Our Bi-Monthly Look at Faith, Life and Culture


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While documentaries like Food, Inc., Forks Over Knives and King Corn captivate viewers with investigations into the ethics of agribusiness, a new trend is taking hold with diners: holistic food. The rise of socially conscious consumers—aware of both the health and ethical consequences of what they eat—has fueled a food revolution that has inspired restaurants, grocers and farmers to rethink the business of what we eat. Read More


When U2 releases their first new studio album since 2009’s No Line on the Horizon, there will be at least one song that most of their fans already own.

During a Super Bowl commercial, U2 offered the single “Invisible” for free on iTunes, with Bank of America pledging $1 to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for every download. Read More


Xbox may soon be getting deeper into TV.

According to Deadline, Xbox Entertainment Studios will stream a new show that is based on the life of hip-hop star Nas. The series will reportedly focus on the artist’s early days as an up-and-coming rapper in New York in the ’90s. Read More


Just weeks after Creation Museum founder Ken Ham debated Bill Nye in a curt back-and-forth that illustrated the widening gap between cultural ideas about religion and science, a new reboot of the show Cosmos debuted in an effort to close it. Read More


His Vatican reforms, teachings on helping the poor and emphasis on humility have made Pope Francis a popular figure, but a new poll has found that little has changed when it comes to actual behavior of the Catholic Church at large.

The Pew Research Center poll found that while 85 percent of American Catholics have a favorable view of Pope Francis, there has been no discernible rise in the number of Catholics who attend mass or confession. Even the overall number of people who identify as Catholic has remained pretty flat. Read More