Psalm 26 - I Have Led a Blameless Life

PSALM 26 - I HAVE LED A BLAMELESS LIFE

If persist and, with hands red with blood, try to drag you down and kill you, remember that God is the proper judge (for he alone is...

Halloween Countdown: Trick or Treat

HALLOWEEN COUNTDOWN: TRICK OR TREAT

I've seen blow up pumpkins and ghosts and spiders. I prefer these. There is actually a blog devoted to candy corn called Sweet Candy...

 
 
 

AFTER SEEING SHAH RUKH KHAN'S LIVE SHOW, JULIE AND SCOTT PLAN A REVUE OF THEIR OWN. THEIR BIG NUMBER IS PERFORMED BY TWO LOOK-ALIKE FANS WHO LOCKED THEM IN THEIR DRESSING ROOM. SCOTT AND JULIE DON'T COMPLAIN BECAUSE THE FANS GOT STANDING OVATIONS

Episode 268 is our discussion of a thriller that stars Shah Rukh Khan In and As: Fan (2016). Join us!

THE GHOSTS' HIGH NOON

From Ruddigore by Gilbert and Sullivan. When the night wind howls in the chimney cowls, and the bat in the moonlight flies, And inky...

 
 
 
Suburban Dicks by Fabian Nicieza

SUBURBAN DICKS BY FABIAN NICIEZA

Once a budding FBI profiler, Andie Stern gave up her career to raise her four children in West Windsor, New Jersey. But one day, between...

Reclaiming Vatican II: What It Said, What It Means, and How It Calls Us to Renew the Church by Fr. Blake Britton

RECLAIMING VATICAN II: WHAT IT SAID, WHAT IT MEANS, AND HOW IT CALLS US TO RENEW THE CHURCH BY FR. BLAKE BRITTON

During the past five decades, the Second Vatican Council has been alternately celebrated or maligned for its supposed break with tradition...

 
 
 
Crane family in autumn

CRANE FAMILY IN AUTUMN

Crane family in autumn , Remo Savisaar

THE MAIN POINT OF CHRISTIANITY WAS THIS: THAT NATURE IS NOT OUR MOTHER: NATURE IS OUR SISTER

The essence of all pantheism, evolutionism, and modern cosmic religion is really in this proposition: that Nature is our mother. Unfortunately,...

 
 
 

JULIE IS RUNNING IN CIRCLES IN THE LONG GALLERY. SCOTT'S SCIENCE FICTION BOOK HAS BECOME INEXPLICABLY SQUASHILY SENTIMENTAL

A little something different for Halloween this year. We discuss Three Tales of Love and Terror in episode 267 of A Good Story is Hard...

A Movie You Might Have Missed 52: Sullivan's Travels

A MOVIE YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED 52: SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS

It's been 11 years since I began this series highlighting movies I wished more people knew about. I'm rerunning it from the beginning...

 
 
 
A “flying jumbo“ in royal regalia

A “FLYING JUMBO“ IN ROYAL REGALIA

The flying jumbo in royal regalia used to enthrall spectators gathered at Rajpath in New Delhi But this caparisoned jumbo was no ordinary...

GOD WROTE NOT A POEM BUT RATHER A PLAY

According to most philosophers, God in making the world enslaved it. According to Christianity, in making it, He set it free. God had...

 
 
 
Bread

BREAD

Bread , Duane Keiser

SLIDING STANDARDS AND JOB HUNTING

My standards were sliding swiftly. At first I had insisted I would only work at a company with a mission I believed in. Then I thought...

 
 
 
Gathering Dead Leaves

GATHERING DEAD LEAVES

Gathering Dead Leaves by Ernest Biéler Via J.R.'s Art Place

Ready for the Dance

READY FOR THE DANCE

Ready for the Dance. Augustin Jules Bouvier. Via Books and Art

 
 
 
Spooky Listening

SPOOKY LISTENING

Something to remind us that Halloween is coming at the end of the month! A short audio program celebrating our creepiest holiday. Hosted...

Psalm 25 - He teaches sinners and the humble His way

PSALM 25 - HE TEACHES SINNERS AND THE HUMBLE HIS WAY

When enemies surround you, lift up your soul to God in Psalm 25, and you will see these evildoers put to flight. Athanasius, On the...

 
 
 
L'élégante au livre d'éstampes japonaises

L'ÉLÉGANTE AU LIVRE D'ÉSTAMPES JAPONAISES

L'élégante au livre d'éstampes japonaises (1879). Jules-Emile Saintin. An elegant lady reads and studies a book of Japanese prints. Via...

Rama Rama Re

RAMA RAMA RE

A mesmerizing and often humorous road trip with an escaped convict, an old man with a mission, and an eloping couple fleeing their...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

The Slow Forward March of a Brooklyn Waterfront Megaproject Highlights New...

The Slow Forward March of a Brooklyn Waterfront Megaproject Highlights New York's Land Use Gauntlet

Courtesy of James Corner Field Operations and BIG In this week's reprint from the Architect's Newspaper, author Patrick Sisson tackles the implication and participation of... Read more ...

Saudi Arabia is Converting an Oil Rig into the World's First Offshore...

Saudi Arabia is Converting an Oil Rig into the World's First Offshore Extreme Amusement and Leisure Park

Via CNN Travel / Public Investment Fund Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund has announced that it will convert an oil rig into a 150,000 square meter amusement park and... Read more ...

Musashino Art University Building No.16 / Jo Nagasaka + Schemata Architects

Musashino Art University Building No.16 / Jo Nagasaka + Schemata Architects

Schemata Architects Location: 1-chōme-1-736 Ogawachō, Kodaira, Tokyo 187-0032, Japan Project Year: 2020 Photographs: Kenta Hasegawa Area: 3444.0 m2 Read more ...

Dominating Structures: Winners of the iF Design Award Present Unique Room...

Dominating Structures: Winners of the iF Design Award Present Unique Room Designs

Runxuan Textile Office - A Curvilinear Building / Office. Image Courtesy of iF Design Award Spaces create living environments, and the design of the room has a direct effect on... Read more ...

Architecture Classics: Torres de Satélite / Luis Barragán

Architecture Classics: Torres de Satélite / Luis Barragán

© Adlai Pulido In the context of the ambitious project Satellite City in the outskirts of Mexico City, led by architect Mario Pani in the mid-20th century, Luis Barragán... Read more ...

Nordic - Office of Architecture Reveals the Interior Design of Jiangbei...

Nordic - Office of Architecture Reveals the Interior Design of Jiangbei International Terminal 3B

© Tuzen Nordic Office of Architecture won the interior design competition for the new Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport Terminal 3B in China with a concept that... Read more ...

A Virgin Homicide as Told by the Girls She Left Behind

Kwon Yeo-sun's “Lemon” revisits an 18-year-old's murder from three biased perspectives. Read more ...

History and Its Harsh Lessons Give These Graphic Novels Their Material

In Hillary Chute's Graphic Content column, she looks at Nora Krug's graphic adaptation of Timothy Snyder's “On Tyranny” and Dash Shaw's “Discipline.” Read more ...

Inside the Thai Temple Where Tattoos Come to Life

Wat Bang Phra, a temple in central Thailand, is renowned as a center for sak yant, a style of tattoo art believed by some to convey protective powers. Read more ...

8 New Horror Novels to Read This Season

Here are eight knuckle-biting, nerve-ripping new tales, just in time for Halloween. Read more ...