Reviews

Book Review: Second Treatise of Government

March 15th, 2012

by John Locke, edited by C.B. Macpherson (Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 1980; originally published in 1690. 124 pp) Widely known as the Father of Liberalism, John Locke’s work in epistemology and political philosophy has influenced countless nations. Born in 1632 in England, Locke attended Westminster School in London earning a bachelor’s and master’s degree. Having […]

Film Review: Black Swan

March 1st, 2012

Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2010 Directed by Darren Aronofsky Starring Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, and Vincent Cassel Film review by Donovan Richards Keep (Over) Working We all find times when the pressures of success feel like a tightening vice in our stomach. The desire for excellence is motivating, consuming, and at times, it physically alters our […]

Book Review: Flickering Pixels: How Technology Shapes Your Faith

March 1st, 2012

by Shane Hipps (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009. 208 pp) Before committing to professional vocational ministry, Shane Hipps held a position with Porsche Cars North America working on communications strategy. After a stint in the corporate world, he received a master of divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary. Hipps pastored Trinity Mennonite Church in Phoenix, Arizona, before […]

Television Review: Mad Men: Season 4

April 22nd, 2011

  Created by Matthew Weiner (Lionsgate Television, Weiner Bros., American Movie Classics) Starring Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Karthieser, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, and John Slatterly. TV series review by Donovan Richards “The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.” — George Eliot Self Help. Shelves upon shelves are dedicated to this topic […]

Book Review: The Imperfectionists

March 6th, 2010

by Tom Rachman (New York: The Dial Press, 2010. 272 pp) Tom Rachman studied at the University of Toronto and Columbia University. Rachman worked as an editor and reporter for the Associated Press before moving to Paris to take a job as an editor for the International Herald Tribune. He now lives in Rome. Book […]