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Posts By Cinema & New Media Arts

Top 25 Films on Marriage

February 14, 2013 |

Looking for a good film to watch tonight for Valentine’s Day? Image Journal has released their 2013 edition of “The Arts & Faith Top 25 Films on Marriage”.

Image, a journal of literature and …

Breakthrough Year for Online Movies

February 12, 2013 |

Dan Cryan: Breakthrough Year for Online Movies

Signaling the beginning of the end for physical media, Americans will likely spend more on legal, Internet-delivered movies than they spend on DVDs and Blu-ray Discs for the first …

The Limits of Fiction

February 12, 2013 |

Today, Wheaton College professor and writer Alan Jacobs describes his views on the powers and limits of literature over at The American Conservative. What do you think?

So yesterday Teju Cole posted this reflection on …

Houston Filmmaker Grant

February 8, 2013 |

Today a press release announced an opportunity for Houston filmmakers:

Applications are now being accepted for Houston Filmmaker Grant 2013, a $30,000 matching grant for the production of a narrative feature-length commercial motion picture produced in …

A Contraction of Ideology

February 7, 2013 |

Camille Paglia writes about capitalism and art in the Wall Street Journal.

Does art have a future? Performance genres like opera, theater, music and dance are thriving all over the world, but the visual arts …

Photography and Time

February 7, 2013 |

Susan Sontag, from On Photography (1973)

It is a nostalgic time right now, and photographs actively promote nostalgia. Photography is an elegiac art, a twilight art. Most subjects photographed are, just by virtue of being …

Are There Women in Movies?

February 6, 2013 |

In an article for The Examined Life, Amanda Ruud considers the way Hollywood films present women characters.

In 1985 a woman named Liz Wallace came up with a test (now commonly called the “Wallace-Bechdel test” or …

Finding Your Calling

February 5, 2013 |

Michael Horton on how Christians ought to think about calling and vocation.

“But we urge you, brethren, to … aspire to live quietly, to mind your own business, and to work well with your hands, …

Free to Receive

February 5, 2013 |

Daniel Siedell writes about being good recipients of art at Cultivare.

Let’s face it. Evangelicals are a pretty grumpy lot when it comes to the arts and culture. We’re perpetually on the lookout for artistic evidence …

From YouTube to Super Bowl

February 4, 2013 |

Interestingly, the most popular commercial of yesterday’s Super Bowl was based on a YouTube video from 2011.

According to,

“…in 2011, made a YouTube video that you can see above. It reached