Our recommendations and winners for 2017.
When George Lucas created the Star Wars universe he made a masterpiece. Although the films are admittedly uneven and created out of order, Episode VIII is one of the best. Joining Lucas in
We rarely know that when we are confronted with life’s biggest challenges that this could be the pivotal point where our decisions make the greatest impact on others. Facing one of the greatest
There is no doubt that, if we had the eyes to see, every human being is a “wonder.” The eternal uniqueness of each person, blended with our universal humanity, should cause us to be awed and
It would be hard to find someone who hasn’t read or seen Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol showing the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge from a miser to a generous and joyful giver.
The familiar story of Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem is central to our celebration of Christmas. Even for those who do not accept his birth as the miracle it proclaims, the story has a charm that never
The true story of Prescott’s Granite Mountain Hotshot team is devastating. The loss of nineteen dedicated firefighters in 2013 was the greatest loss since the 9/11 attacks when our first
What do you think when you see a person who is homeless? Do you assume they are somehow different from those of us who have homes? Are you afraid that they may be violent or “spread
It has been a celebrated fact that in the thousand-year history of the British Isles, the three most enduring monarchs were Queens: Elizabeth I, established a generation of protestant believers by
All of us long to belong. Most often this desire is fulfilled by our biological family, but when divorce or death breaks up our family, our loss is real. Even if we are not aware of the depth of
The Cold War that permeated much of the late 20th century was sometimes viewed as a struggle between good and evil, with “good” being claimed by both sides. From the
Chaotic historical moments are often difficult to depict. This is true not only due to the upheaval of the situation but also because of the complexity of the story. But in Detroit, the cinematic
Putting Tony Stark in charge of a teenager is predictably disturbing. As Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Stark has a whimsical nonchalance in the face of danger that is entertaining, but
History reminds us that the beginning of World War II was fraught with horror and tragedy. The Dunkirk evacuation, also known as the Miracle of Dunkirk, was the removal of Allied soldiers