Culture & Arts
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Quiet time with Chance the Rapper

Media | The hip-hop artist screenshots his Bible readings for the masses
by Mary Jackson
Posted 1/11/19, 03:07 pm

For years, Grammy Award–winning hip-hop artist Chance the Rapper has referenced his Christian faith, both in his albums and on social media. But last month, the Chicago native professed a desire to learn Scripture, and since then he is sharing about it more openly with his 9.3 million Instagram followers.

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No laughing matter

Media | Saudi Arabia silences an American comedian’s spot-on critique
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/04/19, 11:49 am

The House of Saud once again played the role of international bully when it recently censored a Netflix comedy show that criticized Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The streaming network confirmed this week that it had blocked an episode of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj for viewers in the kingdom in response to a Saudi mandate.

Netflix said it received “a valid legal demand from the government” and felt compelled to follow the law by pulling the 27-minute episode.

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Splash of red

Entertainment | Conservatives get a toe in arts and entertainment in 2018
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 12/28/18, 03:16 pm

Conservative audiences flexed their purchasing power and proved this year they can influence TV, sports, and movies. Entertainment executives are starting to realize the importance of offering content that families can relate to, although shows and movies with a Biblical worldview still have a hard time getting Hollywood to take them seriously. Here are some of the top arts and entertainment stories of 2018.

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