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The Hobbit (The Book) VERSUS The Hobbit (The 1977 Animated Movie)



A fantasy book is a way to make us see something we had never previously imagined. New worlds, new rules, and new magic permeate in a way that leaves us breathless a great deal of the time. And in terms of fantasy, none are more revered than the stories of J.R.R. Tolkien. Through a decisive … Continue reading The Hobbit (The Book) VERSUS The Hobbit (The 1977 Animated Movie)


Of Mice and Men – (The Book) VERSUS Of Mice and Men – (The 1992 Movie)



The American Dream is by far the most wonderful and enlightening ideal of our world. An idea born from nothing more than a dedication to ourselves, it is one that has more incarnations than almost any in our world. The idea that one person can be born from nothing and make something meaningful and important … Continue reading Of Mice and Men – (The Book) VERSUS Of Mice and Men – (The 1992 Movie)


The Shining (The Book) VERSUS The Shining (The 1980 Movie)



What could be more disturbing than reading through Stephen King’s “The Shining?” Well, how about a viewing of Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining?” Well – we’ve got that beat. How about an Axe Murderer, and a Sorcerer, COMPARING “The Shining” (The Book) & “The Shining” (The Movie)? That’s what we’ve got and it’s not just a … Continue reading The Shining (The Book) VERSUS The Shining (The 1980 Movie)


The Other Catholics – a Visit with Julie Byrne



Julie Byrne, author of The Other Catholics: Remaking America’s Largest Religion, situates independent Catholicism within the sprawling landscape of American religion and her own history.  Raised by Catholic academics that challenged Roman Catholic dogma in their life and teachings, Dr. Byrne carries the torch illuminating the edges of her childhood religion and discovering “Other Catholics” … Continue reading The Other Catholics – a Visit with Julie Byrne