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The Second Coming of Russell Brand

By Jesse Carey, Relevant Magazine “My personal feeling is the teachings of Christ are more relevant now than they’ve ever been.” If you have even a surface-level knowledge of comedian, actor, writer and all- around provocateur Russell Brand, this is … Continue reading

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Pixar’s ‘Coco’ strikes a chord in Mexico guitar town

By Josue Gonzales PARACHO, Mexico — Pixar’s hit film “Coco” has struck all the right notes in the tiny Mexican hamlet of Paracho, home to the traditional Mexican guitar made famous in the movie. Nestled in the western central highlands of … Continue reading

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The nones — and nuns — are alright in Greta Gerwig’s ‘Lady Bird’

Emily McFarlan Miller, Religion News Service: You’ve described this movie as a “love letter to Sacramento,” your hometown. But is it also a love letter to Catholic schools? Greta Gerwig: Definitely. I wasn’t raised Catholic, but I loved Catholic high … Continue reading

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Greta Gerwig’s Radical Confidence

By Christine Smallwood Greta Gerwig has acted in 25 films and co-written five, but “Lady Bird,” her first solo directorial project, is the most unadulterated distillation of her sensibility to date. The title character is a high-school senior, played with … Continue reading

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Yellow Coat and Pink Cadillac

“After the radio appearance Elvis and I headed out to the parking lot and said our goodbyes. I told him I’d see him at the show later and headed across the parking lot. I slid into the passenger seat of … Continue reading

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Wanda Jackson Helped Put the Growl in Rockabilly

Wanda Jackson, 80, is a singer-songwriter and guitarist who was one of the first female rockabilly recording artists. She is the author, with Scott B. Bomar, of the memoir “Every Night Is Saturday Night” (BMG). She spoke with Marc Myers … Continue reading

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A Snake in the Manger

By Steve Beard One of the memorable scenes in the quirky 2003 British romantic comedy Love Actually is a dialogue about a school Christmas play. Actress Emma Thompson plays Karen and her daughter Daisy (played by Lulu Popplewell) proudly announces … Continue reading

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Five reasons Sister Rosetta Tharpe should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been around long enough to honor a long list of the artists whose music fed into the genre’s roots. Now that we’ve entered an era in which the rock stars of the … Continue reading

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Better sense of history: Billy Zoom’s list of required listening

“The Ramones, Elvis Presley’s Sun sessions, Kind of Blue by Miles Davis, Time Out by Dave Brubeck, something done in Owen Bradley’s studio like Patsy Cline or Brenda Lee, Johnny B. Goode by Chuck Berry … how long is this … Continue reading

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How a skull on your desk will change your life

By Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble The practice of remembering that you will die helps you to keep in mind that your life will end, and that it has a goal: heaven. Visual reminders — often called memento mori, the Latin phrase … Continue reading

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