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You’ve Been the Subject of So Many Dreams Since I Climbed Your Torso

I climbed the Statue of Liberty once, when I was probably around nine or so. This must not have been that long after it was reopened to the public in 1986, and it was one of the last trips I … Continue reading

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The Christians and the Pagans Sat Together at the Stone Table

One thing you’ll almost certainly notice in the Chronicles of Narnia is that, for a Christian series, there are a lot of beings from pagan mythology hanging out there. In addition to all the nymphs and fauns, there are wood-gods … Continue reading

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Fantasian Studies

Disney’s third full-length animated feature is a departure from the two full-length fairy tale adaptations that preceded it. Fantasia is, as I’m sure you all know, a series of cartoons set to classical music, played by an in-house orchestra. The … Continue reading

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A Little Less Conversation, a Little More Jackson

Yesterday, I finally got around to watching the Percy Jackson movie. It wasn’t as bad as I feared, but also not as good as it could have been. I mean, I thought the books were great, or I probably wouldn’t … Continue reading

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