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"The Last Temptation of Christ

Did Jesus Know What He Was Doing? Do We?

John Backman | Posted 05.31.2014 | Religion
John Backman

Placing our future in someone else's hands, even God's, is not easy. But it is an adventure -- an adventure easier to embark on if we hold to the fundamental Christian idea that God is love.

Actors Who've Played Jesus In Movies

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 03.07.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Casting Jesus for the silver screen has always been tricky. Directors must balance the actor's ability to project a sense of both di...

How to Sucker a Billion Christians

Mark Morford | Posted 03.04.2014 | Entertainment
Mark Morford

You do not mess with blind faith. Just a humble reminder. You do not question the dully codified stories of Christianity, or challenge them, or offer...

When Lindsay Lohan Hijacks a Film She Also Rescues It

Karen Fragala Smith | Posted 10.02.2013 | Entertainment
Karen Fragala Smith

More important than critical acclaim or box-office boom is the very distinct potential that The Canyons will come to be known as one of the most influential films in decades.

First Nighter: Fiona Shaw's Miraculous Testament of Mary William Christie's Marvelous David et Jonathas

David Finkle | Posted 06.23.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

What Nikos Kazantzakis did to de-sanctify Jesus in The Last Temptation of Christ, Colm Toibin has done for the Madonna in The Testament of Mary -- with, predictably, the some outraged response from various Catholic Church officials.

Do You Recognize This 'Hannah And Her Sisters' Star?

The Huffington Post | Lauren Leibowitz | Posted 02.04.2013 | Style

February 5 marks the 65th birthday of TV legend Barbara Hershey. Born and raised in Hollywood as Barbara Herzstein, she kicked her career off with a n...

The 'Sam Bacile' Election

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The avalanche of anonymous and unaccountable campaign cash that is currently marinating our nation's politics this election cycle can be likened to the tactics of "Sam Bacile."

Proposed Jesus Film Angers Christians With Story Of Jesus Born Of Roman Rapist

Posted 06.27.2012 | Religion

A proposed new film about Jesus is outraging conservative Christians with its unorthodox story line. The Daily Mail reports the movie is based o...

Interview: Willem Dafoe Is The Hunter

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 06.04.2012 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

It was one of the most wonderful and unique starts to an interview ever: Within a minute, Willem was speaking in the incomprehensible babble of the Looney Tunes Tasmanian Devil. And then in Italian. Two of the world's finest languages!

(R)evolution in Theater: "The Magdalene" at St. Clements

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 08.28.2011 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Who is Mary Magdalene really? We know she was involved with Jesus...but how? As his disciple? Spiritual companion? Or perhaps his wife? ...