Monthly Archives: October 2012

Sacred music

Benjamin Wiker: We Catholics believe something so entirely strange that even to utter it among ourselves should bring gasps of astonishment. The crucifixion and resurrection are present in the Mass—not presented again like a morality play, not referred to politely … Continue reading

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“Adults don’t always know what they’re talking about”

So I’ve kickstarted the Halloween season with a viewing of Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie. It probably won’t be dethroning your personal favourite any time soon, but it has a lot of the macabre energy and suburban angst that his earlier movies … Continue reading

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Your dancing is awful

I have a confession to make: I like dancing. Or at least I like the idea of it, since I’m not sure I’m the kind of guy who should be dancing very often. But ever since hearing Strauss’ Blue Danube … Continue reading

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