Culture & Arts
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Hobby Lobby faces another Bible artifacts scandal

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/16/19, 12:37 pm

Renowned classics professor Dirk Obbink is accused of stealing and selling as many as 11 ancient Bible fragments to Hobby Lobby. The Egypt Exploration Society, which manages Oxford University’s Oxyrhynchus Papyri project, said Monday the arts and crafts retailer bought the fragments in two batches back in 2010.

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Dry Bar Comedy

The new face of funny

Entertainment | Dry Bar Comedy thrives in the largely untapped market for clean jokes
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/04/19, 03:03 pm

An alcohol-free comedy club started by Mormon brothers in Provo, Utah, is changing the way comedians get and give laughs. Dry Bar Comedy, the brainchild of Director Isaac Halasima and entrepreneurs Neal and Jeff Harmon, has delivered safe-for-work jokes to almost 2 billion viewers over the internet since 2017.

The Harmons started Dry Bar to meet a demand for clean comedy—the kind of laugh-out-loud jokes you can share on social media without making your mother-in-law blush.

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Walmart gives video filtering a boost

Entertainment | The retail giant’s new service illustrates the high demand for family-friendly content
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/27/19, 03:49 pm

Parents who want to protect their children from TV violence, sex, and crude language gained another ally this month. Walmart unveiled content filtering on its streaming platform, Vudu, which offers free and paid access to popular movies and TV.

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