Friday, April 07, 2006

Pop Culture Roundup

I've finished To Kill a Mockingbird, and there are some really good themes there. There's a conversation about what a 'real Christian' is in relation to racism, with which I agreed. One character makes everyone think that he's perpetually drunk so he can be left alone to live how he wants to live (which includes regular fraternizing with black people). I found that something worthwhile to chew on...realizing that his behavior wouldn't be accepted by society any other way. It's an excellent read.

I'll be looking over Shakespeare's
The Winter's Tale today and tomorrow before I go see my brother's college production of it. I read it in college, but don't remember much about it. Or maybe it was Twelfth Night. And why do I always get those two mixed up?

We're still watching
Angel Season 4. This season marks the token appearance of Angelus, the non-soul version of Angel. It had to happen sooner or later. They already did the outright Moment of Pleasure when he was with Buffy, so they had to be a little more creative this time. A big lava rock beast shows up and as it turns out Angelus has information about it, so they need to remove Angel's soul so he can tell them. But of course it's not that easy. And Faith's back, so all is right with the world as far as I'm concerned. They do some interesting twists with Cordelia's character who, as I remember, isn't back for much of Season 5.

I've been mellowing to Zero 7 this week.

Around the web,
Internet Monk reflects on the discovery of the Gospel of Judas.