The Underappreciated Virtues of the Marching Band

Though TAPS has yet to sound, pessimism for educational music programs continues to grow. Schools everywhere are cutting programs in order to meet fiscal demands, and as a result many music directors are being forced to justify their careers. Despite checking all the boxes for athletics and the fine arts, marching bands are often on … Continued

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Should Christians Watch ‘Game of Thrones’?

Last week, pastor and author Kevin DeYoung wrote a piece for The Gospel Coalition expressing his disbelief that Christians are watching the popular HBO television show Game of Thrones. “I’m always amazed that a number of people I respect—smart people, serious Christians, good conservative thinkers—are obviously watching (and loving) the series,” he wrote, before admitting … Continued

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When Pop Stars Act: Harry Styles Edition

Christopher Nolan had never tried to tackle a true story until the story of the miracle at Dunkirk obsessed him enough to make the event the subject of a feature length film. But to tell the story, he enlisted Harry Styles, who, as a pop singer, would hardly seem like a “real” actor to audiences … Continued

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Michael Jackson and the Dead Celebrity Problem

The dead celebrity business is alive, well—and deeply disturbing. It’s not new, of course. Elvis Presley’s death didn’t stop his estate from making money for decades. Rapper Tupac Shakur cranked out albums years after his still-unsolved murder in 1996. More recently, Hologram USA, a company that broadcasts hologram concerts by dead performers, is suing the … Continued

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