Christmas Tag Archive
(10 minute read)
Joseph Evans sees the star which, tradition has it, guided the Wise Men to Jesus as an ancient form of the internet. And he argues that, two millennia on, the tale continues to be relevant for believers and unbelievers alike.
Ida Nieves remembers the Latino Christmases of her childhood. As 2020’s celebrations loom, she wishes Bendiciones to all but already misses the hugs!
For a season which is habitually designated as one of goodwill, Christmas this year is struggling to live up to its reputation. Divisions in society are chasming into ruptures – the sharp, noisy drill of a pandemic on otherwise healthy soil has left deep cracks. Political and cultural earthquakes in Britain and America (think Trump, […]
(8 minute read)
The feast described in carols and schmaltzy TV adverts is a complicated patchwork of cultures constantly evolving, as Adam Brocklehurst reveals.
There was no room but each excuse had its own space,
Every negation required its own dimensions.
Comfort of course demands numerous metres squared,
A poem by Joseph Evans
Faith and film go together like … well, oil and water. They tend to sit one on top of the other, never really successfully merging. Ronnie Convery asks whether movies are the right medium for mystery.