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John Adams

posted by Ellen Leventry

Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney star in this epic mini-series based on David McCullough’s Pulitzer prize-winning history of the United States’ second President.

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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

posted by Ellen Leventry

Ty and the gang help out a motorcycle riding minister and family. Talk about your holy rollers….

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The Simpsons

posted by Ellen Leventry

Sideshow Bob tries to do in Bart one last time, only to end up six feet under with his nemesis attending his funeral by invitation of his own brother, Cecil.

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Palm Sunday

posted by Jana Melpolder

Sunday prior to Easter; commemorates Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem.

Torchwood

posted by Ellen Leventry

Dead, but still living, Owen feels the need for absolution having inadvertently acted as a conduit for bringing living Death into the world.

Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly

posted by Ellen Leventry

Fred de Sam Lazaro visits Minnesota to explore tensions between new religious practices brought by recent immigration and established practice, plus the similaritie and differences between Western and Eastern Orthodox Easter and Vedic chanting known as “kirtan.”

The Return of Jezebel James

posted by Ellen Leventry

The creator of “The Gilmore Girls” returns to series television with quirky dramadey about a children’s book editor (Parker Posey) who asks her free-spirited spirited sister to act as a surrogate (Lauren Ambrose).

To the End of the Earth: A History of the Crypto-Jews of New Mexico, by Stanley M. Hordes

posted by Ellen Leventry

The former New Mexico State Historian’s years of research reveals a Sephardic tradition in the AMerican Southwest that can trace its lineage back to the conversos of 15th- and 16th-century Spain.

Sleepwalking

posted by Ellen Leventry

Nick Stahl and Charlize Theron star in this film about a young man who takes his abandoned niece under his wing and finds purpose.

Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!

posted by Ellen Leventry

Jim Carey, Steve Carrell, Seth Rogen, and Carol Burnett lend their voices to Dr. Seuss’ tale of a curious elephant determined to help a tiny new friend.

Celebrity Rehab: The Reunion

posted by lmarcus

Catch up with the celebs who bared all six months after the bold experiment of televised rehab ended.

Pleasantville

posted by lmarcus

What would happen if you were color in a black and white world? Toby Maquire and Reese Witherspoon star in this Oscar-nominated talkie.

Bringing the Sacred to Life: The Daily Practice of Zen Ritual (Dharma Communications), by John Daido Loori

posted by lmarcus

Zen master Loori presents simple home rituals to help recognize the sacredness of everyday life.

Peace Be Upon You: Fourteen Centuries of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Conflict and Cooperation, by Zachary Karabell

posted by lmarcus

Author Karabell uncovers the “history of peaceful coexistence among Muslims, Christians, and Jews over the course of fourteen centuries until the present-day.”

Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together, by Ron Hall and Denver Moore

posted by lmarcus

Denver was raised in “plantation-style slavery” in the 1960s, but found salvation in a cancer patient and her Armani clad, art dealing husband.

Whispers of Spirit & Happiness: Affirmational Soundtracks for Positive Learning, by Deepak Chopra and Don Miguel Ruiz

posted by lmarcus

Grammy-winning artists accompany a series of inspirational affirmations from Chopra and Ruiz.

The Ultimate Collection, by Rebecca St. James

posted by lmarcus

This two-CD set contains 25 favorite tracks from the Dove Award-winning artist.

No Country for Old Men

posted by lmarcus

Friendo, you may want to check out this 2007 Best Motion Picture of the Year “ode to the baser elements of the human soul.”

Canterbury’s Law

posted by Ellen Leventry

Julianna Marguiles stars as a rebellious defense attorney in this legal drama produced by “Rescue Me’s” Dennis Leary.

The Qur’an: An Encyclopedia, by Oliver Leaman

posted by Ellen Leventry

This reference, authored by 43 experts, covers all aspects of the Muslim holy book.

The Wire: Series Finale

posted by Ellen Leventry

Catch the finale of the critically acclaimed Baltimore-based drama, and then go put the five seasons in your Netflix queue.

The Simpsons

posted by Ellen Leventry

Marge sics a reality show on Homer to help him lose weight while Bart and Lisa feel guilt over a prank they pull on Martin.

The Secret Life of a Soccer Mom

posted by Ellen Leventry

Tracy Gold hosts this new show about stay-at-home-moms pursuing their outside the home ambitions. Episode one sees Adrian Stark secretly going back to work as a high-end fashion designer.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

posted by Ellen Leventry

When a young, Jewish boy is attacked by a disturbed classmate Benson and Stabler are on the case.

Road to Perdition

posted by Ellen Leventry

Tom Hanks stars as Michael Sullivan a hit man leading a dual life, killer and devoted husband, until his son witnesses a hit and Sullivan’s world turns upside down.

Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly

posted by Ellen Leventry

Check local listings for dates and times Analyzing the role of religion in the Texas and Ohio primaries, criminalizing the homeless in Las Vegas, and Father Liam Lawton about his music and ministry.

