|Examination of Mencken's writings on religion has lessons for today|
|Henry Louis (H.L.) Mencken was a popular American writer and critic during the first half of the 20th century. Born and raised in Baltimore in a prosperous German family, Mencken began his career as a journalist in the Baltimore newspaper but gained national prominence as an author, book reviewer, magazine editor, and as a critic of American life and democracy, amazingly so because he was largely self-educated.|
Monday, May 22, 2017
|'American Epic' chronicles American roots in music|
|NEW YORK (CNS) — Robert Redford narrates director Bernard MacMahon's exceptional documentary "American Epic," a chronicle of the lasting impact of American roots-music recordings made in the 1920s.
The series, which premiered on PBS stations Tuesday, May 16, continues Tuesday, May 23, 9 p.m.-10 p.m. PDT and concludes Tuesday, May 30, 9 p.m.-10:30 p.m. PDT.
Sunday, May 21, 2017
|NEW YORK (CNS) — There's a kernel of goodness at the heart of the mother-daughter comedy "Snatched" (Fox). But the minority of grown viewers for whom the film is acceptable will have to wade through a veritable cesspool of bad taste to approach it.|
Saturday, May 20, 2017