Acclaimed author Kit Pearson joins Jonathon Van Maren on The Bridgehead for the second installment in our Children’s Literature series. Author of novels like A Handful of Time, Awake and Dreaming, and The Sky is Falling, Pearson produces literature of a rare quality. In this interview, she explains how.
By Jonathon Van Maren This review of Mortality was first published on the Landmark Report in 2012. It seems that many find it difficult to write anything about the late Christopher Hitchens without slipping into hagiography. Indeed, when he passed away on December 15, 2011 of pneumonia, every columnist or journalist who had ever consumed…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren In this week’s culture update, we take a look at assisted suicide, euthanasia, and the destruction of religious liberty. These issues are no long abstract. These are issues that, in a very short amount of time, will be impacting you personally. **** As the debate surrounding euthanasia, assisted suicide, and giving…Details
For the first in our Christmas season literature series, Jonathon Van Maren chats with award-winning Canadian author Jean Little on children’s literature, writing, and how her life translates into her writing.
By Jonathon Van Maren Here on The Bridgehead, we cover a lot of disturbing issues. Sex trafficking, genocide, persecution, abortion, rape culture—experts and authors and eyewitnesses of all kinds have come on to discuss what is going on, and what we can do about it. Rarely do I tackle the “culture” side of the culture…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren Earlier this year, I was sitting on the balcony of a dingy Tel Aviv hotel, having a glass of wine and watching the alleyway I was facing light up as the street lamps came on. Across the alley was an apartment building, and scrawled in dripping black paint across a peeling…Details
In this week’s culture update, we start with good news–Trinity Western University’s legal victory at the British Columbia’s Supreme Court, and then move on to more disturbing updates–as well as a further diagnosis of the West’s collective insanity. **** First, the good news: Trinity Western University has just won another legal battle, this time at…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren In this week’s State of the Culture update, I take a look at the most insightful analyses around–and the concerning trends you should be keeping an eye on. **** I find the Rebel.media tiresome a lot of the time—I simply can’t be angry that often, over things that inconsequential—but Theo Caldwell’s…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren As far back as I can remember, I wanted my own library. Not just a little bookshelf in the corner with my own small collection of volumes, but a big library, a grand library, a place where books and ideas and people and artifacts of all types cluttered about while I…Details