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'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
'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

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