Saturday, January 07, 2017

Latins Appropriating Byzantine Icons

without understanding their meaning? How many of them would accept Byzantine tradition on St. Joseph (his age, status as a widower, and so on)?

What sort of Jesuit university?

A New Album from Alison Krauss

Pravoslavie: VIDEO: Christ’s Person as the Foundation of Church Life

Joel Salatin Discusses Why American Farmland Is Disappearing

Friday, January 06, 2017

Judas and St. Peter in Scorsese’s “Silence” by Thomas P. Harmon
The intention of the novel and the film adaptation is not to valorize apostasy, but to shed light on the reality that every Christian is, like Peter, asked, “Are you not also one of his disciples?”

Still waiting for the movie to be shown in a local theater.

Tyler Grey Profile

As for the show itself, it didn't grab my attention enough to make me want to watch every episode... and then there's the fact that the producers made it co-ed.


Thursday, January 05, 2017

As we begin the new year...

The 100 percent renewable energy future: The good news and the bad news by Kurt Cobb (Resilience)

Fracking Follies by Chris Nelder and David Hughes (Resilience)

Resouece and Economy by Chris Nelder (Resilience)

In Conversation: Our Economy After Fossil Fuels (Resilience)

Beyond Trump: The Path to Real Change - A webinar with Helena Norberg-Hodge and Richard Heinberg

Growthism: Part 2 by Erik Lindberg (Part 1)

Mud City Press review of (Resilience):
LEAN LOGIC: A Dictionary for the Future and How to Survive It
Edited by Shaun Chamberlin
(Chelsea Green Publishing, September 2016, 623 pages, Hardcover $50.00)

SURVIVING THE FUTURE: Culture, Carnival, and Capital in the Aftermath of the Market Economy
A Story from Lean Logic
Selected and Edited by Shaun Chamberlin
(Chelsea Green Publishing, September 2016, 279 pages, Hardcover $20.00)

Sandro Magister: Strange Christmas in China. It Is the Feast of the Excommunicated Bishops

Rod Dreher Goes Back to Low-Carb

and mentions Taubes' The Case Against Sugar. (publisher)

Sugar For Dope Fiends

More reviews

(full interview)

Carb-Loaded Documentary

Bill Kauffman

After the Hysteria
This interregnal moment is pregnant with possibilities.
Fr. Z: Gregorian chant CD from the Benedictine Abbey of Fontgombault
Peak Prosperity: David Collum: We've Got A Recession Coming
A bad one, at that

The Rational Male: Alpha-Beta Communication Modes


Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Joel Salatin on Livestock

Debating the Role of Livestock with Joel Salatin (Resilience)

Wendell Berry, Wes Jackson, Mary Berry in Conversation

Schumacher Center for New Economics (Resilience)

Related: "It All Turns on Affection"


Reminded over at Unz -- How the colour pink lost its masculinity

Red is appropriate for male bathrooms, not pink. Pink is the "lighter" shade of red that is appropriate for infants and boys. Just as light blue is for infants and girls while a darker shade of blue would be appropriate for women.

Is this anyway tied to the (Byzantine) color scheme for Christ and the Theotokos, with Christ primairly clothed in red and the Theotokos draped in blue (red for humanity, blue for divinity)?

Bruce Frohnen on California

California Dreamin': The Problem of a Once-Great State

Bob Baer Interview

Two More on Silence

First Things: Silence: Scorsese’s Spiritual Masterpiece by William Doino Jr.

"Silence" and Apostasy by Dr. Jared Ortiz
Two elements deserve more attention if we are to understand what Endo is doing in his novel: the times when God does speak and what life is like post-apostasy.
VDare: GANGNAM And MINJOK: Reports Of Korea’s Self-Abolition Have Been Exaggerated

Mentioned specifically in the article -- the taking of foreign brides by Korean farmers (because they are not good enough for hypergamous South Korean women). What problems will their mixed children have in Korean society, and how many of these foreign brides will be able to faithfully transmit Korean language and culture?

Another Trailer for Six

Scanning through Fandango for movies to be released in the next 5 months, and I didn't see much that was appealing. If John Wick: Chapter 2 is as good as the first one, it should do well at the box office -- there is very little competition. There's a new Jackie Chan movie out this month; how will it do at the box office? The Lego Batman movie should do well with children, boys in particular. What about Everybody Loves Somebody, Wheeler, The Salesman, or Tommy's Honour?

Of course it's a movie featuring white-skinned Mexicans...

OMD, "So in Love"

Tuesday, January 03, 2017


The American Remake of Sunny

I was skimming the movie again, I was thinking -- how can the American filmmakers translate the consumption of another culture (S. Korea) in '80s American/European pop music back into an American context? Wouldn't they be missing out the Korean lens (or filter) by which Western pop culture was consumed if they were merely trying to translate it back into an American context? Even if they used the same songs in the Korean OST? They should instead try to capture how Americans originally consumed and used that pop music -- it'll be interesting to see what songs end up on the American OST.

Maybe the girls of The Facts of Life come close to matching up with some of the characters of Sunny.
AmConMag: Bourdain Vs. The Left by Rod Dreher

Holy Basil the Great

Sunday, January 01, 2017