|NEW YORK (CNS) — Once you've seen one vicious extraterrestrial gnaw its way out of a human body from the inside, you've seen 'em all. Or so at least the jaded — or squeamish — moviegoer might be tempted to think.
And yet, the success of the durable "Alien" franchise, which dates all the way back to 1979, and was last added to by the 2012 reboot "Prometheus," would seem to argue otherwise.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
|'Blackwood Crossing' a top choice for a spiritually rich video game|
NEW YORK (CNS) — When you hear that a video game is about death, certain awful images quickly come to mind: stolen "Grand Theft Auto" cars being wrecked; a first-person shooter dispatching the enemy; ultraviolent war-themed titles. "Blackwood Crossing" (PaperSeven) is about mortality, but it has none of the usual crunching tropes that subject matter might at first suggest. Rather, this immersive, strange yet beautiful game is about how two young orphans deal with the demise of their parents.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
|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