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Jack Jumps Over the Torture Shtick

From the beginning I’ve watched 24. Most of the time it’s been a Plugged In project—to keep tabs on a show that was pushing torture

The Ultimate Rescue Mission

Acknowledging that a popular song, movie or TV show contains an element of “big-T” Truth is not the same as endorsing the entire product. Makes

Miss USA Gone Wild

Once upon a time, the “only” skin  beauty pageant contestants had to show was during the swimsuit competition. I put “only” in quotes, of course,

Where’s That Horn to Toot?

Somewhere between the release of Miley Cyrus’ racy new video and Iron Man 2′s $128 million weekend, Plugged In learned it won the Evangelical Press

Movie Monday: Iron Man 2

Don’t mess with a guy in a metal suit. Iron Man 2 clanked to the top of the box office this weekend, blasting its way

Friends, Family and Facebook

Something curious has been happening with my Facebook profile lately: I’ve been getting friend requests from lots of relatives. Some are cousins who are younger

Twittering Tween Tantwums

I’m not sure if it’s been caused by the overabundance of hormones in their McDonald’s burgers, the excessive sugar in their school cafeteria soft drinks

When Ratings Creep

Think films are getting more violent? If so, you’re not alone. Some researchers from the Annenberg Public Policy Center think so, too, and they have

May the Fourth Be With You

Today is Star Wars Day. I know this because a friend told me, and not because I’m a Luke Skywalker fanatic. Apparently, the phrase, “May

Movie Monday: What a Nightmare

It was a Nightmare at the box office this weekend. Specifically, the remake of Wes Craven’s 1984 horror flick A Nightmare on Elm Street slashed

Plugged In Parent’s Guide to Today’s Technology


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