Posts tagged "oprah"

I’m Not Religious, I Just Love Meditation

Amy Levin:  While the image of Oprah endorsing transcendental meditation is about as banal as a priest offering the sacrament, the Queen of the New-Age spiritual marketplace has sold spirituality to those in her pews again. Oprah’s bricolage-like church offered this week’s sermon via her show Next Chapter on the OWN network: transcendental meditation...

The Gospel of Sacred Candy Hearts

By Amy Levin Did Santa bring me a boyfriend this year? Smooches for all red, juicy collagen-chocolate filled lips. This v-day I’ll find my soul mate so my full heart becomes a half and we eat goodies like lollipops and lexapro. I think I found him on OkCupid; he buys me roses from Wal-Mart that...

Yoga’s Bondage

Amy Levin:  For most of us, it’s hard to wrap our heads around yoga - yes, this thing everyone is talking about, but also the details about how it got here, where it came from, and what the big deal is. Yoga has become such a part of our vernacular, and yet we seem to...

Oprah’s God

On Wednesday, May 25th, Oprah ended her daytime television show after 25 years.  No gifts nor guests graced her final broadcast.  God and Jo Piazza were watching. by Jo Piazza For an hour last Wednesday afternoon Oprah Winfrey stood center stage in her Chicago studio, no guests, no surprises, no free cars—just Oprah. If you've ever doubted that Oprah...

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...

Frey Takes Jesus to the Highs and Lows
of New York

The Final Testament of The Holy Bible, by James Frey (Gagosian Gallery, 2011) by Mara Einstein With only a handful of shows left, Oprah has selected James Frey—yes, the same James Frey she publicly humiliated for “lying” in his memoir A Million Little Pieces (after making it a bestseller)—to be among the chosen few to...