Linda Holmes http://wuwm.com en God, Man And Lots Of Corridors In 'Transcendence' http://wuwm.com/post/god-man-and-lots-corridors-transcendence <em>Transcendence</em> is a science fiction story, but it's very much about faith. Early on, a member of a "neo-Luddite" group confronts Will Caster (Johnny Depp) about his work. Caster is promising a future in which a massive artificial intelligence will contain more knowledge than the world has ever collectively possessed, and the man – played by Lukas Haas, whom many of us first saw as a tiny Amish child in <em>Witness</em>, where he was also counseled about the dangers of modernity and technology – accuses him of trying to create a god. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:04:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 29374 at http://wuwm.com God, Man And Lots Of Corridors In 'Transcendence' Lusting For Spring In Our Hearts http://wuwm.com/post/lusting-spring-our-hearts <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zwa89n7lb_g</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:41:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 29286 at http://wuwm.com Lusting For Spring In Our Hearts Ken Burns Tackles Lincoln, Education And Money In 'The Address' http://wuwm.com/post/ken-burns-tackles-lincoln-education-and-money-address The Ken Burns documentary <em>The Address</em>, premiering on most PBS stations Tuesday night, opens at the Greenwood School in Vermont, where students are being introduced to a longstanding tradition: studying the Gettysburg Address until they can recite it from memory in front of a large audience of students, staff and parents. If they succeed, they receive a special commemorative coin that is only given for this achievement. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:11:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 29210 at http://wuwm.com Ken Burns Tackles Lincoln, Education And Money In 'The Address' The Bitter Tundra Returns As 'Fargo' Comes To Television http://wuwm.com/post/bitter-tundra-returns-fargo-comes-television There are a lot of ways to adapt a film to a TV show, and it's not as common as it was for a while there. For a while, you had strange experiments like TV telling the story of Ferris Bueller, TV telling the story of Baby and Johnny from <em>Dirty Dancing</em>, and TV revisiting <em>9 to 5</em>. Usually, it meant just moving the characters over to a series, having them played by new actors, and following new stories about them. (Melora Hardin as Baby Houseman!) Every now and then, it worked: you might have heard of <em>M*A*S*H</em>. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:12:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 29150 at http://wuwm.com The Bitter Tundra Returns As 'Fargo' Comes To Television Kristen Wiig, Alice Munro And Negative Space In Fiction http://wuwm.com/post/kristen-wiig-alice-munro-and-negative-space-fiction <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cyHTzkxCpk</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:22:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 29121 at http://wuwm.com Kristen Wiig, Alice Munro And Negative Space In Fiction