Poster of movies based on Tom Ripley novels, made into banner for The Cinematic Mr. Ripley: A MovieThoughts Series by Connor Salter

The Cinematic Mr. Ripley: Introducing A MovieThoughts Series

Patricia Highsmith (1921-1995) has an interesting reputation. During her own life, she released many bestselling crime thrillers, often adapted into films - the most famous being Strangers on a Train. Born in Texas, she spent most of her adult life in Europe and her literary reputation in America was never high. Since her death, she …

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The Importance of “Thinginess” (Why Do High Churches Get All the Good Artists Pt 5)

The following is part of a series on American evangelicals, considering why American Christian artists who produce high quality work tend to Catholic, Anglican, Eastern Orthodox or other high church denominations. In a previous post, I argued that evangelical culture is essentially suburban, and averageness tends to be a central feature in suburban cultures. A related problem …

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