The story of P. T. Barnum was recently brought to life in The Greatest Showman, directed by Michael Gracey. The movie follows Barnum’s journey from street urchin to ringmaster through original songs, choreography, and richly portrayed characters.
Chattanooga’s Association for Visual Arts, or AVA for short, is a nonprofit based in North Shore on Frazier Avenue with the goal of connecting the community to visual art and artists. Why does this nonprofit matter? AVA matters because it provides local artists with opportunities for exposure; it also encourages an appreciation for creativity in Chattanooga residents.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Professor Tom Kilpatrick, an adjunct art professor who specializes in photography. His story is saturated with God’s faithfulness, and his view of photography and art as a whole is steeped in who God created us to be, image bearers, and as such, creative beings.
On a grey, blustery day during late December, my dad and I visited Monticello.Thomas Jefferson, who resided at Monticello for most of his life, was a walking enigma. In the same lifetime, he paved the way for civil rights with the Declaration of Independence and the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom and still owned more than six hundred slaves.
t seems we have reached a new low in American politics. Partisan rancor is growing as candidates and office holders seek to demonize their opponents, both fellow politicians and members of the media. Our faith in our institutions of government has been reduced to the point that even the democratic elections forming the heart of our nation are in question.
Back to the Future. Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Billy Joel. Bon Jovi. Ronald Reagan. What do all of these things have in common? They all belong in the 1980s. I have always loved the ‘80s. The movies, the music, the look — all of it. I grew up with parents who were my age in the ‘80s, so that culture was a part of my childhood.
The Olympics are coming up on February 7, which is a blessing to have ready entertainment in these cold and boring months before spring begins. This year, the Olympics are in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and this is the first time the Winter Olympics have been held there.