With midterm grades due in the next few days, I’m in the last days of a grading marathon, which is why I’ve been pretty much invisible in Blogland lately. But David at GreenCine pointed to a few links I don’t want to lose.
First, Jeannette Catsoulis’s New York Times article on a new documentary, …So Goes the Nation, which offers a “clear-eyed and utterly ruthless dissection of the battle for Ohio in the months leading up to the 2004 presidential election.”
Second, I also wanted to point to Anthony Kaufman’s review of Jesus Camp, published in In These Times. I’m still convinced that the film is unnecessarily polarizing, in part because it blurs the boundary between evangelicals and the Pentecostal group depicted at the camp. I’ve alredy written quite a bit about this doc, so I won’t repeat all of my arguments here, but I have been intrigued by the amount of discussion the film has received (AICN link via Daily Kos).
I’m hoping to finish my grading tonight, but I’m also finding that with a 4/4 teaching load and lots of publication dedlines looming, the one aspect of my life that is getting squeezed out is blogging. Hoping to get caught up soon.