Woman tries to sell soul on eBay

It sounds like something from The Onion, but no, it’s true: People can sell their souls on eBay? A New Mexico woman named Lori is doing just that, and bidding has already jumped from $100 to $405 in just a day. Describing it as a “slightly used soul,” Lori is offering buyers a “Carfax” so they can see [Read More...]

How to plot like Pixar: “Brave” animator tweets secrets of storytelling

If you have a hankering to make a blockbuster classic animated film, one of the people behind the new Disney/Pixar hit “Brave” has been tweeting what he learned at the drawing board.  From the Wall Street Journal: For the past five years, Pixar has served as my film school. As a storyboard artist, working mainly [Read More...]

“You can find love just about anywhere!”

This shot was taken by my goddaughter in Arizona, during her morning walk: I have a 3 mile route each morning here on the high desert. Mostly lots of rabbits and an occasional snake along the way. I thought this proves that you can find love just about anywhere! Someone made quite an effort on [Read More...]

RIP, Andy Griffith

Word that the television icon, best known as the sheriff of Mayberry  and father of Opie, has died at the age of 86. People tend to forget what a spellbinding actor he could be. His standout performance in Elia Kazan’s “A Face in the Crowd” is still a stunner — and the story itself, recounting [Read More...]

Just in time for vacation season: hotel swaps the Bible for Kindle

Ladies and gentlemen, the future is here (or, at least, in Britain): From today, all 148 rooms at the Hotel Indigo will contain a Kindle e-reader pre-loaded with a copy of the Bible. The hotel is claiming to be the first in Britain to offer such a service. Guests are also permitted to download a [Read More...]

Givenchy puts Mary on new collection of menswear

Details: Eclectic was the word to describe Day Three of Paris menswear week. Friday’s spring-summer collections had a little something for everyone: from the high-waisted gangster styles of film noir to fashions evoking Brazilian soccer and even the Catholic Church. In one collection — which its designer called the longest fashion show in history — [Read More...]

RIP, Nora Ephron

  Sad news for all writers, journalists, movie lovers and people who couldn’t get enough of “When Harry Met Sally” and “Sleepless in Seattle”: Nora Ephron, the writer and director of American film classics such as “When Harry Met Sally” and “Sleepless in Seattle,” died today at the age of 71. Ephron died in a [Read More...]

The Life of Christ staged in prison: Jesus is a robber, and the devil is a rapist

Imagine the life of Christ told by inmates in jail — and you will have the astonishing production recently staged in Louisiana’s State Penitentiary in Angola.  NPR has more: The Life of Jesus Christ featured 70 inmates, men and women acting together for the first time — in costume, with a real camel, performing for [Read More...]

Fergie: good Catholic girl

Or so it seems, according this item: The Black Eyed Peas singer and her husband Josh Duhamel tend to enjoy low key weekends, thanking God for all he has given them rather than partying their nights away. Fergie told UsMagazine.com: ”On Saturday nights, we like going to mass, then dinner. ”It feeds our spiritual side, and it’s great [Read More...]

What the world has been waiting for: the Post-it Desk

  Details: When you’re a kid, surfaces are made to be doodled on. Walls are crayon-canvases; wooden tables seem naked without some colorful finger paint prettying them up. It takes a while — from parents’ perspective, avery long while — for us to learn to contain our decorational impulses. Creativity, we’re gradually conditioned to accept, [Read More...]


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