
steven-belanger's picture
Aug.20.2013
Photo: Title page of the 1609 Sonnets, from its Wikipedia page.   Clinton Heylin's So Long As Men Can Breathe: The Untold Story of Shakespeare's Sonnets is a very quick and interesting read about Shakespeare's unauthorized (according to the author--and I agree with him) 1609 Sonnets.  He...
steven-belanger's picture
Aug.10.2013
More ideas that didn't find a way into their own blog entry:   --In a country of Freedom of Speech, Rolling Stone had the right to put the Marathon Bomber on its cover.  Stores like Walgreen's and CVS have the right not to sell it.  And the consumer has the right not to buy it....
steven-belanger's picture
Jul.21.2013
Photo: Book's cover, from its Wikipedia page.  Great cover!   Very specifically-written account of the murders committed by Dr. Marcel Petoit, of which there may have been 27, or 150, or anything in between, by David King.  In Nazi-occupied Paris, he would advertize his services...
steven-belanger's picture
Jul.06.2013
Photo: The book's cover, from its Wikipedia page   This is probably the last of my unread Stephen King books for awhile, in case you were getting tired of my many Stephen King reviews lately.  At 625 pages, this one took half a week to read, and much of it was pretty intense. ...
steven-belanger's picture
Jul.03.2013
Photo: The book's hard cover, from bookdepository.com   The small hardcover of Stephen King’s Blockade Billy / Morality is handsome to hold and to look at, and it looks different than any of his other actual physical books.  The two stories inside are the same: very different than usual...