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 Last Word on Silence

As the Oscars pass Scorsese by, Mark Thomas thinks he knows why.

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Table Matters: On St. Thomas, Tolkien and Babette's Feast

Father Samuel Fontana reflects on how the pleasure of eating together engenders gratitude and builds community.

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What Noble Gossamers We Weave: Art, Religion, and The Coen Brothers

Mark Thomas ponders the anomalous fictions of the Coen Brothers' most religious films.

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The Grace of Everyday Life

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

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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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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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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.