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The Power of Music

So I just got done listening to the new Pearl Jam album, Backspacer. I confess, as a child of the ’80s, I was never much

Blowing Kisses to Polanski

It’s complicated. He’s a genius. C’mon, it was 30 years ago. She’s forgiven him! He’s 76, for crying out loud!! You’ve probably heard, somewhere in

3, 2, 1, Launch!

In the dark ages of 1990 when Focus on the Family launched what would soon become Plugged In, Edison’s light bulb was the light bulb,

Lying Liars and the Lies They Lie

I’m still ruminating over The Invention of Lying, Ricky Gervais’ new comedy. I saw it last night and it was, um, not quite what I

The Power of Film

Just ran across an interesting Q&A-style interview with Ken Burns, one of the United States’ best-known documentary filmmakers. He opened himself up to questions from

Way Out West

Rapper Kanye West made a fool of himself at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards by jumping onstage during Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech, grabbing the

Television: A Graying Media?

The Emmys were awarded last night. And, even though I review a lot of TV for Plugged In, I didn’t watch them. I felt a

I Want to Be a Pip

I’ve always liked Gladys Knight. I don’t know why, exactly. Maybe it’s because her voice is just so cool. Maybe it’s because “Midnight Train to

9 Lives

My review of 9, the Tim Burton-produced animated apocalypse, is now up on the main Plugged In site. The film is more haunting parable than

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