THE VIKINGS VS. THE BIBLE

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The History Channel has an epic new mini-series premiering this Sunday night.  I saw a huge, four-page fold out ad for it in this month’s Wired (right behind the cool Star Wars cover).    Billboards along Sunset Boulevard declare “The Storm is Coming” with the airdate, “3.3.13”.   The Los Angeles Times Calendar has a front-page story and photo on it today.   A reviewer at io9 raved that “it’s like Game of Thrones without the nudity.” All this buzz is being directed at a show about Vikings.   Not … [Read more...]

POST-OSCAR DETOX: A DAY TO UNPLUG

National Day of Unplugging

After all the hoopla generated during Hollywood’s awards season, I feel the need to regain some perspective, to rally around something other than a golden idol.  Seth McFarlane's 'humor' made me eager for a post-Oscar detox.   For a class experiment at Pepperdine University, I have our communication and media majors unplug for a day.   No electronic devices allowed.    They are fine with giving up email or laptops, maybe even the car stereo, but the thought of separating from their mobile devices … [Read more...]


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