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An eerie drone builds over the tinkle of what sounds like a toy piano . . . the  sound building and growing, setting up the start of the second chapter of this dark world — the illusion — the journey — the story — the mystical world of Corban Samuels. Welcome to Part 2 of the dark "other worldly" place that Christchurch songwriter Sam Reed has created with his Death to Birth E.P.’s under the name Corban Samuels.

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In an age of multimedia entertainment, TV and movies have become mainstream in the shaping of culture.

Many are watching more TV than before, with more watching online via the Internet. Watching a movie is one way for people to relax after a long day's work. With video streaming, access to movies has risen sharply. Not only are TV and movies attractive, people are also increasingly addicted to them. What can we learn from movies? How do we go about discerning the narrative it projects? What kind of stories are they telling? How are they shaping the culture we live in? Are they just telling a story or is there a deeper implication behind the story? These questions and many more are probed through the lens of Mike Cosper to help us understand popular culture.

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Dawn) might just be the movie of the summer. It certainly beat out other early contenders like X-Men: Days of Future Past and Edge of Tomorrow to be the most profound and poignant of the blockbusters (Guardians of the Galaxy is the movie to beat this summer, since you didn’t ask).

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In Mario Vargas Llosa’s 2010 Nobel Lecture, subsequently published as In Praise of Reading and Fiction, the Peruvian writer describes his experience living far from home and sheds some light on the way this has shaped his literary work:

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Scars and struggles on the way but with joy our hearts can say never once did we ever walk alone. Mu…
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'Multiplied' | NEEDTOBREATHE [Official Video]
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'I Found You' | Anthony Evans
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Music video by Anthony Evans performing I Found You. © 2014 Anthony Evans
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'Below Paradise: Judge Me' | Tedashii
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Tedashii performs "Below Paradise: Judge Me," from his fourth studio album.
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'Crimson Cord' | Propaganda
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Watch the music video for Propaganda's single "Crimson Cord" from the album of the same name.
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'Never Too Late' | Kutless
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Watch Kutless' new music video for "Never Too Late," from their 2014 album "Glory."
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Behind The Album 'If We're Honest' | Francesca Battistelli
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Visit with the popular Christian recording artist about her newest album. Get "If We're Honest" by F…

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RAGAMUFFIN | Bonus Scene
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Enjoy this bonus scene from 'Ragamuffin,' the Rich Mullins biopic. Though deleted from the final cut…
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'Irreplaceable' | Movie Trailer
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Each one of us has a desire for significance — a desire to belong. And the family is where those d…
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'Son Of God' Movie Clip | No King But Caesar
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Son of God comes to theaters February 28, 2014. Now, the larger-than-life story of The New Testament…

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