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February 2008 Archives

Robert Bianco’s review in USA Today does something almost unheard of in today’s media: it rips into Oprah Winfrey! He hints at the “horrifying” and “stomach-churning” as he describes her new entry into the prime time TV market. Oprah is […]

Some TV shows are making their way quickly to post-strike prime time. Some are taking awhile and some are in limbo. There are even websites where you can go and weigh in on your opinion. But one show that is […]

I am continually fascinated by what is now an industry onto itself with Thomas Nelson’s Biblezines. Biblezines are more or less what they sound like: bibles (usually the New Testament) packaged in a glossy magazine format filled with full color […]

Angelina Jolie and Aishwarya Rai, among the most beautiful women in the world, have always been compared because of their looks. Now they are both back in the news for a different reason. They are being looked at as possible […]

To be quite honest, sometimes I find it a little difficult to distinguish between one pretty, young, new contemporary Christian female artist and another. I miss the days of Leslie Phillips, Jennifer Knapp, and Maggie Becker at her best. So […]

Check out gospel artist Kirk Franklin’s new music video, “Declaration (This Is It!)” off his album, “The Fight of My Life.” And be sure to check back with us in March when we feature an interview with the popular Christian […]

In the article, “The Greek Ideal” the New York Times spring Women’s Fashion magazine includes a fun survey of popular Greek Goddesses like Aphrodite (Goddess of beauty and desire) and Hera (Goddess of marriage) but with a twist. In addition […]

The name of his first book, “God and Man at Yale,” sounds so hidebound and culturally clueless, even for the early ’50s, that it’s hard to imagine that William F. Buckley, who died this morning, made his reputation on it. […]

As a professor at Boston University, occasionally I (and my colleagues) get email blasts advertising a new movie that’s coming out that might be of interest to members of the department, or even a non-BU lecture or art exhibit. But […]

Last weekend I was encouraged to see the New York Times article “Boys Will Be Boys, Girls Will Be Hounded,” which poses the possibility of a double standard in the way the press persecutes girl-celebrities like Britney Spears and Lindsay […]

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