The Vital Love of Friendship Stories – Christian Article

Every other Tuesday in Storied, K. B. Hoyle explores the ways our cultural narratives act on us individually and in society as a whole. In the long-running USA comedy series Psych (2006–2014), Shawn Spencer—the grown, hyper-observant son of a police detective—uses skills ingrained in him by his father to fool the Santa Barbara police department into believing he’s a psychic. Shawn (played by James Roday) is both amateur and immature, and alone in his antics, he would fail as a protagonist. Liars are…

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Ordinary Heroism in Lloyd Alexander’s The Book of Three – Christian Article

Every other Tuesday in Storied, K. B. Hoyle explores the ways our cultural narratives act on us individually and in society as a whole. “Taran wanted to make a sword; but Coll, charged with the practical side of his education, decided on horseshoes.” Thus begins Lloyd Alexander’s The Book of Three, the story of Taran, assistant pig-keeper to an oracular pig and ward of an ancient enchanter named Dallben. The setting of the story is Prydain, a land pulled from Alexander’s love for…

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Fosse/Verdon Recap: “Life Is a Cabaret” (Episode 1) – Christian Article

For eight weeks, FX is airing Fosse/Verdon, a limited series about iconic choreographer/director Bob Fosse and legendary dancer Gwen Verdon, his wife and creative partner. Besides being catnip for theater fans, their story raises thoughts and questions about love, art, sacrifice, exploitation, abuse, and other topics that are both timely and timeless. This series explores both the aesthetic aspects of the show and its handling of those topics. Shows and movies with strictly linear timelines have fallen somewhat out of…

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The Compelling Hopefulness of Sad Stories – Christian Article

Every other Tuesday in Storied, K. B. Hoyle explores the ways our cultural narratives act on us individually and in society as a whole. As people are wont to do at the opening of a new year, I found myself looking back and reflecting as 2018 rolled into 2019. Reflecting not just on life and on what resolutions I want to meet in the coming year, but on the movies I’ve viewed and how they’ve impacted me. I was surprised…

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