Where Have I Been? – The Cultural Revue in 2021 Review

2021 has been one of the strangest and most interesting years of my young life. After the cataclysm of the COVID-19 pandemic, losing my job in IT, watching the United States descend into political hostility the likes of which we haven’t seen (only getting worse in the last year), I made the effort to branchContinue reading “Where Have I Been? – The Cultural Revue in 2021 Review”

COSMO – Building an UN-woke Children’s Library

If 2020 has taught me anything, its that the best way to ensure I raise happy, healthy, independent, resilient children is to commit to homeschooling. There are advantages and disadvantages to this commitment, which I won’t be going into detail here. I recognize it as an all-consuming task; in order to be successful, it willContinue reading “COSMO – Building an UN-woke Children’s Library”

GUG Book Review: Thomas Jefferson’s Bible

What is the role of religion in a secular society? How do we (should we) reconcile science and religion? These are questions that have haunted intellectuals for centuries. As we see in one of Thomas Jefferson’s most secretive personal projects, such questions have never been easy to resolve. In 1820, he infamously carved copies ofContinue reading “GUG Book Review: Thomas Jefferson’s Bible”

GUG Book Review: Grendel

Following my recent review of Beowulf, I’ve made the effort recently to start digging into contemporary scholarship on the famous poem and it’s various offshoots and creatively inspired followers. One of them is recent feminist translation of Beowulf which I just reviewed for Geeks Under Grace. The other is a very well regarded deconstructionist takeContinue reading “GUG Book Review: Grendel”

GUG Book Review: Tolkien’s Modern Reading

I just recently finished a MASSIVE bing of review copies for Geeks Under Grace that I’ve been meaning to knock out. I still have one more I’m working on as we speak but I’ve turned in reviewed for the rest of them and they’ll slowly be unfurled and published in the next few weeks. TheContinue reading “GUG Book Review: Tolkien’s Modern Reading”

GUG Book Review: Beowulf

My classics series over at Geeks Under Grace continues to chug along at full speed! Once a month, I’ve been submitting long-form reviews of classic novels and poems including The Illiad and The Space Trilogy. At the moment, I’m in the preliminary research stage for reviews about Thomas Jefferson’s Bible, The Odyssey, Le Morte D’Arthur,Continue reading “GUG Book Review: Beowulf”

COSMO – Bram Stoker’s Dracula as a Celebration of Courage

“The world seems full of good men—even if there are monsters in it.” Count Dracula needs no introduction. As a villain of the Western Cannon, his reputation proceeds him. He was famously portrayed by the great Bella Lugosi in Dracula (1931), the venerable Christopher Lee in Dracula (1958); Gary Oldman in Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992);Continue reading “COSMO – Bram Stoker’s Dracula as a Celebration of Courage”

GUG Review: That Hideous Strength

My trilogy of reviews for CS Lewis’s Space Trilogy is complete! Last year, I reviewed Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra. I loved both books! Lewis used his immense love of astronomy and medieval symbolism to craft a fascinating parable for man’s search for meaning within the universe and Joe other species of beingContinue reading “GUG Review: That Hideous Strength”

GUG Review: Fahrenheit 451

I’ve written before, here at Cultural Revue, about my deep disdain for the left’s appropriation of anti-fascist literature. I’m not mad just because they ‘re sanctimonious hypocrites. I’m mad because they don’t understand the literature. In my recent review for Ray Bradberry’s Fahrenheit 451, I write about the tendency for people to use the bookContinue reading “GUG Review: Fahrenheit 451”

GUG Review: The Illiad

One of my favorite recent reviews was my extended review of Homer’s Illiad which I wrote for Geeks Under Grace! I’m a huge advocate for the classics and you don’t get more quintessential than Homer! My excess 4K+ word review of the novel covers everything from the origin of the poem to the tragic dimensionsContinue reading “GUG Review: The Illiad”