“Noah” writer Ari Handel: State of Belief Interview April 5, 2014

[REV. DR. C. WELTON GADDY, HOST]: Perhaps surprising in an age of Muppets Most Wanted and The Lego Movie, an epic drama that draws its inspiration from the Hebrew Scriptures opened in the top spot last weekend. Noah is not the first in the recent spate of religiously-themed films, but it’s certainly the biggest so […]

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Textile Tidbits #6: Paris Green (Inspiration for worldbuilders, writers, & artists)

Green is a color with an odd set of polysemantic symbolism in Western culture. It is the color of life, of luck, the color of creativity, of nature, and health. But it is also the color of illness and death, used to symbolize wickedness and insidious cunning. Today we call certain shades acid green, or […]

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Textile Tidbits #1: Ikat (Inspiration for worldbuilders, writers, & artists)

Ikat is a method of weaving, traditionally silk. It involves dying bundles of thread at a time, prior to weaving, with sections tied off to shield them from penetration of the dye. It’s a method very similar to that used for tie-dyeing t-shirts. The dyed threads are then warped onto a loom and woven as […]

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Textile Tidbits #1: Ikat (Inspiration for worldbuilders, writers, & artists)

Ikat is a method of weaving, traditionally silk. It involves dying bundles of thread at a time, prior to weaving, with sections tied off to shield them from penetration of the dye. It’s a method very similar to that used for tie-dyeing t-shirts. The dyed threads are then warped onto a loom and woven as […]

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