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Old Fashioned the Movie: an Intriguing Attempt at Counter Marketing

Written by Dan E. Phillips on Saturday, 14 February 2015. Posted in Dan E. Phillips, Movies, LifeStyle, Opinion

Let's hope, for the sake of our collective cultural soul, that "Old Fashioned" over performs and "Fifty Shades" under performs.

Old Fashioned the Movie: an Intriguing Attempt at Counter Marketing

A movie entitled "Old Fashioned" hits theaters this weekend. It is a romantic movie about an old fashioned (go figure) courtship. It is produced in part by the same company that produced “God’s Not Dead,” although judging by their website they don't exclusively produce "faith based" films. An interesting aspect of the marketing of this film is that it is being released on Feb 13 precisely to serve as the anti-"Fifty Shades of Grey," which is being released the same day. This is not even a cryptic marketing strategy. It's quite overt. References to "Fifty Shades" are a significant part of the trailer which can be viewed at the link above.

America on the Wrong Path on Race and Poverty

Written by Star Parker on Friday, 13 February 2015. Posted in Books, LifeStyle, Opinion, Star Parker

After Martin Luther King's speech, what followed were government policies defined and motivated not by content of character but by race, gender, and income.

America on the Wrong Path on Race and Poverty

I’ve got a new book out which is not really so new.

The Other Cause of Terrorism

Written by Alan Caruba on Saturday, 07 February 2015. Posted in Books, LifeStyle, Opinion, Alan Caruba

The role of corruption in the nations experiencing Islamic terrorism cannot be underestimated. Its role in the conduct of the world’s affairs is huge and a constant threat.

The Other Cause of Terrorism

I never fail to be astonished by the amount of corruption there is in the world. It is a very human trait whether it was royalty asserting that they ruled by God’s choice until their subjects rose up against them or modern day despots encountering the same fate.

A Name in Art and Mathematics

Written by Ira Katz on Tuesday, 03 February 2015. Posted in Art, LifeStyle

With the name "Delaunay," art and science find an intersection at the representational and mathematical frontier of the modern.

A Name in Art and Mathematics

An old friend and colleague passed away recently bringing to mind a little puzzle that he brought to my attention several years ago. Through my collaborations with him I ended up working in Paris for a French company for which he consulted. His research concerned the prediction of aerosol deposition in the lung related to environmental and pharmaceutical science. To develop lung morphology models in 3D (see below) my friend used a mathematical technique named after Delaunay. My friend also was interested in art and enjoyed visiting the Paris museums when he was in town on his consulting trips. Thus, he viewed the art of Delaunay. Were they related, he had wondered?

The Expert's Cloudy Crystal Balls

Written by Alan Caruba on Friday, 19 December 2014. Posted in Books, LifeStyle, Opinion, Alan Caruba

Two authors, both experts, have radically different expectations for the future of American success. Which is right, asks Alan Caruba in his latest book review.

The Expert's Cloudy Crystal Balls

In late October I wrote a commentary “Is America in Decline?” based on a book by James MacDonald, “When Globalism Fails: The Rise and Fall of Pax Americana”, due for sale in January from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Within days I received “The Accidental Super Power: The Next Generation of American Preeminence and The Coming Global Disorder” by Peter Zeihan. 

Book Announcement: Christmas Moments

on Wednesday, 26 November 2014. Posted in Books, LifeStyle

Reflections on Christmas from the world’s best Christian writers, including ADH Contributor Vicki H. Moss!

Book Announcement: Christmas Moments

Just in time for the holidays, best-selling author Yvonne Lehman has gathered memories from 34 Christian authors into an unforgettable faith-focused book. Christmas Moments is her second non-fiction book.

Passionate About Conservatism

Written by Alan Caruba on Tuesday, 28 October 2014. Posted in Books, LifeStyle, Opinion, Alan Caruba

Conservatives often feel outnumbered because of the incessant cacophony of the liberal media. But a new book by the "Chicks on the right" reminds that conservatism is popular (as well as right).

Passionate About Conservatism

We conservatives tend to be rather low key when it comes to expressing our commitment to conservative values. We are all about the Constitution, small government, a strong military, and fiscal prudence, but these are not things that are easy to talk about in a passionate way, no matter how strongly we feel about them.

