Jon Batiste We Are
Music

Music Review: We Are

We Are is the powerful new album from pianist/singer Jon Batiste, his first full-length studio album since Hollywood Africans in 2018. These 13 songs optimistically celebra…
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Film

Film Review: Stray

Five years ago, adventurous movie-goers were enchanted with Turkish director Ceyda Torun’s documentary about Istanbul’s street cats, Kedi, a small indie hit on the festival circu…
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Rooted: Life at the Crossroads of Science, Nature, and Spirit By Lyanda Lynn Haupt
Books

Book Review: Rooted

Lyanda Lynn Haupt loved being raised Catholic. The mysterious, untamed nature of the faith as she received it—and its ecstatic saints like Thérèse of Lisieux—illuminated the goodness of the created world.

Outsmart Your Pain: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion to Help You Leave Chronic Pain Behind By Christiane Wolf, MD, PhD
Books

Book Review: Outsmart Pain

Mindfulness and Vipasana meditation teacher Christiane Wolf kicks off her second book by introducing us to a simple equation: “Suffering = pain x resistance.”

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Afrika Mamas ARC MUSIC
Music

Music Review: Ilanga (The Sun)

Afrika Mamas was founded in South Africa in 1998 by Ntombi Lushaba. The riveting a cappella group is made up of Lushaba and five other single mothers, with 11 children between them.

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Film

Film Review: Our Friend

Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite and adapted by screenwriter Brad Ingelsby from Matthew Teague’s award-winning 2015 article, the film focuses partly on the remarkable bond shared by these three people.

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Film

Film Review: Planet of the Humans

Planet of the HumansDirected by Jeff Gibbs RUMBLE MEDIA WHAT IF THE green energy technologies that have been touted as potential solutions to the climate crisis weren’t really s…
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