Monthly Archives: May 2017

Born Again: With help from friends, Mavis Staples takes us there again

By Kelly McCartney Sixty-five years into her recording career, Mavis Staples’ incomparable voice and infectious spirit are truly wonders to behold. Born in 1939 to Oceola and Roebuck “Pops” Staples, Mavis got her start early, singing in church and at … Continue reading

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This woman preacher is schooling the Christian boys club on the crucifixion

“Fleming Rutledge, 79, is a theologian and one of the first women ordained in the Episcopal Church. Her book, ‘The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ,’ is a magisterial 669-page tome that has garnered the attention and respect of some unlikely religious … Continue reading

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A Muslim cook wanted to stop the hate. So she started inviting strangers to dinner.

Was struck by this story from Rebekah Denn in the Washington Post because of the tenacity, vulnerability, and hospitality of Amanda Saab and her husband Hussein. One need not agree with Islam (or Buddhism or Hinduism or Atheism) to know that … Continue reading

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Danny Trejo Celebrates 48 Years of Sobriety and Recounts the Moment in Prison That Changed His Life

“I don’t think I am a big Hollywood star. I won’t let myself.” Danny Trejo may play one badass after another on screen, but it is all clean living in real life thanks to a promise he made 48 years ago … Continue reading

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Are Dorms for Adults the Solution to the Loneliness Epidemic?

By Adele Peters More Americans are single than ever before, and more are living alone. That fact is one of the reasons we’re also starting to die earlier: one studyfound that living alone increases mortality risk 32%. Vivek Murthy, the … Continue reading

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Rachel Rotten finds home in roller derby

The 31-year-old Rachel Johnston, aka as Rachel Rotten, who started playing derby in 2010, says it wasn’t just a thirst for competition that brought her to roller derby and kept her there. Shortly after her first practice, she discovered something. … Continue reading

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Inside Jack White’s Third Man Records

For those who follow the vinyl revolution, worth watching the CBS profile on Jack White’s Third Man Record empire. To watch video, click HERE

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Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell honored on the Walk of Fame

Congratulations to Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell who first met in 1968 while shooting Disney’s “The One And Only, Genuine, Original Family Band.” The couple began dating on the set of their second film together, the 1983 comedy “Swing Shift,” … Continue reading

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Social Distortion’s Mike Ness: 10 Best Country-Punk Covers

“Around the house, my father liked country and my mother was more rock & roll,” Mike Ness tells Rolling Stone Country. “I remember a lot of Johnny Cash, the Dillards and Buck Owens. Country music was just always in the … Continue reading

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Bono on the Psalms

Bono discusses the Psalms with Professor David Taylor from Fuller Theological Seminary in five video spots. Click HERE. Some of my fave quotes: “All art is prophetic.” To clergy, “Look for the drawing in the sand.” To artists, “Draw in the … Continue reading

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