Saturday, May 28, 2016

Saturday Good Reads

Since the time I first heard it in high school, I always liked the sound of the name “Venerable Bede.” He was a monk in England who wrote a history of the church in 731 A.D., and he is actually venerated by the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Anglican Communion, and the Lutheran Church. Malcolm Guite has written a delightful sonnet about him.

Does the church consider people expendable? Read Ed Cyzewski’s post on it. Ever wonder what happened to Queen Susan in The Chronicles of Narnia? Matthew Alderman at First Things has an answer. Mick Silva puts his finger on the No. 1 writing problem, and how to fix it. And an insightful article at The New York Times on corporate America’s fixation on the millennial – a mythical creation.

And a wonderful video on the known universe from the American Museum of Natural History.

Life and Culture

Corporate America Chases the Mythical Millennial – Farhad Manjoo at The New York Times.


Whatever Happened to Susan Pevensie? – Matthew Alderman at First Things.

Art and Photography

How to Read a Renaissance Painting – Lucy Chiswell at the Royal Academy of Arts.

Ice and Fire – Tim Good at Fine Art America.


Sun Day – Jerry Barrett at Gerald the Writer.

Theophilus Kewk – D.S. Martin at Kingdom Poets.

“Neruda” the Film – Maureen Doallas at Writing Without Paper.


The Backside Blessings of Blogging – Barry York at Gentle Reformation.

The Known Universe – American Museum of Natural History

Painting: Quentin Bell Reading, oil on canvas by Vanessa Bell; 1936-1938; Monk’s House, Rodmell, East Sussex.

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