YouTube Literature in a Box ProjectSeptember 25, 2016 – 02:29 pm

YouTube Literature in a Box Project

At the Bay View, we know from the long list of prisoners on our waiting list for a subscription to the paper that prisoners are hungry for reading material that is spiritually, culturally and politically nourishing. Donations to the Bay View Prisoners Subscription Fund are always welcome; you can donate online at Many prisoners, like these in Georgia, form study groups to discuss what they learn from Bay View stories. Write to them: Eugene Thomas…

Literature genres in the BibleSeptember 13, 2016 – 01:11 pm

Literature genres in the Bible

What would you say is the genre of the Bible? It’s tempting to classify the Bible’s genre as something broad and nebulous— religious instruction, perhaps (isn’t that the section it’s shelved in at your local bookstore?). Certainly, we often treat the Bible as if it were a unified piece of genre literature , approaching Genesis, Revelation, and everything in between with the same set of reading expectations. You may even have heard phrases like “instruction…

True Detective 2X06July 31, 2016 – 11:46 pm

True Detective 2X06

No show knows how to double down and hit hard quite like True Detective . “Church in Ruins” picks up right where we left off as Ray (Colin Farrell) bangs down the door of Frank (Vince Vaughn) after discovering the man who raped his wife is still alive and the man Frank told him about was not the rapist. The two sit at Frank’s kitchen table, cups of coffee on top and concealed pistols pointed at each other underneath. Ray thinks Frank gave him the…

Detectives in TogasJuly 15, 2016 – 09:54 pm

Detectives in Togas

Description Yes! Rufus wrote CAIUS IS A DUMBBELL on his tablet at school. But no, he did not break into the classroom, did not tie up his teacher, and certainly did not paint his opinion of Caius on the on the Temple of Minerva (even if it is Rufus s own handwriting). But now Rufus is doomed. Unless his six classmates can find out who is really resposible, Rufus will end up behind bars forever. Every hour seems to bring a new, confusing clueuntil…

Detectives KROJune 25, 2016 – 08:28 pm

Detectives KRO

Katholieke Radio Omroep - KRO another of the big programme makers, catholic in origin. Same mix as usual, but now with the emphasis on foreign detective series. KRO is also the home of RKK, which specializes in christian-religious programmes. A long ident and an announcement from Hans van Willigenburg. In the 90s he was the presenter of the RTL4 morningshow, Koffietijd . KRO Ident 1988 This ident was first transmitted on April 4th 1988, when Nederland…

PBS History DetectivesJune 21, 2016 – 08:28 pm

PBS History Detectives

The Case: For the first time History Detectives teams up with Antiques Roadshow to trace the story behind two people in a fascinating photograph. The photo shows two men, one black and the other white, both dressed in Confederate uniforms. History Detectives host Wes Cowan first encountered this Civil War tintype in his role as an Antiques Roadshow appraiser. The Antiques Roadshow episode unleashed a flood of responses, from viewers, bloggers and…

Literature ThemesJune 5, 2016 – 08:00 pm

Literature Themes

“I lift my head and it seems to me that I see … the sharp minarets of mosques rising proudly and invitingly heavenward. Pale blue, lavender, grey. I can already hear the muezzin’s call to prayer.” Tatiana Mazepina, who won Russia’s coveted Debut Prize for young authors in 2010, wrote these words at the start of her prize-winning memoir about an overland journey from Russia to Egypt, Traveling to Paradise. Fountains and folktales Islamic images are…