We are living a path blindly. Sarah Troedson Haynes relates how the advice from a revered figure gave her comfort and freedom at a time in her life, much like Franz Xaver Kappus did with Rainer Maria Rilke in the early 20th century. She reads an excerpt from Letters from a Young Poet.
Have you ever been un-dragoned? Jeremy Nilson reads an excerpt from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the third book in The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis, in which the character of Eustace recounts how he was changed back from a dragon into a boy. Jeremy uses the tale as a parallel for his own experiences […]
The Cell was a film that divided the RM crew, sowing seeds of discontent and argument about the merits of its production design, writing, direction, and use of J-Lo. Some said the amount of J-Lo was too little. Some said too much. Do you think it was just right? Amongst all of this confusion, some things […]
The Year of Magical Thinking is a memoir from Joan Didion, describing the time after her husband passed away. She gives clear and direct words to the tangle of emotions we experience during a period of mourning. The last year or so certainly hasn’t been magical, and for far too many people, it has involved the loss […]
Welcome to our nightmare dreamscape, the prison of our mind, our remake of 2000’s The Cell. We take many (well, five) different paths to recreating this film and its direction. See if we can be redeemed or if we’re too far gone. Thomas Kincaid Feel the Pain, by Dinosaur Jr. Are you making fun of […]
This is like Great British Baking Show…if the stakes were death… – Jer We conclude our What’s Up Docs? series with a light-hearted romp through the world’s most stressful and high-stakes pastry contest. If you enjoy The Great British Baking Show, Iron Chef, or any other culinary contest, may we recommend Kings of Pastry, a documentary about […]