Watch the Wheel of Time

Observation #2: Like art, language is also a medium. It has only the semblance of permanence, but it is subject to the auspices of Time. So you have systems that are created to preserve this illusion of permanence, confining language to fixed rules for the sake of continuity. But here I can say that this […]

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The Prodigal Planet

You can’t beat a good Christian end-times movie. Dated Hollywood tropes, Protestant moralization, myopic eschatology, Cold War paranoia all in one place. That’s The Prodigal Planet, finally available online. The Prodigal Planet is the fourth and final installation in the ‘Thief in the Night’ film series. The first film, Thief in the Night (from where the […]


Don’t Be a Jerk: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Grand Rapids, Michigan (Part II)

(Read part I of this series) John Hanson (http://strawberryheritage.bandcamp.com/#) John Hanson is a bit of a polymath— founder of Lamp Light Music festival, guitarist, singer-songwriter, and photographer.  We first met while he was living in an old ballroom in Chicago playing in Photographers, an aptly named band, with Maren Celest (also from Michigan).  After a […]