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Evil That Men Do

Theologians, for the most part, gave up studying demons a long while ago. With the advent of modern medical science, the descriptions of demonic possession in the New Testament seemed pretty clearly to be cases of epilepsy. Since people in … Co...

The Weekend before Christmas

A very Salem weekend before Christmas highlighted by the Christmas Dance (now called the Holiday Dance) at Hamilton Hall, preceded by pre-parties at gloriously-decorated houses, and followed by shopping downtown on Sunday. I was supposed to wrap all...
by streets of salem on Dec 19, 2016

The Naked Truth

As my regular readers know, I’m struggling. The shock is palpable. Even over a month and a half later, I still keep going over in my head the many, many reasons why Trump can’t be elected and wake up in … Continue reading →...

My Stranger’s Keeper

He was a bearded young man, maybe in his twenties. He kind of reminded me of my own youth, only cooler. I was at a stop sign on a snow-covered hill with tires honestly a little more worn than they … Continue reading →...

Arvo Pärt – Sieben Magnificat: Antiphonen for a capella choir, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tönu Kaljuste conductor

Arvo Pärt – Sieben Magnificat: Antiphonen for a capella choir, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tönu Kaljuste conductor 1988, revised 1991 1. O Weisheit 2. O Adonai 3. O Sproß Aus Isais Wurzel 4. O Schlüssel Davids 5. O Morgenstern 6. O...
by Where To? on Dec 17, 2016

Ahkir Kub Tak based on child labor and Djvikassagar gang rape Delhi 16 December 2012, contemporary dance project choreogaphed by Raja Anand

Ahkir Kub Tak based on child labor and Dhamani contemporary dance project by choreogaphed by Raja Anand Djvikassagar gang rape Delhi 16 December 2012 Malcolm D B Munro Friday 17 December, 2016...
by Where To? on Dec 16, 2016

Muskaan based in child labour, trafficking, Sahtiya Kala Parisad . choreographed by Raja Anand, summer workshop in 2012

Muskaan based in child labour, trafficking, Sahtiya Kala Parisad . choreographed by Raja Anand, summer workshop in 2012 Malcolm D B Munro Friday 17 December, 2016...
by Where To? on Dec 16, 2016

Захаровой, Рузиматов; Sherezade, music by Rimski Korsakov, choreography by Michael Fokine, Kirov Ballet, 2002

Захаровой, Рузиматов; Sherezade, music by Rimski Korsakov, choreography by Michael Fokine, Kirov Ballet, 2002 Malcolm D B Munro Friday 17 December, 2016...
by Where To? on Dec 16, 2016

Right to Remain Silent

My daughter has a set of nesting Russian dolls. “Matryoshka dolls,” as they are known, fit one inside the other so when you open one you find another inside. Just when you think you’ve reached the last one, you see … Continue reading U...

American Possession

Exorcism seems an especially appropriate trope these days. Embedded evil has to be faced squarely and forced out before it kills its host. I recently rewatched The Exorcism of Emily Rose. This is a most unusual horror film in that … Continue re...

Making Believe

Sanity is always temporary. I can say that because we all know that no one acts rationally all the time. Our brains evolved (or were created, if you roll that way) for the simple purpose of survival, not reason. Reasoning, … Continue reading &#...

Engendering Fear

We live in fear. At this point in history, it seems, with good reason. Horror films, apart from being considered low art, teach us to deal with some of these fears. I hadn’t been reading about the genre for very … Continue reading →...

Surfeit of Ego

In a world with finite resources, many commodities are in short supply. One clear overabundance is that of ego. We’ve seen that clearly in the long, long months of this year’s political campaign and the single month since then. Running … Co...

غرامة في جادو

غرامة في جادو Malcolm D B Munro Saturday 11 December, 2016...
by Where To? on Dec 11, 2016

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فرقة كاباو للفنون الشعبية بمعرض القاهرة الدولي للكتاب Malcolm D B Munro Saturday 11 December, 2016...
by Where To? on Dec 11, 2016

Stand Up

At first glance, we had little in common. In fact, of all the people in the room the only one I knew was my wife. We were gathered together to find ways to defend ourselves against our government. Those who … Continue reading →...

Publishing Weakly

Those of you who aren’t professional religionists might not understand the cultural impact of the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting. Every November a largish city (New York and Los Angeles are too expens...

A Crisis Made in Taiwan?

Trump’s phone call with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan on Friday generated headlines screaming that Trump had broken with decades-old One China policy. It was the first known contact between a U.S. president (or, in [...] The post A Crisis Ma...
by Politics As Unusual on Dec 8, 2016

Somewhere out There

If last month’s election taught us anything it’s that nobody really knows anything. For many years now I’ve been saying that the sign of an educated person is s/he admits how little s/he knows. Socrates may have beat me to … Continue read...

we.own.the.sky – Raindrops And Oceans (ελληνικά)

we.own.the.sky – Raindrops And Oceans Malcolm D B Munro Wednesday 7 December, 2016...
by Where To? on Dec 7, 2016


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