Author Archives: Steve-O

The real Roy Orbison story

Roy Orbison once said, “people often ask me how would I like to be remembered and I answer that I would simply like to remembered.” If Orbison could look back these almost-30 years now after his death (on Dec. 6, … Continue reading

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X talk 40 years of punk and being ‘just a little too weird’

Nice profile of the legendary Los Angeles punk band X “We know exactly who we are; we know exactly what we’ve done and why we did it,” Exene Cervenka asserts. “We know what all the mistakes were, we know what … Continue reading

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The rise of the televangelist who advises the White House

Whatever you think of President Donald Trump or his spiritual advisor, the Rev. Paula White, this Washington Post profile by Julia Duin is great reporting. It was an early afternoon in late July, and Paula White was holding court before … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Billy Graham — 99 years and rockin

“When I was growing up, Billy Graham was very popular,” recalled music superstar Bob Dylan two years ago in AARP Magazine. “He was the greatest preacher and evangelist of my time — that guy could save souls and did. I went … Continue reading

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Pope discusses life’s biggest questions with International Space Station crew

The Guardian The Earth is a fragile thing that could even destroy itself, Pope Francis told astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday, saying they had an opportunity to see the planet “from the eyes of God”. The … Continue reading

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What came after: The Counter-Reformation art of Carlo Dolci

By Yonat Shimron (Religion News Service) Five hundred years ago this week, Martin Luther is said to have nailed his 95 theses to the door of Wittenberg, Germany’s Castle Church, ushering in a revolt against the Roman Catholic Church. The ensuing theological … Continue reading

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The Raw Devotion of Julien Baker

By Jia Tolentino (The New Yorker) The first book in English that can be identified definitively as written by a woman is the mystic text “Revelations of Divine Love,” by the fourteenth-century anchorite Julian of Norwich. Everything about Julian was … Continue reading

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“Trouble No More” Documents – and More – Dylan’s Gospel Tour

By Anne Margaret Daniel “Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.”  — Proverbs 31:7 “Some day baby / You ain’t gonna trouble poor me any more.” — Sleepy John Estes, Someday Baby Blues (1935), … Continue reading

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Punk legends X honored in Los Angeles

By Steve Beard Members of the legendary punk rock band X were honored by the Los Angeles City Council in celebration of the group’s 40th anniversary and the Council officially declared Wednesday, October 10 as X Day in Los Angeles. … Continue reading

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Bono’s eucharist in Bogotá

According to news reports, Bono received communion at a local parish on the morning (October 8) after performing the Joshua Tree anniversary concert in El Campin Stadium in Bogotá, Columbia. According to those attending mass, Bono arrived without fanfare, sat quietly … Continue reading

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