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Joan Rivers and me

By Cal Thomas
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Obituary | We met by accident. How else could it have been with two people who are so different? Or are we? It was the early 1980s when a tabloid called me. They were…

A television program that promotes healing

By Cal Thomas
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Television | From 1948 to 1961, there was a show called This Is Your Life , hosted by Ralph Edwards. In it, an unsuspecting celebrity was lured to a place by a friend or…

Midday Roundup: Did a Utah judge just legalize polygamy?

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Cohabitation compromise. A Utah judge handed a resounding legal victory to the polyamorous family that stars in the TLC reality show Sister Wives . The Brown…

In with the old, out with the new at the Emmy’s

By Megan Basham
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Television | Recent research into U.S. television viewing habits has shown a growing enthusiasm for the medium. Younger viewers in particular say that fresh subject-matter…

Robin Williams remembered for manic comedy, insightful acting

By Lynde Langdon
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Obituary | Actor Robin Williams, whose blazing comic star exploded into Hollywood in the 1970s and burned bright for more than 35 years, died Monday in an apparent…

Chasing a spider with a blowtorch is not a good idea

By Allie Hulcher
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Newsworthy | A roundup of wacky news

Bereft and abandoned

By Megan Basham
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Television | Far from edifying, The Leftovers does offer a fundamental honesty about the human condition

Midday Roundup: ISIS gets its hands on nuclear material

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Loose nukes. The ISIS terror group in Iraq has seized about 88 pounds of uranium kept at Mosul University, Reuters reports. The uranium is not weapons-grade,

The Last Ship

By Megan Basham
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Television | Not so long ago, the word blockbuster—the kind of high-explosion-ratio/low-rationality entertainment that may not be great art but offers plenty of…

Midday Roundup: Cutting that cable cord just got a little harder

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Streaming wars. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today against a company that makes it easier for internet users to watch broadcast content on their computers or…

The Benham brothers: Following Jesus should cost you something

By Warren Cole Smith
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Q&A | David and Jason Benham of Charlotte, N.C., have receded from the national spotlight since losing their HGTV reality show over their religious views. But their…

How Hollywood drags culture along

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Culture | When I am out walking with my husband, I generally keep a few paces ahead of him, hoping I can get him to walk faster. This isn’t nice, but I divulge this…

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