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The gospel according to rap

Entertainment | Hip-hop artists increasingly explore Christian faith in their lyrics
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/16/18, 01:56 pm

Twenty-five years after his first rap album debuted, Snoop Dogg is reorienting his music, though not necessarily his lifestyle, to praising God. He announced last summer plans to release a gospel album called Bible of Love, due out in March. The album will feature mostly gospel remixes he produced and some tracks on which he raps. Last week, Snoop Dogg released the video for the album’s first single, “Words Are Few,” which shows him praying and praising in a nearly empty church sanctuary.

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Redeeming Sochi

Olympics | The Pyeongchang Games add new significance to tradition
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/09/18, 01:02 pm

Has it been four years already? The ignominy of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia—with its unusual restrooms, malfunctioning Olympic rings, and elaborate Russian doping scheme—still hangs in the air, setting a low bar for the games that officially started Friday in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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What to expect between plays

Entertainment | Super Bowl entertainment deserves a stronger rating than the game
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/02/18, 01:46 pm

The Super Bowl represents one of the last bastions of mass marketing in the internet age, and it charges accordingly. The average 30-second TV ad spot during this year’s Super Bowl is expected to cost more than $5 million, according to Sports Illustrated.

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