Emily Whitten

Emily is a book critic and writer for WORLD. She is a World Journalism Institute and University of Mississippi graduate, previously worked at Peachtree Publishers, and developed a mother's heart for good stories over a decade of homeschooling. Emily resides with her family in Nashville, Tenn. Follow her on Twitter @emilyawhitten.

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The Vow

Movie | Christian viewers will find film refreshing in its value of the covenant of marriage
by Emily Whitten
Posted 2/13/12, 03:52 am

What if the woman you loved was in a car accident? And what if, suddenly, she couldn't remember you or your marriage at all? How hard would you fight to keep your wedding vows?

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ABC Family

Pretty Little Liars

Television | Outstanding isn't the adjective many parents would use for popular new show
by Emily Whitten
Posted 2/13/12, 03:52 am

Pretty Little Liars, a teen drama on ABC Family about four teenage girls who discover clues about their friend's death, recently landed a People's Choice Award to great media fanfare. Not too surprising, really, since among female teens it's the most-watched TV show in its time slot (Monday, 8/7 Central). One distinction that might surprise some, considering the show's family-friendly billing, is that it just received its second GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Award nomination, meant to "honor media for outstanding images of the gay and lesbian community."

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Portlandia

Television | Little-watched IFC network now has a big hit
by Emily Whitten
Posted 1/30/12, 03:18 am

The little-watched IFC network now has a big hit, Friday night's Portlandia, starring Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen. Set in Portland, Ore., where "the dream of the '90s is alive," the show has developed a cult following among many in their 20s and 30s, and dozens of its clips have gone viral on YouTube.

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