Arts & Entertainment

Poetry Verses the United States

Americans dislike poetry. At least, that’s the popular sentiment. So in an effort to strengthen the relationship between Americans and poetry, former poet laureate, Robert Pinsky, launched the Favorite Poem Project.

Published 04/18/2001


Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe

When Chinua Achebe unveiled “Things Fall Apart” (1958) he had no idea that his story would ultimately be recognized as a turning point in African literature.

Published 04/06/2001


The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

Filled with successes and failures both large and small, The Wizard of Oz is perhaps the single greatest movie of the 20th century.

Published 10/18/2000


The Failure of Christianity

Bob Briner knew that 80 percent of Americans claimed to believe in Jesus. He knew that church attendance was at an all time high. He also realized that Christianity had become ineffective. Then he did something about it.

Published 08/30/2000


Charlie Peacock

Charlie Peacock on Bob Briner and the concept of “Roaring Lambs.”

Published 08/30/2000


The Drive-in Movie Theater

The drive-in movie theater began its long swan song 40 years ago. But by reaching out to a new generation of movie-goers, the drive-in has forestalled its decline while searching for a new identity.

Published 07/17/2000


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