Read the essay Michael Jackson wrote for Beliefnet about his childhood, going door-to-door as a Jehovah's Witness missionary, and how he "wished to be a normal boy."
While Michael Jackson's memorial service could highlight funeral rituals associated with a particular faith, it may ultimately demonstrate the power of celebrity as a new kind of sacred.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach reminisces over the death of his estranged friend, Michael Jackson
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The X Factor episode 8 recap, Judges' Houses #2, October 16, 2011. [caption id="attachment_2511" align="aligncenter" width="612" caption="Enrique Iglesias assists Nicole Scherzinger in judging the Over 30's talent (all photos courtesy Fox)"] [/caption] Welcome to the second installment of the Judges' Homes auditions, where 32 acts must eventually be culled down to sixteen. We saw sixteen ...
Last month, the Cincinnati library system (which is outstanding, in case you're not lucky enough to live here) chose One Thousand White Women as the book for the city to read. By happenstance, one of my book clubs chose it too. I was excited to read it because the premise was so promising. This from Booklist : An American western with a most unusual twist, this is an imaginative fictional ...
The X Factor Episode 6 Recap: Boot Camp 2 & Final 32 [caption id="attachment_2318" align="aligncenter" width="612" caption="L. A. Reid finds out which group of contestants he will be mentoring tonight (Photos courtesy Fox)"] [/caption] Welcome to tonight's The X Factor second Boot episode! By the end of the night, we will know who the final 32 contestants are, as well as who will mentor t ...
[caption id="attachment_8175" align="alignleft" width="460" caption="Steve Jobs"] [/caption] Steve Jobs, the energetic voice of the Apple computer empire, is dead at 56 of complications from pancreatic cancer. With a high school buddy, Steve Wozniak, he founded Apple in his garage — convinced that small, personal computers were the wave of the future — contrary to the IBM vision of desktop ...
The X Factor premiere recap, Wednesday, September 21, 2011 [caption id="attachment_1866" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="The X Factor judges: L. A. Reid, Nicole Scherzinger, Paula Abdul and Simon"] [/caption] Welcome to the premiere of The X Factor! Wow, we're in for a treat. Simon teams up with Paula again in his new show, leaving American Idol for good and perhaps for the better. ...
Michael Jackson came into my life when as an adorable young'un, he was belting out songs with his brothers as part of the Jackson Five. Here was someone my own age dancing and singing his heart out, paving a road and a legacy that will long surpass his tragic death in 2009. Enter Adam Rafferty, whose heart and soul were also touched by Michael's music. I had the surprise of meeting Adam this ...
Feeling stuck? Need some nuggets of inspiration. Take a few of these quotes with you as you take on the challenges of life. "I choose to focus on not what has happened but what we can do." Ellen Pompeo "Your dreams will come true, but you have to make them come true." Michael Jackson "I want to walk through life instead of being dragged through it." Alanis Morissette "It's always too early to ...
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