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Spotlight: Paste Magazine

Paste Magazine is one of the fastest growing entertainment publications in the US. Based in Decatur, Georgia, the magazine was founded as a quarterly in July 2002 by Josh Jackson, Nick Purdy, and Tim Porter. The magazine’s mission is to discover and champion Signs of Life in Music, Film &…

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American Culture and Art Education

The Aesthetic Elevator has a post referencing this Wall Street Journal article. It’s a condensed version of a commencement speech by Dana Gioia titled The Impoverishment of American Culture: And the need for better art education. Gioia is Chairman of the NEA and an internationally known poet. Gioia makes the…

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After the Baby Boomers

After the Baby Boomers: How Twenty- and Thirty-Somethings Are Shaping the Future of American Religion, a book by Princetown sociologist Robert Wuthnow, explores how today’s generation, labeled Generation Y, compares with the Baby Boomer generation. It is complete with statistics and analysis. According to Wuthnow, today’s generation is “spending more…

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College Students and Religious Attendance

Church Relevance quotes the Pew Forum study: Religious Attendance 43.7% of freshmen frequently attend religious services. 25.4% of juniors frequently attend religious services. 20.2% of freshmen never attend religious services. 37.5% of juniors never attend religious services. Measures of Spirituality 48.7% of freshmen say “attaining inner harmony” is “very important”…