College Road Trip

posted by Ellen Leventry

When a police chief father (Martin Lawrence) decides to crash his daughter’s (Raven Symone) girls only college prospecting road trip the duo finds the farther they travel, the closer they get.

CJ7

posted by Ellen Leventry

Ti wants to give his son all the best things in life on his limited salary, so he heads to the local junk yard to find the latest toy for him, but comes across a mysterious orb instead. Limited Release.

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

posted by Ellen Leventry

A recently dismissed governess (Frances McDormand) goes to work as a personal secretary to an American actress (Amy Adams) and discovers her destiny.

Married Life

posted by Ellen Leventry

A man decides to murder his wife to spare her the agony of the divorce he wants. Limited Release.

Snow Angels

posted by Ellen Leventry

Sam Rockwell and Kate Beckinsale star in this film about the disintegrating relationships based on the novel by adapting Stewart O’Nan. Limited Release.

Eli Stone: “Something to Save”

posted by Ellen Leventry

Eli is brought before the California State Bar to determine if he’s fit to practice law after a little litigation song and dance routine. That’s one way to win over a jury.

Maha Shivaratri

posted by Jana Melpolder

“Shiva’s Night”; honors Shiva who danced the Tandav on this night.

Men in Trees: “Sonata in Three Parts”

posted by Ellen Leventry

When Pastor Eric’s church group catches Sara in a compromising position, Sara and Pastor Eric’s relationship is compromised.

To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings, by John O’Donohue

posted by Ellen Leventry

Publisher’s Weekly proclaims that this book goes beyond the basic prayer book with “unexpected” and “bravely dark” entries “including a prayer for the loved ones left behind after a suicide, or for a parent after the death of a child.”

Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana, by Anne Rice

posted by Ellen Leventry

Rice returns with her second novel based on the life of Jesus as told through the Gospels and New Testament scholarship, this time following Christ from his baptism to a Cana.

A Life with Karol: My Forty-Year Friendship with the Man Who Became Pope, by Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz

posted by Ellen Leventry

Dziwsz, Pope John Paul’s longtime secretary, reveals fascinating details about the Pontiff’s life including his secret ski trips and the fact that he was considering resignation.

Warpaint, by The Black Crowes

posted by Ellen Leventry

Find out whether Maxim magazine was right or wrong in it’s scandalous review of the group’s first new album in 7 years.

Soul Speak, by Michael McDonald

posted by Ellen Leventry

The former Doobie Brother covers some of his favorites, including “Redemption Song,” by Bob Marley and Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”

Into The Wild

posted by Ellen Leventry

Sean Penn directs this movie based on the best-selling book about Christopher McCandless who abandoned all his worldly possessions after graduating college and headed to Alaska to live off the land.

The Moment of Truth

posted by dross

Last week it was the destruction of a marriage, this week it’s a nervous breakdown! We can’t wait to see what they think of next.

Here Come The Newlyweds

posted by Ellen Leventry

Fifty percent of American marriages end in divorce, so is a romantic comedy reality series in which seven just-married couples compete for big bucks really the best idea? Just sayin’.

Oprah’s Big Give

posted by dross

In this new reality series, created and produced by Oprah herself, 10 contestants are challenged to travel around the country helping complete strangers change their lives. The contestants–who are told “You either give big or go home”–are also met along […]

George Carlin: It’s Bad for Ya

posted by Ellen Leventry

The man who brought the world the seven dirty words takes on politicians and the electoral process.

300

posted by Ellen Leventry

The Battle of Thermopylae gets a Frank Miller — darkly violent and stylized –- makeover with blockbuster results.

Courageous Dreaming: How Shamans Dream the World into Being, by Alberto Villoldo

posted by Ellen Leventry

Villoldo, a psychologist and medical anthropologist, provides readers with ancient means to build better modern lives.

Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly

posted by Ellen Leventry

Examining the new Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life survey which revealed that more than a quarter of adults have left the faith of their childhood in favor of another religion; faith and Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama; and […]

Intercalary Days

posted by Jana Melpolder

Known as Ayyam-Hi or Days of Ha; a time for rejoicing before the period of fasting.

Previous Posts

John Adams
Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney star in this epic mini-series based on David McCullough's Pulitzer prize-winning history of the United States' second President. ...

posted 8:00:00pm Mar. 16, 2008 | read full post »

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Ty and the gang help out a motorcycle riding minister and family. Talk about your holy rollers.... ...

posted 8:00:00pm Mar. 16, 2008 | read full post »

The Simpsons
Sideshow Bob tries to do in Bart one last time, only to end up six feet under with his nemesis attending his funeral by invitation of his own brother, Cecil. ...

posted 8:00:00pm Mar. 16, 2008 | read full post »

Palm Sunday
Sunday prior to Easter; commemorates Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem. ...

posted 12:00:00am Mar. 16, 2008 | read full post »

Torchwood
Dead, but still living, Owen feels the need for absolution having inadvertently acted as a conduit for bringing living Death into the world. ...

posted 9:00:00pm Mar. 15, 2008 | read full post »

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