Do celebrities matter?

Do celebrities matter? Should we pay attention to them?

That what The Other Journal’s Allison Backous asked journalist and author Cathleen Falsani and me. (Cathleen is the author of The Gospel According to the Coen Brothers, and has been in the news recently discussing her famous pre-Presidency interview with Barack Obama about his faith.)

You can listen to Part One of our conversation here: http://bit.ly/tojpodcast

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • Don Lambirth

    Do celebrities matter? Just as much as anyone else. No more and no less. Should we listen to them? It depends on what they say. It always cracks me up the hypocrisy of TV commentators (usually conservative) that mock those in Hollywood or the music industry for speaking their mind or taking on some political/ social cause. As if they aren’t allowed to have an opinion.


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