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July 2007 Archives

Mister Rogers: Jesus Loves You

posted by Paul O'Donnell

Did Mister Rogers create a generation of slackers? Fred Rogers spent his life telling kids they were special. By telling children that he liked them, the theory goes, he freed them to like themselves. But a recent column in the […]

Bergman: Avenging a Religious Upbringing

posted by Paul O'Donnell

Like many artists born to oppressively religious parents, Ingmar Bergman ran away from his upbringing, only to devote his work to questions of faith, eternity, and redemption. The great Swedish film director, who died over the weekend, broke with his […]

‘The Simpsons’ World of Faith

posted by mkress

“The Simpsons” movie may not have lived up to it’s almost-two-decades of build-up–could it possibly have?–but I laughed my way through it nevertheless. From Homer’s “Spider Pig” song to Bart’s full-frontal-nudity skateboard trip through town, to Marge and Homer’s romantic […]

‘No Reservations': It’s Abigail Breslin’s Movie

posted by Donna Freitas

I went to see “No Reservations” expecting the cheesy Hollywood romantic comedy promised in all the trailers (I love cheesy Hollywood romantic comedies so this would not have been a bad thing). What I experienced instead was a story that […]


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