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Over the Rhine: ‘The Long Surrender’ Is the Perfect Holiday Gift

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Over the Rhine’s latest is their best.

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Enter to Win a “Christmas in Canaan” DVD!

posted by agreyson

Based on the book co-penned by country legend Kenny Rogers, “Christmas in Canaan” is set in the rural town of Canaan, Texas. It’s the story of a clash between two classmates – one, a tough farm boy, and the other, […]

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AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead,’ Zombies, and Higher Meaning?

posted by Donna Freitas

Everything’s coming up zombies lately! So much so that one of my favorite New York Times op-ed columnists, Gail Collins, devoted an entire column (“The Zombie Jamboree”) to these flesh-rotting creatures recently, calling this fall “the era of zombies” and, […]

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This Week’s Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

posted by agreyson

By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture PassionistasA group of celebrities work to end hunger, some furry friends teach healthy living and “The Biggest Loser” has a huge week. Here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture moments.Celebrities Work to […]

Buffy Reboot: Tragedy in the Making

posted by Donna Freitas

It’s really going to happen: a remake of Buffy is in the works and Joss Whedon is not a part of it! Oh the horror. How could they? Don’t they know that all of us cult Buffy fans are devotees […]

Michael Vick Continues His Road to Redemption

posted by Kris Rasmussen

With Philadelphia on a winning streak at the hands of Michael VIck, the discussion about VIck’s criminal past and whether or not he is truly reformed has resurfaced with surprising intensity. It’s a fascinating dialogue that’s taking place with some […]

My Online Bar Mitzvah?

posted by Donna Freitas

Extravagant bar mitzvah’s (you know, Long Island extravagant) have been all the rage for years now. The parties for twelve and thirteen year old boys and girls that cost something approximating the price tag of a house in order to […]

The Palins Have Officially Ruined “DWTS”

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Bristol Palin is in the final three and has ruined “DWTS.”

This Week’s Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

posted by agreyson

By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas A TV star reunites a family, a movie star helps feed hungry kids, and GLAAD auctions off some high-class art. Here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture moments. “Brothers and Sisters’” […]

Happiness: Why iPhones Hinder It

posted by Donna Freitas

Newsflash: the epidemic of distraction provided by technology today in the form of email, iPhones, blackberries, and other gadgets that foster multi-tasking seriously get in the way of our happiness. The ability to focus on a single task, to be […]

Get Your Celebrity-Fashion Tarot Cards

posted by Donna Freitas

The world seems fascinated by anything occult-related lately. If it isn’t a creature of the undead variety (you know, vampires, werewolves, zombies, oh my!) then it’s magic, witchcraft, and other ghostly enterprises. With the Harry Potter 7.1 about to release […]

Angelina Jolie: “Our Saint”?

posted by Donna Freitas

So a few days ago I was on an airplane and somebody left a copy of a recent Us Weekly in the back pocket of the seat in front of me. While I would never subscribe to Us Weekly, I […]

An Early Look at New Christmas Music for 2010

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Here are some new Christmas releases.

J.K. Rowling Drops More Hints About Potter-related Books

posted by Kris Rasmussen

J.K. Rowling continues to tease Potter fans with thoughts of a future book.

This Week’s Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

posted by agreyson

By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas A famous director shares more thoughts on aging, a musician rocks out on the golf course, and Movember gets hairy. Here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture moments. Nora Ephron: Telling […]

Finding Love, Faith and Healing in ‘Memphis’

posted by Ju-Don Roberts

By Tracy E. Hopkins Tony-award-winning musical “Memphis” is a revelation. Not only does it transport theatergoers to the underground rhythm and blues club scene and early days of rock and roll radio in 1950s Memphis, it also provokes dialogue about […]

Don’t Be Cynical About Sarah Palin’s Alaska

posted by agreyson

Great, another “celebrity” using media to promote herself for book sales and a Presidential run. That’s an easy attitude to have when it comes to Sarah Palin’s new show premiering this Sunday on TLC. In a world where we seemingly […]

Rapper Turned Orthodox Jew?

posted by Donna Freitas

The journey from rapper to prison inmate for trying to gun someone down in a club back to rapper to Orthodox Jew in Israel may not be a likely story but it’s a true one for the rapper Shyne, friend […]

‘Secretariat': The Debate Continues?

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Some critics are still debating the religious overtones of the popular horse movie.

This Week’s Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

posted by agreyson

By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture PassionistasAn actress finds her light, rich kids make a lemonade stand for a cause, and a celebrity foundation hits a milestone of giving. Here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture moments.Portia de […]

‘Glee’ GQ Photos Still Stirring Up Controversy

posted by Donna Freitas

It seems like everyone is aflutter about the GQ ‘Glee’ photo shoot that has Lea Michele (Rachel) and Dianna Agron (Quinn) taking most of it off and posing like strippers, while their male costar, Cory Monteith (Finn), is fully clothed. […]

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How One Basketball Player is Dreaming Again
Isaiah Austin was a Baylor basketball standout  who was primed for the 2014 NBA Draft, until he was sidelined with a rare disease. His book Dream Again shares his story of faith and his courage to dream again. What does it mean to you to ...

posted 3:39:12pm Jul. 01, 2015 | read full post »

Phil Vischer and Creative Trust Partner for New Series
"Galaxy Buck" is the first narrative video series that Phil Vischer has launched within a decade. The Galaxy Buck space trilogy series will feature the popular characters from Vischer's bestselling series Buck Denver Asks...What's in the ...

posted 2:05:00pm Jun. 30, 2015 | read full post »

The New ‘Peanuts’ Trailer Is Here, And We Just Can’t Get Enough
[youtube]https://youtu.be/El7chqzwKlo[/youtube] Charlie Brown and the gang have a whole new look in the first-full length trailer for the “The Peanuts Movie”, and it’s absolutely fantastic. We promise, you’ve never seen them quite like ...

posted 5:28:01pm Jun. 17, 2015 | read full post »

‘I'm Tired of Watching America be Led by Lunatics’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j_JmeYUsZM Conservative talk show host Kevin Jackson was signed to a national syndication deal by USA Radio Networks and will launch July 20th on USA Radio Networks XDS Channel 3. The Kevin Jackson Show will ...

posted 9:41:20am Jun. 16, 2015 | read full post »

Academy Award Winner Morgan Freeman Will Produce 'The Story of God'
National Geographic Channel and Executive Producers Morgan Freeman, Lori McCreary and James Younger of Revelations Entertainment announced today The Story of God, a new global series exploring mankind’s quest to understand the divine. Host ...

posted 9:17:12am Jun. 12, 2015 | read full post »

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