Limbaugh’s 'Jesus on Trial:' The Verdict is in

Written by J. Matt Barber on Thursday, 16 October 2014. Posted in Books, LifeStyle, Opinion, J. Matt Barber

If you’re a faithful believer, Limbaugh’s masterpiece will strengthen your faith. If you’re a faithful non-believer, it will weaken it. Either way, your soul will be the better for having read “Jesus on Trial.”

Limbaugh’s 'Jesus on Trial:' The Verdict is in

Attorney, author and columnist David Limbaugh is a man after my own heart. He’s also a man after my own mind. That is to say, as both a fellow member of the bar and follower of Christ, I tremendously appreciate how David approaches the hot button issues of the day. He carefully probes them within the framework of an objective, lawyerly and evidential analysis. He is a master communicator and never fails, in any case, to deliver deeply persuasive closing arguments in the court of public opinion.

The Old New Cooking in Roanne

Written by Ira Katz on Tuesday, 01 July 2014. Posted in Travel & Leisure, Food, LifeStyle

Life in France often revolves around food, and a visit to the famous Michelin three-star restaurant Maison Troisgros will always be a wonderful family memory.

The Old New Cooking in Roanne

My wife Elisabeth was born in Roanne, a town on the Loire River about 60 miles northwest of Lyon, France. Her mother has lived there almost 50 years.

James Madison: The Indispensable Founder

Written by Alan Caruba on Monday, 30 June 2014. Posted in Books, LifeStyle, Opinion, Alan Caruba

Madison is the Founder least known to the general public, but one of the most important. A new book takes a look at the "Father of the Constitution."

James Madison: The Indispensable Founder

“I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents. … If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one. …

Fifty Years Later, Being Black in America

Written by Alan Caruba on Tuesday, 24 June 2014. Posted in Books, LifeStyle, Opinion, Alan Caruba

Referring to the vast welfare state in America, Riley said “One reason that Uncle Sam’s altruism has not been successful is because the government is attempting to do for blacks what blacks can only do for themselves.”

Fifty Years Later, Being Black in America

Fifty years ago, 1964, the civil rights movement that had begun in the 1950s achieved its goal with the Civil Rights Act and a year later with the Voting Rights Act.

Obama's Muslim Brotherhood Agenda

Written by Alan Caruba on Wednesday, 23 April 2014. Posted in Books, LifeStyle, Opinion, Alan Caruba

Improbably, the United States, having been attacked by radical Islamists on 9/11, has under the Obama administration been a supporter of the Islamist agenda abroad.

Obama's Muslim Brotherhood Agenda

It is a task just to keep up with the conflicts dividing America, so it is no surprise that many Americans are unsure of what occurred during the “Arab Spring” that began in 2011 and its aftermath since then. It is likely, too, that most do not know who or what the Muslim Brotherhood is, but it has been around a long time seeking to control events in the Middle East and North African nations. It also plays an astonishing and frightening role in America.

It's Hard Being a Black Conservative

Written by Alan Caruba on Wednesday, 23 April 2014. Posted in Books, LifeStyle, Opinion, Alan Caruba

Allen West has been a champion for liberty, and this former Congressman's new book is refreshing reading for those who worry about the state of freedom in America.

It's Hard Being a Black Conservative

“We’re not being governed. We’re being ruled by incompetence.”

Hollywood’s Overreaching with Suspension of Disbelief

Written by Vicki H. Moss on Thursday, 17 April 2014. Posted in Books, LifeStyle, Opinion, Vicki H. Moss

With the film "Noah," Hollywood is overreaching when it comes to the Bible, a nonfiction tome, and in a time when Christians are increasingly persecuted, we have to ask ourselves why.

Hollywood’s Overreaching with Suspension of Disbelief

I’d been looking forward to seeing the movie “Noah” because of Russell Crowe’s acting ability. I’d heard rumors of talking rocks. But I didn’t expect them to turn into “Transformers,” the same type of previews I’d just sat through for an upcoming Mark Wahlburg film. Remember Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch?

The 'Rock of Offense' to Hollywood

Written by Bradlee Dean on Monday, 14 April 2014. Posted in Movies, LifeStyle, Opinion, Bradlee Dean

About the movie "Noah": The only thing accurate about this movie is that there was a man named “Noah” and he built a boat.

The 'Rock of Offense' to Hollywood

“The truth is like a lion, just turn it loose and it will defend itself.” –Saint Augustine

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