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Art without compromise

By Susan Olasky
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Lifestyle | Texas professor uses his work to explore human nature

Woman in Gold raises questions the director probably didn’t intend

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Woman in Gold is based on the true story of Maria Altmann, a Jewish woman who in 1999 at age 83 sued the Austrian government to recover artwork stolen from her…

God’s message in Chinese paintings

By June Cheng
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Art | A group of Christian artists in Beijing hopes to influence their culture through artwork infused with the gospel

Unbroken: A cure for cynicism

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Movies | Some people earn their cynicism through a hard life and serial disappointment. Others (the majority, I suspect, at least in this country) dress up in it as…

Art for the common man

By Emily Scheie
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Lifestyle | Grand Rapids competition brings judges and the rest of us together

A musical experiment filled with sound but lacking passion

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Folk musician and singer Sam Amidon is known for turning old ballads and hymns into eerie, quavering, art-rock experiments. He succeeds even more than usual…

Web Reads: Deconstructing the Rebel Yell

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Describing a battle cry. What did the Rebel Yell sound like and how do you spell it? This essay explores the mystery of the Yell, the history surrounding the…

Which Americans are/were cool?

By Marvin Olasky
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Culture | The most un-cool Washington museum has long been the National Portrait Gallery. It’s not on the National Mall. It had neither a Wright Brothers airplane nor…

Web Reads: Can Vladimir Putin survive? Will the Bee Gees be forgotten?

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Survival of the fittest? Can Vladimir Putin Survive? Stratfor CEO George Friedman asks whether Putin will remain Russia’s prime oligarch, given that the…

Inside a Christian artist’s studio

By Susan Olasky
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Art | Anne Nelson’s studio in New Orleans’ 8th Ward has 12- or 14-foot ceilings and plenty of light. It’s small—about 15 by 15 feet, and cluttered with…

Web Reads: Giant guinea pigs make the best lounge chairs

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Lounging. Capybaras are basically huge guinea pigs. Apparently, other animals like to sit on their backs. Here’s a website that collects photos of birds,

Web Reads: Novel prescriptions

Web Reads: Novel prescriptions

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Books for what ails you. In the U.K., doctors who diagnose their patients with mild depression can prescribe particular “self help” books as part of the…

 
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