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July 2009 Archives

Alon Nil has started @TheJotel, where you can Tweet your prayers to the Western Wall. But would you publicly tweet God? Or would you care to keep your petitions private?

Is it possible for merchandise to ruin something altogether? Are the stars of “Twilight” overexposed–or at least ridiculing Stephenie Meyer’s smash hit beyond the tolerable? I’m starting to think so.

Although I loved the “Harry Potter” book series, I have generally not liked the movies. But the exception was “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” particularly the scene where Dumbledore has a Moses moment…

If the top twelve media personalities (including Rush Limbaugh, Oprah, Simon Cowell, etc.) alone banked a total of $829 million last year–then when will our culture wake up to the fact that what we see on the air is not so much a reflection of culture but a reflection of what generates money for media stars and all of those who make money off of their shows?

How does Kitty Pryde (Shadowcat) of the X-Men show her Jewish faith? What religion is Superman? Many comic book characters–the good and bad alike–either overtly or subtly express a religious affiliation. How much do you know about the spirituality of […]

Watch the teaser trailer for Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderful” starring Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and more.

Brad Pitt recently gave an interesting interview to the German magazine Bild in which he opens up about his spiritual life–or lack thereof. BILD: Do you believe in God? Brad Pitt (smiling): “No, no, no!” BILD: Is your soul spiritual? […]

I had the good fortune of going to an advance screening of the premier for “Kings“–a TV show based on the Old Testament story of David and Goliath and the succession of kings that follows–with the cast and writer, Michael […]

“Torchwood: Children of Earth,” the “Doctor Who” spinoff miniseries currently playing on BBC America, is so good that I have practically forgotten the mediocrity that was “Torchwood’s” second season and can forgive all of its distracting stunt casting and convoluted […]

By Ariadne Green, dream expert On the afternoon of June 26th, Michael Jackson danced through the gates of heaven. I had a dream announcing his death the night before it happened. I was “dreamwalking” through Neverland mansion taking in the […]