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Are YouTubers talking Religion?
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Are YouTubers talking Religion?

Traditional media does not have a fantastic track record of significant, nuanced portrayals of religious belief and practice.  Stereotypes abound in the studio-model of creating blockbuster entertainment media.  As online video semi-democratizes content creation, though, is there a new opportunity?  Might YouTube be a rich site for religious reference?  Maybe… The best and brightest hope … Continue reading

Project Runway respects Mormon fashion taste [RM QuickPost]
Fashion / QuickPosts / Television

Project Runway respects Mormon fashion taste [RM QuickPost]

“One day you’re in and the next day you’re out!” Project Runway’s Heidi Klum says.  Respect for religious modesty was IN on Thursday night as the show honored the taste level of Mormon superfan-turned-challenge-model Tristen. Designer Justin LeBlanc gave Tristen Seal of Sachse TX a modest but fashionable dress in the “real women” challenge, with … Continue reading

Sharing #TheBible? High-Profile Tweets Support The History Channel’s Religious Program
Television

Sharing #TheBible? High-Profile Tweets Support The History Channel’s Religious Program

Millions tuned in for The History Channel’s landmark mini-series The Bible.  Produced by Touched By an Angel’s Roma Downey  and her husband, television giant Mark Burnett, the show’s steady viewership proves yet again the draw that religious content has for American viewers.  Yet while “The Bible” was a big success, it may actually be “#TheBible” … Continue reading

Soulful Idols: Religious Affirmation on American Idol
Music / Television

Soulful Idols: Religious Affirmation on American Idol

Though at times they’ve looked for laughs when contestants have claimed to hear the “voice of God,” FOX’s American Idol openly embraced the Spirit as it wrapped its season 12 time in Vegas and moved back to LA.  Demonstrating the power of song to move an audience and the potential for television to transcend itself, the success … Continue reading