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March 2009 Archives

Even though it has been over a week now since actress Natasha Richardson died tragically from a head injury in a fluke skiing accident, I have to admit I am still disturbed by the story and it’s seeming randomness. But […]

Musician Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, the bass player for Korn, who recently came out publically as a Christian in a new book, “Got the Life: My Journey of Addiction, Faith, Recovery, and Korn.” You may remember a few years ago, another […]

When I think of Muslim musicians, the genres of hip hop, rap, maybe a little rock, and of course the more religious category of nasheeds and Sufi-type music come to mind. But what about country? Putting aside the whole huge […]

Recently fellow blogger Donna asked Idol Chatter readers if they were getting into tweeting as evangelism on messaging and social networking device Twitter. Now with Easter only a short time away, several pop culture watchers are asking a different question: […]

Oh, Harry Potter–your Quidditch games, your friendships with Hermione and Ron, your crush on Cho Chang, and who could forget “wingardium leviosa” (that’s the spell that helps you float objects)! You’ve inspired the imagination of so many…including, apparently, Iranian TV, […]

Last night’s finale of the hit TLC reality show “Jon & Kate Plus 8” was pretty much a snore–aside from the last few minutes. Commercial teasers for the finale made it seem like we’d eventually witness a blowout between the […]

In the past few years journalists have developed a strain of religion reportage that centers on a stunt, one patterned after George Plimpton’s turn as a major-league pitcher or maybe John Howard Griffin’s “Black Like Me.” The latest version, by […]

Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling has announced his retirement, and I read the news with a mixture of sadness and admiration–sadness that we won’t get to watch one of the most dominant pitchers of our time anymore, admiration that he’s […]

The season finale of “Battlestar Galactica” aired Friday, March 20. Please note, this review contains spoilers. Several weeks ago I told a friend of mine, half-joking, that it was a good thing “Battlestar Galactica” was coming to an end because […]

Nicholas Hughes, 47, the son of revered poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath has hanged himself at his home in Alaska. According to family, Hughes had been suffering from depression for some time. Tragically, his mother, who also suffered from […]