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Holy Rollers

Sorry Sarah Palin, Holy Rollers and Rock 'n Roll Don't Often Mix

Carla Gardina Pestana | Posted 01.20.2017 | Religion
Carla Gardina Pestana

Whether Palin coupled the two terms knowing she swam against the current of her own religious tradition is probably beside the point: she aims to appear part of particular religious milieu, but feels no apparent obligation to be well-informed about it.

Holi Rollers: Religious Ecstasy in Spanish Fork/Appropriate Appropriating?

Deepak Sarma | Posted 11.25.2016 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

From one perspective, the undulating and gyrating masses (thousands upon thousands at any given time and throughout the weekend in March of this year) could have been observed at any number of places: a rock concert, a dance club, or a college party.

Pentecostals Today

Brian C. Stiller | Posted 11.10.2013 | Religion
Brian C. Stiller

The 20th century chapter of Christ's church was written by this Pentecostal outpouring, a revival movement of global proportion. No longer the brunt of jokes, it is now a church in which one can say "Pentecostal theologian" without a snicker.

Holy Rollers

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.12.2012 | Entertainment
Mark Joseph

The Salvation Army is reported to have had a saying in its early days: "Take the Devil's money to do God's work." Now a group of 20- and 30-somethings...

Tribeca Film Festival Interview: Justin Bartha Lends Me a Tenor

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Cynthia Ellis

Justin Bartha is best known for being absent from the most successful R rated comedy of all time: TheHangover.

Ten Minutes With: Holy Rollers Screenwriter, Antonio Macia

Fabio Periera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Fabio Periera

Holy Rollers, the new film starring Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Bartha explores a period in 1998 when young Hasidic teenagers acted as mules to smuggle drugs between New York and Amsterdam.

Ex-Hasid Pokes Holes in Holy Rollers

Jessica Pilot | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jessica Pilot

"People trust Hasids... I know how this works... In the five years that I studied Yeshiva in London, I was never asked by customs to open my bags," says Luzer Twersky.