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The Trial of Atticus Finch: Aaron Sorkin’s To Kill a Mockingbird

A New Look at America’s Beloved Lawyer

El Huracán: Facing our Fragility

This reflection comes to us from Kyle Holton. A few months ago in a suburban movie theater, I wept uncontrollably. I was watching Incredibles 2 with my family. The tears came on me like gale force winds. My body silently shook while a storm surge of emotion flooded my senses. It was a category-4-Hurricane type […]

Performance, Death, and Grace in Sing

Buster Moon desperately wants to save his theater… and himself. When he was a young koala, his parents took him to see a stage production in which a sensational Suffolk sheep named Nana Noodleman (voiced by Jennifer Hudson) sang about ‘finding a way home’ and ‘carrying a weight’ as she gracefully performed an operatic rendition […]

Another Week Ends: Anti-Tebowmania, Hipster Mormonism, Sixty-Six Books, Coldplay, Hypocrisy, and Tullian Tchividjian’s Story of Redemption

Filling in for DZ this week as the Birmingham Conference kicks off… 1. Can you be a hipster and Mormon at the same time? An interesting NY Times article appearing on Wednesday outlined a Mormon’s guide to looking cool without totally losing your faith (a.k.a “How to be like Brandon Flowers”). It’s a classic case […]

Theater Criticism and the “Unflagging Sneer”

A great bit from theater guru and friend to Mockingbird, on the blog theaterwords, regarding the ease with which we clamber to the throne of ‘critic’. Such snobbery is quick to dethrone what is commonly popular–even if what is common is commonly known to be good–like Pixar movies! Rock’n’roll! The article weighs the role of […]