· Jan 7, 2013 at 3:35 pm
Originally, the term applied to any individual who suffered for Christianity, but in the end, the so-called baptism in blood was reserved for those killed for their faith. Such self-sacrifice is a source of inspiration for other Christians despite what non-believers might think. In the second century, church father Tertullian even stated, the blood of martyrs is the seed of the church.
I question how many pagans were simply converted after hearing the joys of Christianity. Still a good read for a bit of religious history.
· Jan 7, 2013 at 10:11 am
So, as most who know me know, I got to art school. This semester I focused on making artist books. The first was this little bird, and the second was this box I call Heirloom. I mostly just call it a box.
When I say “a Unicorn Something” I don’t mean to sound negative. I like it.
· Jan 6, 2013 at 7:20 am
Christopher Guest, who might well be considered an expert on the human condition at this point with films like Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and others under his belt. Now he’s bringing his style of sprawling casts and ad-libbed dialogue to the small screen in the comedy series Family Tree for HBO. The show starts Chris O’Dowd (the charming, accented police officer from Bridesmaids) as Tom Chadwick, a man who has just lost his job and his girlfriend, who hits the road in search of his ancestral roots after inheriting a trunk full of items from a great aunt.
Best in Show was on the not long ago and it was a perfect lazy Sunday afternoon rerun movie. Hope this Family Tree goes to 11.
And be sure to check out The IT Crowd with Chris O’Dowd if you’re looking for some Python-ish British humor. “I’ll just put it here with the rest of the fire.”
· Jan 5, 2013 at 10:45 am
This is how we like to kick off the year, with a series of Out of Place objects constructed by a very clever Robert Rickhoff. Playground slides that lead you to oncoming traffic, volleyball courts on the autobahn, skate ramp crosswalks, all situations that are going to lead you to some sort of disaster. Rickhoff is based in Germany, and works as an allaround creative.
· Jan 4, 2013 at 5:00 pm
Gay rights laws in America have evolved to allow — but in some cases ban — rights for gay, lesbian and transgender people on a range of issues, including marriage, hospital visitation, adoption, housing, employment and school bullying. The handling of gay rights issues vary by state and follow trends by region.
Must not be too many open-minded folk living in the south east.