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Bamf: The gospel according to Nightcrawler

By Steve Beard There was more than a ripple of thrill coursing through the veins of comic book fans when the cast was announced last year for X-Men: Apocalypse. Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Olivia Munn, and James McAvoy were some … Continue reading

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Rolling Stone review of Chance the Rapper’s latest

Kanye West called The Life of Pablo a gospel album. But the new mixtape-LP from fellow Chicagoan Chance the Rapper (who had a major appearance on TLOP’s “Ultralight Beam”) truly lives up to that promise. Coloring Book is the richest hip hop album of … Continue reading

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Paul Simon’s Spiritual Fascination

By Cathleen Falsani While he waits for the Brazilian faith healer to arrive, Paul Simon is supposed be meditating quietly with his eyes closed. Instead, he’s peeking. “I want to see what’s going on,” Simon said, recalling his visit to … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan: “I couldn’t be that hellfire rock ’n’ roller. But I could write hellfire lyrics.”

Bob Dylan: When I was growing up, Billy Graham was very popular. He was the greatest preacher and evangelist of my time — that guy could save souls and did. I went to two or three of his rallies in the ’50s … Continue reading

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Prince’s Holy Lust

By Touré (New York Times) LET me tell you why “Adore” is the central song in the Prince canon. Because in “Adore” you get the commingling of two keys to understanding the man and his music: his sexuality and his spirituality. In the second … Continue reading

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Where music meets religion: Spending a night with Prince

Prince, who has died at 57, joined Times pop music critic Ann Powers for a rare in-person interview in 2009 to talk about music, technology, religion and more. This story originally ran in The Los Angeles Times on Jan. 11, 2009. … Continue reading

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Prince Covers Christian Singer-Songwriter for New Song ‘What If’

Always a man with a surprise up his sleeve (was anyone anticipating his first acting credit in years to be on New Girl?), Prince‘s new song is probably not what you’d expect from the Purple One. Prince and 3rdEyeGirl released an electric … Continue reading

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Prince, RIP

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Purple Faith: Prince’s Life as a Jehovah’s Witness

Prince was raised a Seventh-Day Adventist in Minneapolis frequently attending services with his grandmother at Glendale Church, a historically African-American congregation in the city. “Both of his parents believed in the strict faith as did Bernadette Anderson, who took him … Continue reading

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Alice Cooper Interviews Anne Rice on Religion, Vampires, Tom Cruise & Pot

Alice Cooper is a longtime fan of novelist and fellow Christian Anne Rice, whose Christ of Lord: Out of Egypt has been turned into The Young Messiah, a movie that opened this week. When the filmmakers arranged for a screening of the film for … Continue reading

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