Friday, February 6, 2009


Article #1

"Disney's announcement that it was abandoning the Chronicles of Narnia series has disheartened many fans around the world, but it may be too soon to give up hope on the series, especially with news that 20th Century Fox plans to pick up where Disney left off. By going back to the drawing board and learning from key mistakes of the past, the series can still be saved, but it will be a difficult and painful road."

This was a very interesting article by Mark Jacobs about the challenge of producing movies that are true to C.S. Lewis, and true to the intended audiences as well.

Article #2:

How's the new president doing so far?

Article #3:

"The market does not drive scientists, thinkers, or governments to do the right things. Only by paying attention and making people care can we make as much progress as we need to."

Bill Gates presses forward with malaria relief work, and challenges others in the busness world to rethink their priorities.


Rose said...

I've been watching the news more and more lately, and the whole situation with the economy just confuses me. It's hard to grasp $800 billion or even a trillion dollars as you say. I don't know what is the best course, but I like the President's idea of more monitoring of banks and companies that receive bailouts, including a maximum wage for execs. I wish more companies would look to Bill Gates and follow his lead.

The sagging economy is hitting home, too--can you believe Pages for All Ages has closed? That makes me so sad!

Joyce said...

Rose-I'm going to have withdrawal symptoms from the Pages closing. That was my rainy day escape. I would go there and drink a frozen caramel latte and read the magazines-which I guess was part of the problem, since I never bought them!

The 1.1 trillion... I don't even know what to think. It seems like an impossible amount of money to deal with, keep track of, pay back, whatever.