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  1. I interviewed David about his new book and his "attention collection," among other things, for the Art House blog: http://www.arthouseamerica.com/blog/attention-collections-and-sneaky-religious-stories-an-interv.html
  2. A 4K restoration of the five hour version of this is playing in theaters now as a part of the Janus Films Wenders Retrospective: http://www.janusfilms.com/wenders/ I saw it last night at the Belcourt in Nashville, with a crowd of about 40, and loved it. Next week is Wings of Desire.
  3. Man, I love this staging of Cedarwood Road:
  4. Do we not have a topic for this yet? Written and directed by siblings Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz, it's currently at 100% at Rotten Tomatoes. I hadn't heard about it until I saw that it is playing in Nashville next week at our indie theater.
  5. The new Beth Hart album is streaming at Billboard. I'm a couple of listens in and really liking it.
  6. And here's Robert Glasper talking about his role in the project:
  7. Jeff, I think a pretty good place to start would be Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen's "A Sword Between the Sexes? C.S. Lewis and the Gender Debates." Eldredge builds a lot of his arguments on stuff he got from Lewis, and Van Leeuwen does an excellent job of showing what influenced Lewis's thinking and how it developed over the years. Eldredge (and that strain of masculine Christianity thinking) also take a lot from Robert Bly and the mythopoetic men's movement, so some reading in that area is helpful. There are some good essays in the collection "Women Respond to the Men's Movement," for example. Looking a little further back to the development of some of these ideas in modern American Christianity, I found Margaret Lamberts Bendroth's "Fundamentalism and Gender: 1875 to the Present" and Betty A. Deberg's "Ungodly Women: Gender and the First Wave of American Fundamentalism" to be essential reading. For an introduction to a different way to think about religion to give to someone raised on Eldredge, etc., my favorite book is Dorothee Soelle's Theology for Skeptics. (David and Sarah Dark introduced me to Soelle's work, incidentally). It's fairly short, and a good introduction to why using violent language and exclusively masculine language to talk about God is so often harmful.
  8. I read the book and liked it, so I'll give this a chance.
  9. Neither link works for me, either. I'm think I'm a "member," but it says I don't have permission to view that forum.
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    In Bloom

    I saw it a month or two ago, and really liked it. I thought it would make a nice double-feature with Wadjda.
  11. I just read this again, in preparation for writing about it for the Art House blog, and my appreciation only grew. http://www.arthouseamerica.com/blog/notes-from-a-pilgrimage.html
  12. The full album's streaming here: http://www.stereogum.com/1538311/stream-arcade-fire-reflektor/mp3s/album-stream/
  13. Saw this last week, and it will easily be near the top of my end-of-the-year list. The closing shot took me from liking the film to loving it. In this interview with the director, he explains the dedication, which I had missed when watching it. http://www.indiewire.com/article/jem-cohen-explains-why-museum-hours-will-help-you-grapple-with-art-and-life
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