From the writer of Amazing Grace

"Our pleasure and our duty,
Though opposite before,
Since we have seen his beauty,
Are joined to part no more..."


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Ida (2014)

Welcome to the 2014 Looking Closer Beauty Pageant. So far this year, I've found four compelling contestants who manifest a different definition of beauty than the one embraced by popular culture. And it should come as no surprise that these characters appear in movies that have barely made a blip at the box office.


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In Which I Reveal Who I'm Voting For

In the new issue of Image, there's an interview with Marilynne Robinson that is so inspiring, I keep slowing down and reading small pieces of it again and again. Here's an excerpt.


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