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  • When does wonder happen?
    When does wonder happen? “Holy shit... I didn’t know how to handle it.” This was producer Rick Rubin's commentary after seeing the Johnny Cash… Read More...
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  • Where does saving come from?
    Where does saving come from? On the (rather respectable) Image Journal/Arts & Faith Top 100, you will find P.T. Anderson's Magnolia sitting at #16.… Read More...
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  • What are you missing?
    What are you missing? By the time you've finished reading this sentence, numerous little "moments" will have occurred. Your eyes have followed the… Read More...
  • What makes us human?
    What makes us human? It’s a gutsy move to put the word redemption into the title of your movie; there better be a… Read More...
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  • What does it mean to be healthy?
    What does it mean to be healthy? If I told you that Lars and the Real Girl, is a film about how a wounded and fragile… Read More...
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  • How do you heal?
    How do you heal? Healing doesn’t happen in isolation and it isn’t a prerequisite or even a result of relationship. Rather, healing only… Read More...
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  • Where are you coming from?
    Where are you coming from? If you have ever met the parents of a friend and suddenly felt like you knew him or her… Read More...
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  • Can't we all just dance along?
    Can't we all just dance along? One of our hopes here at rednow is simply to point people to various opportunities in wonder. The more… Read More...
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  • What’s behind the most famous puppet in the world?
    What’s behind the most famous puppet in the world? Normally, when someone continually speaks in the third person it’s makes you want to smack them. For some reason,… Read More...
  • What, if anything, pre-exists culture?
    What, if anything, pre-exists culture? The question of what is “innate” in us as humans and what is simply the effect of our unique cultural… Read More...
  • What if life was censored?
    What if life was censored? The Oscars will be awarded in a couple of weeks and The Artist (fortunately) has a decent shot at… Read More...
  • Does death give rise to living?
    Does death give rise to living? As Harold Crick [Will Ferrell] realizes he’s not just living life, he’s actually living a story, things start to… Read More...
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  • Who can resist Philip Seymour Hoffman on screen?
    Who can resist Philip Seymour Hoffman on screen? The answer - I'm confident - is not you. And in the film, Capote, Philip Seymour Hoffman emerges… Read More...
  • Is it time to wake up?
    Is it time to wake up? As I received the opening images of The Descendants, I leaned over, looked at Kate (my wife) and spoke… Read More...
  • “How often do we tell our own life story? How often do we adjust, embellish, make sly cuts? .… Read More...
  • What does it mean to be human?
    What does it mean to be human? For a book that attempts to move beyond the highbrow theory of the 20th century, After Theory seems so…ordinary.… Read More...
  • Is there a better way?
    Is there a better way? You may have already read his sister’s eulogy that was released this weekend. In it we learn that… Read More...
  • Where do decisions come from?
    Where do decisions come from? Most of us will never face the spectacular decision which confronted the monks of Tibhirine. Based on events… Read More...
  • What does it mean to be human?
    What does it mean to be human? The Human Experience is a documentary about two young brothers, Jeff and Cliff, who emerge from troubled pasts, setting… Read More...
  • How do you deal with your Old Man?
    How do you deal with your Old Man? Cool Hand Luke is a film filled with the presence and absence of Old Men. Luke [Paul Newman] is… Read More...
  • Is imagination part of our everyday sight?
    Is imagination part of our everyday sight? One wonders what types of thoughts and ideas would be discovered during a woodland hike through the forest of… Read More...
  • How do we find beauty in a rusting world?
    How do we find beauty in a rusting world? The release of Kingdom of Rust is another fine example of Doves ability to blend rock and the human… Read More...
  • Can we fully know and fully love?
    Can we fully know and fully love? In a world where to run for office or interview for a job or find a mate seems to… Read More...
  • Why do stories last?
    Why do stories last? In the early 1990's, Greg Mortenson failed in his attempt to climb K2, considered the most menacing and difficult… Read More...
  • Does seeing the "greater" narrative impact individual ones?
    Does seeing the "greater" narrative impact individual ones? I have been in a few conversations recently around the topic of "shared space". Can we? Should… Read More...
  • How do we react to images of suffering?
    How do we react to images of suffering? An article on Time.com tells about the fatigue that many people are feeling over the past few weeks. … Read More...
  • What are we to do?
    What are we to do? Something strange has been happening the last two days. It is insignificant in our everyday lives, our eating and… Read More...
  • Do the rich need the poor?
    Do the rich need the poor? The economy. Two words that once-upon-a-time simply described the system in which goods and services are consumed or exchanged… Read More...
  • What might we be missing?
    What might we be missing? Two moments observed, one beautiful and both infinitely sad. The middle school and high school kids in the town where… Read More...
  • What's wrong with our world?
    What's wrong with our world? Danny Schwartz sat in front of me for two years in fourth and fifth grade. Schwartz, Sherwood, our names… Read More...
  • Well, Are You?
    Well, Are You? This is a profoundly simple short that revolves around one particular question: "Are you the favorite person of… Read More...
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