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February 2008 Archives

There’s a new kind of media emerging, the kind related to much of what Beliefnet offer, and a window into what will probably be a major future trend. The Washington Post and Newsweek have teamed up for “OnFaith,” advertised as […]

Due to the Writers’ Strike, filming of new episodes of last fall’s Bionic Woman was put on hiatus. However, now there’s rumors that the show may cancelled, though NBC has yet to confim this. One thing is for sure though, […]

When it was suggested that I write about attending the Spice Girls reunion concert in terms of spiritual experience, I scoffed a bit. As enduring and as deep as my love of Ginger, Sporty, Scary, Posh, and Baby is, I […]

You may hear today about Larry Norman, who died last night at age 60. You’ll hear that he was the “Father of Christian Rock,” or that he was the genre’s Bob Dylan, or that with his death a chapter in […]

Stephen Colbert coined the term “truthiness,” and now I would like to expand the lexicon with my own truth-based contribution, “truthlessness.” What is truthlessness, you ask? Well, it’s just what it sounds like, truth coupled with ruthlessness, the finest exemplar […]

I finally saw “Definitely, Maybe,” starring Ryan Reynolds as a just-divorced and lonely Dad (who turns out to be a great romantic lead) and the ever-adorable Abigail Breslin as his daughter who longs to fix his broken love life. It’s […]

We would like to extend a big congratulations to writer Sara Shereeb Bakhshian, who just won 2nd place in the LA Press Club’s 1st Annual National Entertainment Journalism Awards for Best Online Feature Story. Bakhshian’s piece, “Must-Believe TV,” which covered […]

In Tyler Perry’s new movie, “Meet the Browns,” a single struggling mother, played by Angela Bassett, meets the family she never knew after the death of her father. Watch the trailer below. rev; // By use of this code […]

In case you were interested in purchasing the Virgin Mary’s miraculous appearance in what most Americans consider mall food or a sports event snack–a giant soft pretzel–you are out of luck. Four radio hosts at a popular station in Oregon […]

The Oscar broadcast last night was okay. Too many montages and a few upsets in my predictions (rats!). Stewart was funny, but it wasn’t his “A” game (The best line being “‘Atonement’. Finally a movie that captures the raw passion […]