Famous heroes chained down by politics

by Drew Zahn -- Examining the worldview of films puts a whole new twist on the typical movie-review column. Instead of talking about actors and directors and camera angles, I get to more…

Clinton Cash

by Jim Fletcher -- Bill and Hillary Clinton will surely go down in history as the greatest actors of their generation. Living in the rarified air of political and media elites for more…

Who knew Pac-Man was a hedonist?

by Drew Zahn -- "Pixels," the new film in theaters starring comedians Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad (the voice of the snowman in "Frozen") and more, is meant to be a more…

Religious liberty: A history

by Jim Fletcher -- [caption id="attachment_2245145" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Michael Farris[/caption] For quite some time, anti-American academics have operated within the national educational system. From Marxists at Berkeley, to leftists writing public school more…

Tiny superhero movie big on redemption

by Drew Zahn -- It's summer, and that means it's time for superhero movies. Big muscles, big explosions, big box office receipts, and big … Wait … what? "Ant-Man"? What's an Ant-Man? more…

Little blade, big potential

by Manny Edwards -- This Boker Magnum Lil Friend Micro neck knife is a high quality, supremely practical little cutter at a reasonable price, although you shouldn’t depend on it for self-defense. more…

'Minions' movie not for kids?

by Drew Zahn -- Despite its ominous title, the 2010 hit film "Despicable Me" was a touching, funny, values-affirming, redemptive tale about a supervillain whose heart is melted by three little orphan more…

Hot-weather camping can be cool

by Manny Edwards -- Hilleberg has a great modular option for hot-weather camping. Their inner mesh tent can stand alone, or with a fly (or tarp), or it can replace the inner more…

Schwarzenegger fulfills 'I'll be back' pledge

by Drew Zahn -- Until 1984, Arnold Schwarzenegger was a world-champion bodybuilder who played exotic musclemen with funny accents in the movies. But in 1984, all that changed with the very first more…