It is early days yet so only tentative commentary can be offered here. But we do know this much. Last night at a midnight viewing of the latest Batman movie 24-year-old James Holmes killed a dozen people and injured five
OK, so this article is not entirely about this Hollywood power and glamour couple, but I did get your attention right? So now that I have it, please read on, since it does have a fair amount to do with
A good case can be made that popular culture and our postmodern times are creating a generation of zombies. Now zombies are, in a very simple definition, the walking dead. They seem to be automatised and lobotomised. They are not
Facebook users may have noticed how recently the social networking site has allowed folks to post bigger pictures in their posts. So there has been a huge increase in all sorts of pictures, illustrations and art works being posted. Also
As most people now know there has been an Internet campaign which has gone viral big time to alert the public to the evil machinations of Ugandan rebel and mass killer Joseph Kony, and to seek to bring him to
All over the Western world sexual crimes are sky-rocketing, and all over the Western world we live in a sex-soaked society. Is there a connection? Anyone but a libertarian ideologue would of course know there is. You simply cannot pump
There were two news items which certainly stood out today, albeit for differing reasons. Both generated a lot of publicity, although one was in many respects far more important than the other. But both had to do with standing up
I expect that some might argue that what I said in my title is a glaring example of what is known as an oxymoron. To that I can only plead guilty as charged. That our over-paid and over-egoed celebs can
An entire generation in the West has been force-fed a steady diet of secular leftism, moral relativism, and postmodern psycho-babble. Our schools, media, legal system and popular culture – among others – have dumbed down an entire generation, instilling in
As everyone now knows, troubled singer Amy Winehouse passed away on Saturday. She was as famous for her drug and alcohol-plagued life as her musical career. The English singer-songwriter had a short but controversial run with fame as a musician.
OK, consider a brief exercise in a bit of cynicism here. But sometimes public figures really become irritating, so please indulge me as I let off a little steam for a few moments. (For those whose sensibilities cannot handle a
Lady Gaga’s song “Born This Way” is another piece of propaganda in the culture wars. She seeks to convince gullible young people that we are slaves to biology and that homosexuality is something we have absolutely no control over.
The makers and promoters of popular culture have a lot to answer for. Hollywood in particular and the entertainment industry in general are keen to get all the disposable income which young people have in abundance, and they don’t really
Billy Ray Cyrus is famous for at least two reasons: his hit song Achy Breaky Heart, and his handful of a daughter, Miley Cyrus (sometimes known as TV persona, Hannah Montana). Unfortunately many people would argue that both were
We live in an age which seems to hate children. We know what is best for children, yet we seem intent on deliberately denying children that very thing. The most important need any child has – and therefore a child’s
There are always attempts being made to water down the Christian story, and that is certainly true at Christmas time. What is meant to be the celebration of the birth of the Saviour of the world is reduced to a