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Giving God the glory on MTV

Entertainment | Actor Chris Pratt turns an award acceptance speech into an evangelism opportunity
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/22/18, 12:50 pm

In his acceptance speech at this week’s MTV Movie and TV Awards, actor Chris Pratt gave an unexpected testimony of Christian faith. Though the star of Jurassic World: Fallen KingdomGuardians of the Galaxy, and Guardians of the Galazy Vol.

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Callous and calculated

Entertainment | Netflix CEO’s comments show disregard for children’s well-being
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/15/18, 02:47 pm

The CEO of Netflix acts like he couldn’t care less about the potentially disastrous consequences of 13 Reason Why Season 2.

During the company’s annual shareholder meeting June 6, CEO Reed Hastings responded to backlash against the violent teen drama by saying, “13 Reasons Why has been enormously popular and successful. It’s engaging content. … It is controversial. But nobody has to watch it.”

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Ambiguous anthem

Arts | ‘This Is America’ has made an impression, but of what?
by Fiona Morgan
Posted 6/08/18, 01:52 pm

Every summer has its signature pop anthem, but this year’s comes with sensational and disturbing visuals, too. The video for “This Is America” by Childish Gambino debuted online in early May, and viewers have watched it more than 250 million times. 

It opens with Donald Glover, who performs as Childish Bambino, shooting a man seated in a chair. He then goes on to dance happily with schoolchildren. Later he picks up a rifle and opens fire on a choir, then goes on dancing while violence breaks out around him.

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