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Copyright 2009 Columbia Pictures Costume designers are not a about pretty clothes or fashion. The one time Coco Chanel tried to design costumes for a film, her impeccable designs came across as flat and uninspired. Costumes are about creating the character and telling the story, just like every other artist contributing to the overall impact of a film. CBS Sunday Morning paid tribute to Ann ...
I’m reading a book about Albert Einstein, a fantastic bio written by Walter Isaacson. One of the things that strikes me about the man, beyond his brilliance, is the spirit of his times. In the early 1900s scientists were treated like rock stars. They were the celebrities. When Einstein visited New York in 1919, crowds greeted him and lined the streets cheering wildly, while photographers and repor ...
Jesus’ teaching on murder, referencing the 6 th of Moses’ Ten Commandments, was more than just a difficult standard to achieve. It demanded that his hearers view him as either God himself, or at the very least, as equal with God. In ancient days, all teachers of Scripture used “borrowed authority” as the means of justifying their teachings. Rabbis quoted the Law and the prophets, and cited estee ...
65th Annual Christopher Awards honoring positive media to be held tonight + "Moms' Night Out" connects with its audience
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. "It's better to light one candle than to curse the darkness." That's the motto of The Christophers , a Catholic organization founded in 1945 by a Maryknoll priest named Fr. James Keller. Keller believed that the power to positively shape the future lies within individual and that, in fact, God has given each individual a ...
Hag Sameach! Passover is not just about remembering the story of the Exodus from Egypt. It is about telling the story. The word "haggadah," the name of the book we read aloud every year at the meal (seder) to remember what happened and help make it real to us, means "story." Thousands of years before people talked about "learning styles," the seder included many different ways of telling the ...
Tonight marks the first night of Passover which commemorates the journey from slavery to freedom of the Jews in Egypt who were compelled to work at the peril of their own lives. Jews around the world (and others who are invited guests as they were in my childhood home) will gather to celebrate and engage in a ritual dinner called a seder (which translates to 'order' in Hebrew.) For those not ...
Charles “Charley” Humbard, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of UP , is a 32-year entertainment industry veteran. Since the network’s inception, he has led the channel’s overall business strategy and growth and maintained the network’s mission to uplift, inspire and entertain viewers through quality entertainment programming. Launched as the Gospel Music Channel and later known as ...
"Noah" is a serious, thoughtful, reverent movie that, like its title character, wrestles with the big issues of morality, survivor guilt, and strengthening a connection to the divine. It is also a big, grand adventure with drama and special effects. It should satisfy believers, seekers, and those who just want an exciting story, well told. Writer/director Darren Aronofsky ("Black Swan") show ...
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