Dougherty Arts Center
"...Starring: Alexandre Rodrigues, Matheus Nachtergaele, Seu Jorge, Leandro Firmino da Hora, Phellipe Haagensen, Jonathan Haagensen and Douglas Silva. Why does the chicken run down the road? Because in the City of God – a housing project in one of Rio’s poorest slums – the rules of the game demand that its residents either run or be run over..."
"...Performing in front of a Hammer Films horror backdrop, the UK legends’ winged devil mascot framing three video screens, Black Sabbath thus unearthed hidden gems as well as the best of its new LP, 13. Riding rhino-sized riffs in the grand tradition, “Age of Reason” and “God is Dead?” filled the Erwin Center as monstrously as “Behind the Wall of Sleep” and the Butler showcase “N.I.B.” “Methademic” soared like a Pteranodon instead of stomping like a Brontosaurus, while “End of the Beginning” rumbled as powerfully as any primal slice of what the Sabs do best...."
"...Miss Lena said Bobby Lee couldn't hang a man for anything, and neither could she, because she and Bobby Carter weren't the law, and didn't the Sheriff care about that? The Sheriff said he'd arrest Bobby Lee as quick as anything if he thought for one minute he could find a jury in that county that would convict him. Miss Lena said if the men in the county were too cowardly to bring Bobby Lee Carter to justice, well then God would do it, but He sure wouldn't appreciate having to do the Sheriff's work for him...."
"..."You can tell we're children of My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive," Fuson says, laughing. "Watching them, I was like, 'Oh, my god..."
"...This is Henry Darger’s world, as painstakingly reproduced by documentarian Yu, whom you may recall for her breathless acceptance speech for the short subject Breathing Lessons at the 1996 Academy Awards. Darger’s opus depicts a war between child slaves and their oppressors – all adult men who wear academic regalia and Confederate uniforms – and a universe populated with cloud people, jellyfish flowers, and the “Vivian girls,” seven little sisters who are the living embodiment of God’s grace..."
"...Aaron Weiss is a man of God. Not because the mewithoutYou frontman sings about Judeo-Christian matters throughout the Philadelphia quartet’s four-LP oeuvre, and especially its latest for Tooth & Nail Records, It’s All Crazy! It’s All False! It’s All a Dream! It’s Alright..."
"...Saturday night, down at the Continental Club, a little-known 1970s Dallas gospel group takes the stage for the first time in nearly three decades. Unless you happen to be among the handful of parishioners at God’s Anointed Community COGIC in West Dallas, this is not your pastor’s church music..."
"...Maria: God bless the Reverend Mother, and Sister Margaretta, and everybody at Nonnberg Abbey. And now, dear God, about Liesl -- (Liesl stops and gives Maria a startled look)..."
"...If someone were to come along and hand me a wad of currency with the codicil I write a biography, any biography, I'd happily blow a good portion of said advance hiring Jon Lee Anderson, author of Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life (Grove/Atlantic, $35 hard), as my chief researcher. The man really is a phenomenal talent when it comes to compiling data -- a goddamn prairie dog of research, this character..."
"...Someone please tell me why so many people have been hung up on this Brett Favre thing. For the love of God, please...."
"...Electrick Children is a modern-day retelling of the Virgin Mary story set in a small fundamentalist Mormon colony in rural Utah. Thomas' story follows Rachel (the brilliant Julia Garner), a 15-year-old innocent who believes God has caused her to immaculately conceive a child by way of a rock song she hears on a forbidden cassette tape..."
"...When their mother abruptly drives off one morning, five children – ranging from age 1 to 13 – must fend for themselves, uncertain whether she will return. The film follows them through the day, and while that premise might sound a bit bleak, God Bless the Child is really a heartfelt and candid ode to the lazy summer days of childhood...."
"...Dear Editor, I am commenting on the “Postmark” [May 23] that Glen IIkka wrote in response to the ad in the May 9 issue on p.31. I just wanted to point out that this statement is very offensive to most women, whether they believe the Bible is the word of God or not (Genesis 8:17; Genesis 9:7). Inherent in this command is that man should be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth..."
"...And that is what this film documents: racism, homophobia, misogyny, and exploitation of the working class. God bless Texas...."
