Friday, April 13, 2012 • 12:01 am
Hello people. Eugene Cho the Reviewer is back. You hated my last review of Mark Driscoll’s book, Real Marriage, so I’m trying again with my endeavors to be a world class reviewer and thus, I am writing a review for the movie, Blue Like Jazz, based on Donald Miller‘s book…Blue Like Jazz. Love how those matching titles work.
Let me first say that I have yet to see the film but since we’re living in a day and age where people are inclined to write reviews about books they have yet to read, I say what the heck. As much as I want to say I’ll see the film very soon, I can’t make any promises. Why? I haven’t been to a movie theater in several years. I honestly think that the last movie I saw a movie in the theaters was The Lord of the Rings. Ages ago.
To my defense, I have read the book although it took me several months because my bad reading habit is to pick up at least a dozen books to read at the same time. To Donald’s credit, I mostly read dead people so it’s not to say that I want him to have a short life, it caught my attention enough to pick it up even though I know (and hope) he’s very healthy and in the middle of a long life. Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: , art, blue like jazz, christianity, donald miller, steve taylor
Monday, November 16, 2009 • 12:01 am
Have you seen this stunning video of a Ukranian artist named Kseniya Simonova? It’s 8 minutes and 33 seconds long but trust me, it’s worth your time and a great way to begin a new week.
Kseniya Simonova is a Ukrainian artist who just won Ukraine’s version of “America’s Got Talent.” She uses a giant light box, dramatic music, imagination and “sand painting” skills to interpret Germany’s invasion and occupation of Ukraine during WWII.
Watch it. I’m curious what you think. Reminds me again of the power of art… Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: , art, kseneiya skimonova, sand painting
Tuesday, April 21, 2009 • 1:35 am
By now, you’ve heard of the sensational story of Susan Boyle. If you haven’t, it might be time to learn about this new invention called the internet. Her story is certainly captivating and worthy of much attention.
But the video below – while not seen as often as Susan Boyle’s audition on Britain’s Got Talent (over 100 million views) – is worth watching.
This is a great story because this isn’t about one person. It’s not about a big production. It’s not about a big marketing campaign. For me, I love the story of these 5th grades in the choir at PS22 of NYC because it reminds me about the following things:
- Music and art is a true joy and should be made available to all children and kids. We should never cut the arts from our public schools. Never. Rather, we should be investing. Public schools are important folks. Very important.
- Teachers are Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: , art, coldplay, music, New York, New York City, PS22, susan boyle, Viva La Vida
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 • 4:18 am
What’s your first impression when you see this sculpture? What do you think?
[not sure where I snagged this photo from...apologies]
This is one of my favorites pieces of art and it happens to be in Vancouver…or at least, used to be in Vancouver. Known by most as “the upside down church,” it’s actual name is “Device to Root Out Evil.” Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: religion, art, device to root out evil, sculpture, upside down church, vancouver