T.S. Eliot – Ash Wednesday

The excerpt below is the beginning of T.S Eliot’s conversion poem Ash Wednesday. Noted as one of his best works, Eliot shows his internal struggle for hope in the midst of despair through deep and beautiful imagery. What he concludes is paradoxically both complex and simple - in all of his intellectual wanderings, philosophical gymnastics,... Continue Reading →

The Both/And Christmas Movie Extravaganza

We wanted to compile a list of movies that get at the real heart of the Advent season. Some take place in a Christmas setting but the majority are probably the most un-Christmassy Christmas movies you’ve ever heard of. So toss a yule log on the fire, grab the popcorn, and snuggle up under a blanket – here are our top picks.

The Carol(s) of Buster Scruggs

Buster Scruggs forces us to look at ourselves and state the facts: the relationships you have, break, and start, the journey you’re on, the goals you’ve set, the places you’ve been, the home you’ve built and the plans you make have no bearing on the fact that you’re going to die. At the end of the movie, it’s like the directors chuckle as they peer into the hearts of their viewers and smugly say, “What? We’re just being honest.”

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