Tessering in 2018

A Wrinkle in Time’s Unified Theory of Love


Fallen and Alone in Manchester

A new movie carries the world on its shoulders.


“Sorry About the Mess”: Star Wars and the Virtues of Garbage

I learned to love Star Wars through my Gen-X brother’s stories, his scuffed Kenner toys, and worn VHS tapes with the originals recorded off of HBO. I wasn’t there in…


Sadness Is My Favorite

“Sadness touch my memories, Mama.” My two-year-old repeats this sentence like it’s his mantra. We’ve been watching Inside Out on heavy rotation at our house. He and his seven-year-old sister…


Cinderella: The Magic of Kindness

I grew up with Disney princesses: Ariel, Jasmine, Snow White, Aurora, and Cinderella. I watched and rewatched these fairy tales on-screen, not just as entertainment, but also as possibilities for…


Kingsman: The One-Percent Apocalypse

I went to watch Kingsman: The Secret Service the day after Valentine’s Day. My husband and I were eager to see a movie, any movie really, that didn’t involve talking…


Calvary Won’t Set you Free

Small parables about the possibilities of life beyond Catholicism.

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KtB Religion News Roundup

The AV Club reports that, what with Captain America taking over the box office from Noah, comic books have reasserted themselves as “America’s favorite religion.” Let’s look at the numbers:…

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It’s All Fun and Games Until Odin Gets Eaten by a Wolf

You may have seen the links going around. Certainly I have, though I guess I’m an obvious target. “Vikings of the World Unite: The Apocalypse is Upon Us.” “Viking apocalypse:…


Faith as Addiction?

Re-viewing Oscar nominee Steve McQueen’s Shame

Art by Emma Bailey

Happy New Year from KtB!

Herewith, in the spirit of the season, a highly subjective New Year’s Eve countdown of our favorite KtB moments of 2013. 10 Illustrated posts by Communicant Mary Valle. 9 New…

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Southern Baptist Sissies

For those like me who hail from the Bible bet, Southern Baptist Sissies serves as a painful reminder of a legacy that still lingers despite the passing of Jesse Helms,…


The Act of Killing

In The Act of Killing, coming to theaters July 19th, documentarian Joshua Oppenheimer adopts a novel approach to documenting death squad atrocities. He challenges Anwar Congo and other leaders of…

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Human of Steel

How purist fans survive the wait for the new Superman.

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SxSW: I Am Divine

Post SXSW, I downloaded a selection of films that I could not catch during the actual festival.  Following are a two flicks worth tracking. I Am Divine I AM DIVINE…

Eddie Pepitone feigns interest as Bell dominates convo

SxSW: Bitter Buddha

My quest to connect with comic Eddie Pepitone, aka the Bitter Buddha, in person at the 2013 South By Southwest (SXSW) Festival proved to be quite the challenge. First off, the…

John Sayles is the one on the right with no beard.

SxSW: Searching for Sayles

When I got an email announcing that my favorite film director, John Sayles, would be taping an interview at SXSW, I dropped my previous plans to catch him in action.…

Chuck Lorre productions 126, Two And A Half Men

SxSW: Tell-A-Vision

South by Southwest (SXSW) Armed with a gold (film/interactive) press badge, Becky Garrison set out to explore the evolution of storytelling in this ever-evolving digital world. This week we’ll share…