Reviews

Julie & Julia

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"I could write a blog. I have thoughts"

The premise? This tasty movie parallels the lives of famous cook, Julia Child, and a wanna-be blogger, Julie Powell, chronologically alternating between their two stories.

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"Beyond Common Ground: Why Liberals and Conservatives Need Each Other"

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You can also read Spectrum's interview with author Alden Thompson.

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Trust and Obey, for There’s No Other Way… Or, is There? A Review of Defiance

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Earlier today, I heard a sermon entitled “Trust and Obey,” encouraging us to trust in God more than we trust in others, indeed more than we trust in ourselves. We were left with the assurance that if we trust in God, everything will work out.

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What We're Reading: Insights from the Editors

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The editorial team members at Spectrum typically have our noses in a vast variety of books, including some in the style of those reviewed on the site (some of them are the ones reviewed on the site), but also including many other genres, styles, and topics.

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The Stoning of Soraya M. - A Review

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Freidoune Sahebjam (James Caviezel), French-Iranian journalist, is on his way out of Iran with all his notes and cassettes from his investigations, interviews, and observations when his car breaks down in a remote village.

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Bruno - Very Good; Very Very Bad

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Bruno is a difficult movie to review. When it is good it is very good. But when it is bad it is very very bad.

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"God is Back: How the Global Revival of Faith is Changing the World"

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If you could only read one book on the role of religion in the world today, God is Back would be the one to read. John Micklethwait, editor in chief of the Economist and his colleague, Adrian Wooldridge, Washington Bureau chief for the magazine, have continued their many years of writing collaboration on this their fifth book, in which they lay out their purpose as an "attempt to explain. . .

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The Music Man From the Streets

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When The Los Angeles Times’ columnist Steve Lopez first heard Nathanial Ayers playing Beethoven on a two-string violin in the park, he was amazed. He asked the obviously homeless man with a shopping cart where he learned to play like that.

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"An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith"

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In looking for the right word to describe my response to Barbara Brown Taylor's book, An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith, what I have finally settled upon is resonance. Whether in the realm of physics or relationships, resonance is what happens when something moves in such a way that it awakens a corresponding response in something, or someone who is "tuned" to the same frequency (whether it was realized before or not).

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Three Most Consequential Films, Summer '09

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Summer is a great time for catching a movie, and a bevy of new films debuting this summer make for a busy season. While big name films like the sixth installment of the Harry Potter series have moviegoers all abuzz, some of this summer's most consequential films might not be coming to a theater near you...yet.

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