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The Curated Life of Gwyneth Paltrow

People really hate Gwyneth Paltrow. Last year, Star magazine named her one of “Hollywood’s Most Hated Stars.” But, that same week, she was also named the “World’s Most Beautiful Woman” by People Magazine. That juxtaposition confused Graydon Carter, editor of Vanity Fair, presumably because he prizes beauty above all else. But, to the non-beautiful, the […]

Another Week Ends: Anti-Tebowmania, Hipster Mormonism, Sixty-Six Books, Coldplay, Hypocrisy, and Tullian Tchividjian’s Story of Redemption

Filling in for DZ this week as the Birmingham Conference kicks off… 1. Can you be a hipster and Mormon at the same time? An interesting NY Times article appearing on Wednesday outlined a Mormon’s guide to looking cool without totally losing your faith (a.k.a “How to be like Brandon Flowers”). It’s a classic case […]

Another Week Ends: Shiny Happy Students, Creative Psych, Coen Bros, Humilation Elation, and Ryan Adams

1. The results of a couple intertwining and potentially encouraging little social science surveys were made public this week. The first found that religious belief correlated with increased happiness, the second with increased education. This could well be a case of numbers being cooked, but hey, I’ll take it. The second one, reported by CNN, […]

August Playlist

I’m skipping ahead one month this time, so that the dates in which we’re listening to the playlist match the month of the mix: Black Treacle – Arctic Monkeys I Can Hardly Believe You’re Mine – The Raspberries Pieces of a Dream – South Things I Don’t Understand – Coldplay Places That Are Gone – […]

Look How They Shine For You: Coming to Terms with Coldplay

I’ll never forget the day back in 1999, when the snobbiest record store clerk I’ve ever known, the guy who introduced me to both Scott Walker and The Left Banke, wouldn’t let me leave his shop until I heard “the best British single of the decade.” The song was “Yellow” and the band was the […]

Another Week Ends: Online Echo Chambers, Deathbed Regrets, Dylan at the Cross, MJ’s Bad, Singing Spiderman, Penmanship Psychology & Seinfeld

1. A couple of articles that follow-up on the filter bubble phenomenon we posted on last week, both from The NY Times. The first is an editorial by Eli Pariser, “When The Internet Thinks It Knows You” and the second a slightly broader look at the issue, “The Trouble With The Echo Chamber Online.” While […]

Trust In An Age Of Arrogance – C. FitzSimons Allison

An excerpt from the introduction to the Bishop’s excellent new book, available now from Wipf and Stock. Jesus’s warning to his closest followers concerning these two cancers [that of the Sadducees and that of the Pharisees] is the simplicity that explains enormous complexities. His teaching helps us to see with a clearer vision and then […]