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December 2007 Archives

Could “Vacation” Be a Foreign Oscar Contender?

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

You may not have heard about “The Year My Parents Went on Vacation” yet, but you likely will. The film, which is billed as being in Portuguese, Yiddish and Hebrew (a bit of a misnomer since the Hebrew is all […]

Follow the Brick Road to Central City: ‘Tinman’ Revisits the Classic

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

Dateline: Kansas. DG lives with her family on a farm, wears a pinafore-style apron as her work uniform, wears her hair in ponytails and rides her (motor) bike. And there’s a storm coming. And that storm, in addition to being […]

The Catholic League on ‘Golden Compass’: Why They’re Boycotting

posted by Idol Chatter

Here at Idol Chatter, and throughout the media, there has been a lot of discussion about the Catholic League’s call for Christians to boycott “The Golden Compass” and the accusation by BIll Donohue, the Catholic League’s president, that the story […]

Who Is Your Hero?

posted by dross

Now’s the time of year where many of us reflect upon the people who have made an impact in our lives throughout the past 12 months. Whether it’s a high profile celebrity who has brought a cause you believe in […]

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The Life of Yogananda Hits the Big Screen
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdnrP1fMn7I&list=UUkTfq0mIERmAh5jfbq1-krQ[/youtube] Have you ever wondered how yoga came to the West? The new feature documentary AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda examines the life and teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. The Indian Swami brought meditati

posted 4:28:07pm Sep. 29, 2014 | read full post »

Derrick Rose Donates $1 Million to Chicago Charity
Bulls point guard Derrick Rose donated $1 million to After School Matters - a Chicago charity that assists in organizing out-of-school apprenticeships for teens. The charity has a program at Simeon Career Academy, Rose's alma mater. After School Matters stated that Rose's donation is the larg

posted 1:46:39pm Sep. 29, 2014 | read full post »

Go Behind the Scenes of the “Good Lie,” The True Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan Will Inspire You
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhGPaX3MXfE[/youtube] "The Good Lie” from the producers who brought you “The Blind Side” and starring Academy Award Winning actress Reese Witherspoon, chronicles the journeys of the Lost Boys of Sudan. Orphaned by the brutal Civil war in Sudan that bega

posted 9:41:42am Sep. 29, 2014 | read full post »

Catching Up with Edwina Findley Dickerson
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZRp77ggsMU[/youtube] What do you get with OWN, Tyler Perry, Edwina Findley Dickerson, and a hot script? Viewers get “If Loving You is Wrong.” “As you could imagine, it’s a dream working with these two inspiring titans Oprah Winfrey and Tyler

posted 1:46:46pm Sep. 26, 2014 | read full post »

Dr. James Dobson and Son Update Popular Parenting Series
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDrYpZ7mt6g[/youtube] Family Talk Founder, Dr. James Dobson's powerful parenting series from 1978, Focus on the Family challenged millions of parents to look at their marriages and parenting in a whole new way. This year, Dr. Dobson and his son, Ryan are sh

posted 10:20:03am Sep. 23, 2014 | read full post »


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