"...Watching the movie is a genuinely thrilling experience, as such things as the harrowing hairpin turns of chariot races and the teeming spectacle of purely invented cast of thousands are balanced with such delicacies as the fine details of human images and physical motion. Plus, there are no overly cute animals or singing/dancing inanimates (although I suspect that if anyone truly thought they could get away with a Burning Bush song-and-dance routine without appearing disrespectful -- or somethng like a God of Hellfire Arthur Brown knockoff, then we'd all be tap, tap, tapping at heaven's door right now)..."
"...vegetarian restaurant the Source, who christened himself Father Yod and then Ya Ho Wha, the Source Family blessed Saxon with the names Sunlight and Arlick and informed his spiritual philosophies. In 1998, he curated God and Hair, a confounding, 13-disc collection of tribal meditations and improvised electric freak-outs from Ya Ho Wa 13, the Source Family's musical offspring, which featured one of his many spoken-word dialogues...."
"...Disgusting. Thank GOD my wife and son are INTELLIGENT Hispanics unlike you."..."
"...gave us these drugs that won't make us remember ... very long." He knew he'd been drugged, he said, because "God told me."..."
"..."It was pretty daunting," he says. "I started to feel like, 'Oh God, what am I going to do?' Just terrified..."
"...Thank the old gods that HBO’s Game of Thrones returns on Sunday. The end of the third season left us – and a good chunk of the cast – for dead, but also with an undeniably catchy theme song during our break from the mythical world of Westeros...."
"...Belle & Sebastian singer Stuart Murdoch has been working on the God Help the Girl project for nearly 10 years. The project finally saw the light at Sundance, and now premieres in Texas at SXSW..."
"...You can't reason with a crazy person. He talked of God and the devil..."
"...Imposed over it is this text: "Sad to say mainstream anti-God media do not portray these true facts in the light of faith But prefer to sceptically [sic] doubt such archaeological proofs of the veracity & historicity of the Biblical account one of the most accurate history books in the world."..."
"..."It was God's idea!" he jokes. "It was an interesting concept, my experience and polish, paired with Joyce, who never lost her accent."..."
"...[image-1] 1) God’s Not Dead..."
"...“Dude, that sprinkler is from God – if he exists,” announced a gal ambling into Scorpion Child’s 30-minute set at the micro third stage, the Sumerian Records tent. Playing just before Children of Bodom, the local fivepiece appeared unfazed by the heat, its home turf advantage discernible in the bandmembers’ strut onstage..."
"...Even bloggers have to take a vacation once and a while. This week we have another game from Edmund McMillen, the maker of our last weekly waste of time and all-around free-gaming god..."
"...The former board member accused liberal media and “radical liberal groups" of criticizing the book, despite the fact the rebuke has mostly come from scholars and academics of Mexican heritage. In 2008, Dunbar literally wrote the book on a supposed liberal agenda, One Nation Under God: How the Left is Trying to Erase What Made Us Great...."
"...Still, Hoang had her heart set on a teddy bear, and she'd been especially good so Santa would bring her one: doing all her homework, helping her mom around the house, being extra kind to her little brother. "And every night, I said a little prayer, hoping God would let Santa know what I wanted for Christmas." When no bear came, Hoang went to her room, closed the door, buried her face in her pillow, and cried..."
"...Now, I'm one of those people who gasps when someone compares the Waltons to the Ingalls family. The Ingalls were real people, for God's sake..."
"...That's fantastic, too. But then, instead of isolating that person and being like, “'Oh my god, she’s not married, is she going to be on food stamps, is she a drain on society?' All those things make a young person feel awful..."
"...Loosely based on actual events from heavily militarized Thirties Japan, it's a nightmare vision of two lovers so engrossed in their hunger for each other that they eventually devolve into little more than human sex drives, fueled only by an all-consuming lust that eventually ends in a gory explosion of outrageous violence. It's a warning, maybe – be careful what you wish for, and for God's sake don't let your libido get the upper, uh, hand – or maybe it's just Oshima pushing the limits once again...."
"...Rather than blessed youth and cunning boomers "the children of Marx and Coca-Cola," as Jean-Luc Godard suggested it turns out we are of the family of Dorian Gray by way of Achilles: So many of us were dipped in a pool of invincibility, excepting only our ankles. Having gone through significant multiples of any cats' lives, we are now down to our ankles and our ankles only...."
"...Once recognizable only to a few fervid fans of dark fantasy literature, the eldritch ways of the Weird Tales author are now familiar to many more consumers of popular culture. Much Lovecraftian fiction is deadly serious, though, as playful and amusing as an Elder God wakened early from a millennia-long catnap..."
