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David Bowie taught us the limitless potential of renewal

By Chris Richards Mourning David Bowie requires tremendous energy because there are so many David Bowies to mourn. The lost cosmonaut. The alien balladeer. The pansexual glamourpuss. The rake. The maestro. The fashionista. The freak. He was humanity’s ultimate and … Continue reading

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Did a prayer meeting really bring down the Berlin Wall and end the Cold War?

By Peter Crutchley, BBC The date 9 November 1989 is etched in history as the day the Berlin Wall came down. But was it actually a prayer meeting held exactly one month earlier that made the fall of the Wall inevitable? Ignoring … Continue reading

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HOLY UPSET: ROSE CITY STUNS GOTHAM GIRLS ROLLER DERBY FOR CHAMPIONSHIP

By Andy Frye, ESPN When Shaina Serelson took up roller derby in 2011 in her hometown of Cheyenne, Wyoming, she wasn’t exactly thinking about someday playing in a World Cup. Or battling the best skaters in the world for the … Continue reading

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What Hath Jerusalem to do with Johnny Cash?

By Russell Moore Excerpt: What’s attracted me to country music throughout the years is its rootedness and distinctiveness. There’s a Nashville sound to county and western that has been lost in much of American life. The intimate connections between the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Wanda Jackson

By Steve Beard At the age of 78, the righteous Queen of Rockabilly is still tearing it up with 60 to 80 concerts per year. Considered to be one of the first women to record rock and roll, Jackson is … Continue reading

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You Have To Learn To Love the Bomb

GQ Magazine recently published a nearly 6,000 word profile by Joel Lovell on Stephen Colbert, formerly of The Colbert Report and soon to be hosting The Late Show. The entire essay is worth reading but special attention should be paid … Continue reading

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In Brooklyn, How a Bombshell Trains for Roller Derby

The captain of a team in the Gotham Girls league breaks down her hard-core exercise routine on wheels Eva McCloskey often tells people she has two careers. During the week, the 35-year-old is the director of talent strategy at the New … Continue reading

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Why The Church Needs Art – Part three

Check out the lessons Scott Erickson learned while he was the artist in residence at Ecclesia Church in Houston, Texas. Click HERE

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Kenny Stabler, RIP

By Steve Beard Kenny Stabler, RIP. I became a life-long Raiders fan during my childhood because my dad won a Kenny “The Snake” Stabler autographed football at a raffle. It is one of half a dozen items that I deeply … Continue reading

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Free Speech Under Fire

By Steve Beard As a budding young journalist and editor, my thoughts on the First Amendment and free speech — even outrageously offensive speech — were shaped by Nat Hentoff, columnist for the left-wing Village Voice. Hentoff was a prolific … Continue reading

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