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By Bjørn-Are Davidsen Just like music and movies, comics is a broad genre of styles and forms. Some prefer humoristic strips (like Dilbert, Spitz, Calvin & Hobbes etc.), some enjoy superhero magazines (from Marvel, DC and others), others enjoy adventure series (about everyone from Corto Maltese to Uncle Scrooge) and others enjoy Graphic Novels (by Jeff Smith, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman and others). 1. What kind of comics stories do you prefer? Why? Do you read other kinds? 2. In … Continue reading
By Lars Dahle In his ground-breaking essay Art & the Bible (1973), influental 20th century evangelical author Francis A. Schaeffer (1913-1984) proposedfour key criteria for enjoying and evaluating art and media messages. This is still a highly relevant and signficant resource for practicing appropriate media awareness and media critique – even in today’s “postmodern” media world. Schaeffer’s four criteria are technical excellence (how well the elements of a specific medium are employed), validity (“whether an artist is honest to himself and his world view or … Continue reading
Mark Meynell (All Souls Langham Place, UK) Popular history books are big business. Which means that lots of people must be reading them. Which means they are definitely worth approaching with considerably more care and attention than many give them… 15 Questions to Ask of Popular History Did you like this? Share it:Tweet
My purpose in writing these 12 questions is to help people to foster what we might call joined-up listening – taking an album’s form, music, lyrics and construction as an integrated whole where possible.
For serious artists certainly appreciate it when people take their art seriously, especially when they go beyond the simple ‘nice tune’ response (although most would give their right arms to write ‘nice tunes’!). Continue reading