Posts tagged "justin bieber"

A Very Perry Christmas

Ashley Baxstrom:  It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Christmas tree lots sprouting up like weeds, Christmas lights hung on trees in every wannabe-hip-neighborhood in the five boroughs, a whole new set of Christmas displays in the Macy’s windows. And of course, the turtledove on top:  pundits and politicians decrying the "War on Christmas." There...

Our Daily Links — Oprah Was Raptured?

Everyone's favorite tween, Justin Bieber is fresh off a visit to Israel and was seen this week sporting a new tattoo that reads "Yeshua," or Jesus, in Hebrew.  Baylor University Press has published a new book, The Evangelical Movement in Ethiopia, that is being called a tool for promoting religious intolerance and...

Jesus, Pop Idol: Capturing the Tween Market

by Kristina Loew There was a time when popular culture was a bastion of rebellion, a place where America’s youth could forge a new identity and give the middle finger to their parents. Not so these days, where purity rings have become fashionable, pop stars are giving regular shout-outs to Jesus and raunchiness is in remission....

Mainstreaming Conservatism

Kristina Loew: From movies to music, conservative voices have cornered the tween scene, that 12 - 13 year old demographic which often looks to their favorite stars for moral guidance (and ways to spend their parents' paychecks). Parents can feel safe knowing that the Twilight franchise is one long ode to abstinence, while the Jonas...