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Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: June 1, 2012
Originally Posted: 06/01/2012 - 2:52pm | Type: Blog

A batch of the best new audio and visual stimulation. Roman Mars' podcast explores the craft of Trappist beer -- nature-loving artist trades the electronic equipment for some earthy sounds — Andrew Bird&# ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: May 31, 2012
Originally Posted: 05/31/2012 - 2:56pm | Type: Blog

Politwoops presents deleted tweets from politicians -- bloopers from The Muppets -- crocheting massive portraits -- mashup of Men in Black III and Wes Anderson -- The Walkmen -- Rainn Wilson's airplane ma ...

Graceland, Apartheid and the 'Deep Truth that Artists Speak'
Originally Posted: 05/27/2012 - 10:18am | Type: Blog

Twenty-five years after the release of Paul Simon's seminal Graceland album, a new documentary film, Under African Skies, which premieres tonite (Friday, May 25) on A&E, chronicles its creation and th ...

Top Ten Favorite Celluloid Sisters
Originally Posted: 05/03/2012 - 10:37am | Type: Blog

Silly and serious, strict and kind, profoundly faithful and sometimes hilarious — Catholic nuns are evergreen characters on the big (and the small) screens. Here's a list of some of our favorite portrayal ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: April 9, 2012
Originally Posted: 04/09/2012 - 3:58pm | Type: Blog

Still looking for Easter links? Check out this compilation of 65 of the sketchiest Easter bunnies . [ Buzz Feed ] April is National Poetry Month – find 30 ways to celebrate. [ Poets.org ] This University of Nebraska professor is a popul ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: April 5, 2012
Originally Posted: 04/05/2012 - 10:18pm | Type: Blog

Google Street view goes to inside the White House. Painting walls by whipping hair. President Obama gives the Vulcan salute in the Oval Office. Woody Allen's new film. Marshall amplifiers. The Beatles ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 2:09pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Worship Across the Racial Divide: Religious Music and the Multiracial Congregation, by Gerardo Marti; The Forgotten Bomb; Le ...

A Sci-Fi Take on Adolescence's Brutal Truth
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 10:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins Along with the silent film The Artist, Haywire, and War Horse, the smartest wide-release recent movie is Chronicle, a kine ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 22, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/22/2012 - 2:50pm | Type: Blog

The Dr. Suess alphabet, World Pizza Games, Mad Men the 8-bit video game, The Tutu Project, Daily Show exclusives, Origami Animals, and a family of ducks crossing Pennsylvania Ave. Take a look at today's L ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 20, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/20/2012 - 4:23pm | Type: Blog

Today is Spring Equinox Day , which is also World Storytelling Day ! Celebrate the art of the oral story by sharing an experience with someone you know, or by listening to some of our favorite stories…  TED talks like Chimamanda Adichie’s ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 15, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/15/2012 - 5:09pm | Type: Blog

Mad Men meets Sesame Street, the documentary film Mister Rogers & Me, electric bicycles, a new Ben & Jerry's flavor, and an impressive glowing Japanese dance team. Th ...

10 For Home Viewing
Originally Posted: 02/10/2012 - 1:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins A perfect time to catch up on the 10 best Blu-ray releases of the past year. STUDIOS TYPICALLY ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 02/10/2012 - 1:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Homies and Hermanos: God and Gangs in Central America; The Amish; Simplifying the Soul: Lenten Practices to Renew Your Spiri ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Feb. 22, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/22/2012 - 4:37pm | Type: Blog

Is this ridiculous? Absolutely. But do you want to keep watching? You bet. Time spent at the grocery store never seemed so pun . And you might even be temped to copy some of these moves next time you visit the supermarket. [ Buzz Feed ]   ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Feb. 20, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/20/2012 - 3:48pm | Type: Blog

Students protest cafetera food, the art of snowboarding in LED, one man a capella showtunes, spoof street artist Hanksy, and more! Plus, an Animal Extravaganza: Maddie the Coonhound travels the country, remark ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Feb. 16, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/16/2012 - 7:10pm | Type: Blog

