Monthly Archives: April 2013

This Week in Mormon Literature, April 29, 2013

Sorry to post right after Jonathan, but I have been dragging this around unfinished for over a week, it is time to get this giant hunk of info dumped so I can go to bed. The Whitney Awards ballots are … Continue reading

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A Community of (Mormon) Readers

The best conversations are the ones where you get a chance both to share your own views and to rethink them in response to what other people say. That’s the kind of experience I had with my recent AML blog … Continue reading

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in verse # 28 : the pun is meatier than the surd

Sitting at home alone in bed when I was 13, and unable to go out because I was undergoing the aftermath of rheumatic fever, I entertained myself with old copies of Reader’s Digest.  One of the things I digested thoroughly … Continue reading

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Nephi Anderson at the Annual SASS Conference

Next week, the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies will be holding its annual conference in San Francisco. For this year’s conference, a few of us have put together a panel on Nephi Anderson that focuses on his Scandinavian … Continue reading

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In Tents #28 Ethics and Aesthetics Part 6, Final Thoughts

Much of Shostakovich’s music was banned for the sin of formalism–whatever that means–so it wasn’t heard until after Stalin’s death in 1953. –Peggy Woodruff, introducing Shostakovich’s “Festive Overture” on KBYU FM March 14, 2013 The idea that ethics and aesthetics … Continue reading

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The Memory of Mars

Does this story sound familiar? A man on Earth discovers that his memories have been altered, his wife isn’t who she appeared to be, and he’s embroiled in a vast conspiracy involving Mars and aliens. It’s the 1990 movie Total … Continue reading

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