Overstreet’s Favorite Recordings of 2014: Part One


Overdoing it? Yes. As long as War & Peace? Yes. But here it comes anyway: The list of my favorite recordings of 2014.I look forward to this every year. I started making "Favorite Music of the Year" lists when I was about 12 years old. I never dreamed that I would still be making those lists three decades later. And I certainly never dreamed that I'd be publishing them, or that I'd be reviewing music (or movies, for that matter) for responsive readers.But here I am, at my favorite c … [Read more...]

Browser: Of Billboards, Brando, and the Best of 2008 (Updated 10:25AM)

NPR has the story of Rev. Gloria White Hammond, who brings a "ministry of healing" to those who are suffering in Darfur.Today, as I read this story of faith, love, and compassion, I'm reminded that Washington State's Governor Gregoire has allowed the following statement to be posted beside a Nativity Scene in the State Capitol""There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds."Then why do the hopeless turn to the … [Read more...]