Over the Rhine's husband/wife duo talks music and life together, old CDs are turned into remarkable animal sculptures, Chipotle takes new strides toward humane practices, a spark of fun in family pictures ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Feb. 15, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/15/2012 - 4:37pm | Type: Blog

A look at Poster Cred, the Seattle-based art project, Jesse Eisenberg shares his favorite memories of growing up with Jeremy Lin, "Food Rules," by Michael Pollan is born in stop animation, the new fi ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Feb. 1, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/01/2012 - 5:00pm | Type: Blog

In preparation for tomorrow’s show in Punxsutawney , discover a few things you may not know about the February occasion in the video, “ Groundhog Day Explained .” http://youtu.be/7-Nl4JFDLOU Stephen Colbert sits down with Icelandic mu ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Jan. 31, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/31/2012 - 4:46pm | Type: Blog

The 2012 Puppy Bowl is almost here! Which means the always adorable kitten halftime show is too. Here’s a ton of pictures if this year’s cuddly kittens from the backstage taping at Animal Planet . See the final moments of last yea ...

Soul Food
Originally Posted: 01/26/2012 - 7:33am | Type: Blog

When Sojourners CEO Jim Wallis departed on his three-month sabbatical at the beginning of January, I sent him a list of books, films and music that I thought would nourish his mind and spirit in, perhaps, diff ...

Tripp Hudgins' First Thoughts: SOPA and the Wisdom of Creative Freedom
Originally Posted: 01/19/2012 - 10:24pm | Type: Blog

"Wisdom wants to be free. As a Christian, I believe there is actually some theology to this....Wisdom is a woman and she stands at the gates of the city and she cries out to the people, 'Be free. Be ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: January 11, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/11/2012 - 4:51pm | Type: Blog

Polaroid camera are back on the market, apocalypse survival guide, Jack Kerouac for bros, the NBA begins using 3D graphics, the hit show Portlandia, James Franco's new film, classic album covers are given ...

Power and No Glory
Originally Posted: 12/12/2011 - 2:34pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins Roland Emmerich is known for making the kind of disaster movies that fans of quality filmmaking love to hate. ...

A Few Good Men
Originally Posted: 11/04/2011 - 3:05pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins Clooney's new movie, The Ides of March, serves as a thoughtful and entertaining mirror for next year's president ...

Must Watch: Hard Times Generation: Families Living in Cars
Originally Posted: 11/29/2011 - 11:50am | Type: Blog

This weekend, 60 Minutes aired a piece that has been commended by many as a shocking... MUST WATCH OF THE WEEK: 60 Minutes: Hard Times Generation: Families living in cars ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 11:54am | Type: Blog

Seventy-five years of Santa-school, celebrating National Sandwich Day, Muslims save Jewish bakery, remembering the inventor of the theremin, Cameron Crowe's new film, Lady Gaga's new anti-bullying pr ...

"Courageous": A Sermon Wrapped in a Movie
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

A blockbuster-style feature-length movie made by a church? I have to admit, as a Brit, this concept baffled me, but it also piqued my interest. A blockbuster-style feature- ...

"Pay It Forward": Excerpt from BELIEBER!: Fame, Faith & the Heart of Justin Bieber
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 5:24am | Type: Blog

The idea behind my new book BELIEBER!: Fame, Faith and The Heart of Justin Bieber was to peel back the veneer of celebrity and take a closer look at Justin as a person and as a cultural phenomenon ...

Evening Links of Awesomeness: Banned Books Edition
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 5:24am | Type: Blog

HUZZAH! IT'S BANNED BOOK WEEK! HUZZAH! IT'S BANNED BOOK WEEK! If you're anything like us, you've probably been too busy to read much of anyth ...

Today's News Round-up
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 5:24am | Type: Blog

Evangelical author nears the end of her "biblical year" From making her own clothes to praising her husband at the city gate to sleeping outside in a tent for the duration of her period, Rachel Held ...

