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Month: August 2016

Harry Potter and the Forced Finale: A Quick Review of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ (LIGHT SPOILERS)

Harry Potter and the Forced Finale: A Quick Review of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ (LIGHT SPOILERS)

“Perfection is beyond the reach of humankind, beyond the reach of magic.” 2016 saw the return of the Harry Potter universe in the surprise ‘eighth installment’ of the Harry Potter series in a way that I never would have expected it to happen. Written by Jack Thorne and John Tiffany and based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ is a West End play set 19 years after the end of ‘Harry Potter and the…

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Spotlight: Michael Goleniewski (w/guest author Shannen Crane Camp)

Spotlight: Michael Goleniewski (w/guest author Shannen Crane Camp)

I feel like the opportunity to spotlight Michael Goleniewski on his blog is sort of an awesome and intimidating undertaking. The fact that it’s for his birthday is even more intimidating! I was even starting to get a little worried about it, until I remembered that it’s Michael. And for those of you who know him, that’s all I really need to say. For those who are readers of this blog and know him on a less personal level, let…

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A Classy Man and his Shakespeare II

A Classy Man and his Shakespeare II

I’m so happy and blessed to say that I get to continue this series for another year. For this entry, we return to the world of theater and in particular to the world of Shakespeare and his art. As I did in my last ‘Classy Man and his Shakespeare‘ entry last year, I made a return trip down to Cedar City for the Utah Shakespeare Festival for some good plays and even made a quick swing down to Tuacahn in…

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A Summer of Religion V: The Star and the Cross

A Summer of Religion V: The Star and the Cross

In all of the world religions that have existed throughout history, there aren’t many as inherently tied together as Judaism and Christianity. The close relationship that these two share historically and theologically is one that has come a long way in defining both of them throughout the centuries. It can be argued that Christianity is an emerged offshoot of Judaism in the sense that it sprang from Jewish roots in the first century of the Common Era. Strong differences and…

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Book Review: “Stuck In The Game” by Christopher Keene

Book Review: “Stuck In The Game” by Christopher Keene

  BOOK SYNOPSIS:  “After a terrible car crash, seventeen-year-old Noah Newbolt is paralyzed, his body wasting away in a hospital room. But his mind is connected to the innovative Dream Engine—a virtual reality helmet that immerses the player in an online fantasy game. The Dream Engine keeps Noah’s mind alive while the doctors try to heal his body, but dying in the game could send Noah back into a coma, forever. But Noah was not the only one in the…

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