Waiting for Christmas

A British department store has come up with a sweet commercial for the Christmas season (and, in fact, Advent) that will resonate with anyone who has ever been 8 years old. [Read more...]

“It’s gonna be a lovely day”

It looks like just another singing “flash mob” on a London subway train.  But watch for a delightful surprise at the end. [Read more...]

Andy Rooney, RIP

Another broadcasting legend is gone. Here is a timely classic — and one we can all agree with — on that most wonderful time of the year, Christmas. For the curious, CBS News has compiled some of his best clips, including his very first commentary, at this link. [Read more...]

Friday palate-cleanser: singing about Jesus on Letterman

Elsewhere, I’ve written about the new production of “Godspell” on Broadway, and even linked to a clever flash mob staged in Times Square.  Here’s the cast on the David Letterman show earlier this week.  (It’s always good to remember that we are the light of the world, isn’t it?) Fun fact: In the early 1970′s, [Read More...]

How do you make a music video for people who can’t hear music?

Like this. Behold: a music video for hearing-impaired children, courtesy The Deaf Professional Arts Network. [Read more...]

A brush with genius: a painting performance you have to see

Performance painter David Garibaldi creates works that are wholly original — and this time, it’s a holy original.  Just watch. [Read more...]

"Redemption is an open possibility to everyone"

That’s the beautiful truth that artist John Nava expresses while talking about his exquisite tapestries at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral in Los Angeles (which I mentioned in my homily for All Saints Day.)  Below, a video where he talks more about his work, his politics, and shows off more details of those tapestries. [Read more...]

Candidate of note: ladies and gentlemen, the musical stylings of Herman Cain

When was the last time a presidential candidate was able to sing like THIS?   Whatever your political leanings, you gotta admit: Herman Cain’s got a fine set of pipes. He rocks the house at the National Press Club. [Read more...]

Halloween for dummies

What happens when a dummy — a real one, not just a dumb one — goes trick-or-treating? Stuff like this. As the YouTube description notes: For a Halloween Prank we dressed up a 4 foot dummy to look like a trick or treater complete with bag of candy (and a hidden microphone). Then we went [Read More...]

Taking the A train … to Assisi

Here’s something you don’t see every day: Benedict XVI hopping a train with other religious leaders to attend today’s “pilgrimage” in Assisi. You can read the text of his remarks here. And the AP has details, too. [Read more...]


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