Two Thumbs Up for Ebert and "Life Itself"
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

"The conditions of my life are precarious," film critic Roger Ebert wrote last week in a posting on his online journal titled, "Fall from Grace." Ebert, 69, perhaps the pre-eminent film cr ...

TGIF: Links 'n' Such
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 9:13am | Type: Blog

The Gubbio Project, which helps churches become refuges for homeless people throughout the U.S., recently earned a new fan: Author Anne Rice. "When I was in San Francisco, I visited St. Boniface Church in ...

Life Inspired: Roger Ebert
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Roger Ebert, perhaps the preeminent film critic in the United States, recently published a 500-page memoir titled, Life Itself, that chronicles his journey from childhood to his most recent years, adjusting ( ...

Red State Wins: Take a Bow, Silent Bob
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Don't believe most of what you'll hear about Kevin Smith's new movie, Red State. Don't believe most of what you'll hear about Kevin Smith's new m ...

A.M. Giggle: Cookie Waits does 'God's Away on Business'
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Some clever folks have created a magnificent "mash-up" of Sesame Street's resident pastry enthusiast, Cookie Monster, and the iconoclastic performer Tom Waits' song "God's Away ...

You Can Still Live
Originally Posted: 09/12/2011 - 3:51pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins The round-up on late-summer cinema, including: Solaris, The Tree of Life, and Super 8.  It ...

The Story of Everything
Originally Posted: 09/13/2011 - 1:02pm | Type: Magazine Article

Richard Vernon The Tree of Life, directed by Terrence Malick. Fox Searchlight Pictures. Terrence Malik's ...

Compassion, Destruction, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a surprising addition to the typical summer blockbuster canon -- for one thing, it manages to entertain and challenge, without resorting to gratuitous violence to ...

Coming Home From Killing
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

The recent British film In Our Name is a returning-soldier drama featuring a married woman, Suzy, who leaves her husband and little girl to fight in Iraq. Th ...

6 Films for a Meaningful Summer
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

It's been a fabulous few weeks for movies -- at theaters and at home. It's been a fabulous few weeks for movies -- at theaters and at home. There are images in the gre ...

Hidden Battles: A Story of Five Former Soldiers
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Hidden Battles is a 65-minute documentary which follows a female Sandinista rebel, an Israeli officer, a Palestinian freedom fighter, and two American soldiers as they come to terms with their combat ...

Neocolonialism and Cowboys & Aliens
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Americans have a hard time knowing how to respond to the sins of our colonial past. Americans have a hard time knowing how to respond to the sins of our colonial past. Excep ...

Holy Competition
Originally Posted: 07/28/2011 - 3:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Becky Garrison Director Greg Barker on the making of 'Koran by Heart.' Every year, more than 10 ...

The Harry Potter Prayer
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

photo © 2007 Laura Askelin | more info (via: Wylio)Though I like a rousing round of ave maria's as much as the next person, the past few centuries of church prayer trends have eschewed Latin in f ...

Harry Potter, the Deathly Hallows, and Mobilizing Kids for Social Justice
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/07/13/harry-potter-the-deathly-hallows-and-mobilizing-kids-for-social-justice/" target="_self"></a>Seeking justice for the oppressed. ...

Where Her Heart Is
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:15pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jason Howard Humanitarian, award winning actress, and best-selling author Ashley Judd reflects on her faith and "true calling" - ...

8 Inspiring Movies About Social Change
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/06/29/8-inspiring-movies-about-social-change/" target="_self"></a>Ah the joy of watching movies in the summer! Of course, there are a ...

Malick's Metaphysics: Creation, Being, and The Tree of Life
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

When evangelical politicians pronounce on topics like the origins of the universe, the results are almost always awful -- embarrassing, infuriating, unwatchable. When evang ...

The Infuriating, Scary, and Ironic Inside Job
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Matt Damon's closing words in the Academy Award winning film, <em><a href="http://www.sonyclassics.com/insidejob/" target="_blank">Inside Job</a>, </em>are as f ...

Black Men and 'Jumping the Broom'
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 10:25am | Type: Blog

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