"...That's the other thing: "The artist." And, yes, Pope has a sockdollager visual style that retains the power of King Kirby even while transcending the early influence of that giant's oeuvre – Pulp Hope, indeed – but I'd make a case here, by way of appraisal, that Pope could never draw another goddam line and still be a powerful force in the arena of comics. Because the man's writing skills, especially as honed in his long-ranging THB series and recently brought to bear in crafting this putative "children's" series, are equal to his imagination..."
"...My peers from the punk era, they’ve turned into old housewives and worn-out housewives. They’ve got this, ‘Oh, why bother, oh, why don’t you act your age.’ What on earth are they saying to me? Jesus, thank God for California where no such thing exists..."
"...Those would be good questions to ask presidential candidate Rick Perry, should he finally heed the "call" – as he put it to reporters – of God or Anita or his money men, that he is indeed ready to take on Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann. But Bhuiyan is unlikely to get a satisfactory answer from the governor himself, for the Texas "clemency" process is indeed a sham designed to enable the governor to hide behind the Board of Pardons and Paroles while still taking credit on the campaign trail for being "tough on crime."..."
"...The halftime of NBC's Sunday night telecast now features a segment called "Tiny Football League" or something similar, which purports to follow the trials and tribulations of a group of children learning the dark arts of the form of tackle, stiff arm, and yes, the forward pass. Did anyone other than me notice that NBC ran the exact same clip last week, offering absolutely nothing new this time around? Did they not get the footage they needed? Were the kids bad interview subjects? The coaches too profane? I expect this kind of terrible broadcasting from ESPN and by god, ESPN delivers..."
"...The question Cain posed to his God – "Am I my brother's keeper?" – is the fundamental question of government. It implies another and perhaps more existential question: If I am not my brother's keeper, what am I?..."
"...That Deadhead DNA amounts to my primeval memories: mom waking me up and pulling the cotton out of my ears when the band played "The Wheel," the time I became separated from my family and got lost and disoriented in a sea of hippie women in twirling skirts, and seeing the Dead for the last time in Detroit, 1994. I recall Jerry lit up by spotlight while singing "Stella Blue," his white hair and beard making him look like God – except wearing sweatpants..."
"...You were part of Esther’s Follies, you did shows like Three Cuckoids (for which you won a B. Iden Payne Award in 1995), Waiting for Godot, and A Saga of Billy the Kid, and next thing you know, you were working on the TV series Gilmore Girls..."
"...So how has being immortalized with a box set changed the life of Stan Freberg, master of the novelty hit single -- the Radio Star that Video Killed, the man who got science-fiction god Ray Bradbury to star in an advertisement for Sunsweet Prunes?..."
"...Mr. Talton, Your proposed amendment to prohibit gays and lesbians from becoming foster parents is ridiculous ["Bashing Gays and Children," News, April 29]. You stated that "God created man, and he created woman, and he created marriage." I do not know what your god created, but it certainly wasn’t the United States of America..."
"...Schoolfield refuses to call homosexuality a sin because "sin, right now, is a lightning rod word," but he easily states that homosexuality "isn't God's design. It is not God's best." After stating what he believes is God's best, Schoolfield readily adds that he believes there is a genetic predisposition toward homosexual desires..."
"...17] I felt compelled to write and share in text the ticklish swelling sensation I experienced at learning that those blessed agents at the good bureau [FBI] and the attorney general's office had succeeded in laying the collar on another lowlife un-American kid-diddlin' scum. I would like to express my own personal American gratitude toward the good agent Robert Britt and convey my sincerest prayer that the angels of mercy lift him on high toward the promised land when his time should come, for he has done his God and country a service in shackling that Javier Perez behind heavy bars for the good of the nation's children..."
"...Ultimately, the debate about kids in restaurants comes down to mutual respect, something we're sorely lacking in our current cultural discourse. Perhaps, as we plan our next meal out – or even just our next interactions with human beings – we should take the advice of Kurt Vonnegut, who wrote in God Bless You, Mr..."
"...God, Lawyers, and Guns "How do you justify taking a person's soul?" asks one of Sophia's aunts, Alice Pickens, who is serving as a family spokesperson. (She was not the aunt involved in the 1995 incident with Sophia.) "Justice will prevail." She declines to discuss Housing Authority complaints that the family did not intervene with Sophia when asked..."
"..."I just want to say thank you. God bless you, and God bless the United States."..."