Despite the wit of cynics the Harry Potter narrative is coming to its final cinematic conclusion in July, with the movie release of the second part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
With the immense popularity of the Potter saga, millions of young adults have grown up literarily as readers of the books and imaginatively immersed . . . → Read More: Harry Potter and Fairy Stories
When a culture builds something big and intends it to last, it tells us a lot about what story that culture is living out of.
Ancient Egypt built pyramids to ensure the resurrection of their Pharaonic internees. Medieval Europe built cathedrals to draw the eye of the beholder upwards to the transcendent. Imperial China built the Great . . . → Read More: The ten thousand year clock
We live in a photoshopped world. According to Jeannine Stein, staff-writer for the L.A. Times, “it’s quite possible that the vast majority of images seen in the public arena have been altered.” Stein argues:
Photoshop, the go-to graphics editing program that got a foothold in the 1990s, has become so ubiquitous that most of us gaze at . . . → Read More: Photoshop of Horrors
Who would have thought that a book about a guy having a conversation with God in a rundown shack would be such a phenomenon. But that’s exactly what William P. Young’s The Shack is, a phenomenon – 55 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List, over three million copies sold and all this from a . . . → Read More: The Shack – Review – part 1
How can you account for a person’s life? How can you convey its meaning?
This is the challenge of researchers at Harvard University involved in the Harvard Study of Adult Development. Beginning in 1937, this study has followed in detail the lives of 268 men for 72 years. It is one of the longest running studies into . . . → Read More: Too beautiful for numbers