ArteFact

A Spotlight on Culture

Through reviews and longer articles, ArteFact keeps a finger on the pulse of how our culture is reflecting on itself.

Review Film

The Grace of Everyday Life

Manchester By The Sea, 2016. Directed by Kenneth Lonergan.

Review Fiction

A Modern Morality Tale

Lois Lowry, The Giver (Houghton Mifflin,1993; Ember Books, 2006)

Review Fiction

An Extraordinary Tale of Ordinary People

Willa Cather, Shadows on the Rock (Vintage Classics, 1931)

Review Fiction

Factual Fiction

Sono Ayako, Miracles: A Novel, translated by Kevin Doak (MerwinAsia, 2016)

Review Fiction

Unpacking a Timeless Tale

Anna Maria Mendell, The Golden Princess and the Moon (Angelico, 2016).

Article Film

The Animal and the Angel: Two Anti-Love Stories

Two dystopian visions explore current fallacies about human love in a culture where flesh and spirit fail to connect.

Review Film

Joyous Turn

Risen, 2016. Directed by Kevin Reynolds.

Review Film

A Promise of Healing

The Vessel, 2016. Written and Directed by Julio Quintana.

Review Fiction

A Powerful Take on Modernity

Jérôme Ferrari, The Sermon on the Fall of Rome (MacLehose Press, 2014).

Article Film

The Unconquerable Goodness of Fairytale: Comparing Maleficent and Cinderella

It is intriguing that in a world which celebrates its obliteration of the “superstitious” and “supernatural” in support of the rational, materialistic, and scientific, there should still be an increasing market for the fairytale genre.