A Spotlight on Culture

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

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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.

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Joyous Turn

Risen, 2016. Directed by Kevin Reynolds.

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A Promise of Healing

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

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A Powerful Take on Modernity

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

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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.

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Layers of Perspective

Kyung-Sook Shin, Please Look After Mom, trans. Chi-Young Kim (New York: Knopf, 2011), or Please Look After Mother (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2011).

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A Master Story Teller

Tim Gautreaux, Waiting for the Evening News: Stories of the Deep South (Sceptre, 2010).

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Those Who Talk With Angels

Eugene Vodolazkin, Laurus, trans. Lisa C. Hayden (London: OneWorld, 2015).

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The Lure of the Light Side

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, 2015. Directed by J. J. Abrams.

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ArteFact: The Gift of Human Creativity

An Introduction to the ArteFact page.