Eric Pulsifer

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Inside the Sprawling World of Christian Music Festivals - PAPER

<i>Skillet in concert; photo by Christian Rodriguez</i><p>To the nonbeliever, Christian music festivals can conjure up lasers piercing clouds of weed-free smoke, Jumbrotrons flashing relentlessly positive refrains and seas of blissful arm-waving. How to get beyond the stereotypes if you're in New York, far …

Festivals

How Sufjan Stevens Subverts the Stigma of Christian Music

The genre has had a bad reputation since the 1960s, but the singer-songwriter succeeds by focusing on aesthetics over evangelism.<p>In a 2003 episode of <i>South Park,</i> Eric Cartman sets out on a quest to make a platinum record, and decides the easiest route will be to start a Christian band. It’s pretty …

Faith

Cleaning Startup Homejoy Shuts Down, Blames Worker Classification Lawsuits

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In what should send ominous ripples through the sharing economy, on-demand cleaning service Homejoy announced today that it will be shutting down as of July 31.<p>The San Francisco-based startup was unable to raise enough money to continue …

Startups

Angels Second Half Questions

The Angels entered the second half of the season with a slim lead over Houston for first place in a surprisingly mediocre, yet competitive, AL West. …

‘On My Watch’ Grieving governor forever changed by church massacre ‘On My Watch’ Grieving governor forever changed by church massacre

The horror began with a late-night text from her chief of staff, then a phone call from the State Law Enforcement Division’s head. There had been a …

‘Zero-G handshake’ 40 yrs on: Cosmonaut Leonov still friends with astronaut Stafford

Forty years since the day a joint space venture helped ease relations between the Soviet Union and the US, Russian and American flight commanders, …

‘Platinum’ asteroid potentially worth $5.4 trillion to pass Earth on Sunday

An asteroid believed to be carrying up to 90 million tons of platinum in its core, as well as other rare and precious materials, is about to swoosh …

Is Your Smartphone Running (or Ruining) Your Life?

Go out in public these days, and chances are you’ll notice the majority of people around you are either holding, looking down at, or speaking on a …

CAJON PASS: Key Inland route paved with danger

It is a beautiful place, where pine-covered peaks rise dramatically on either side from a deep canyon cut.<p>It is a busy place, where hundreds of …

California

Like It Or Not... You Can't Disable Windows 10 Automatic Updates

Windows 10 is all set to launch on July 29 and will also be available on USB drives for purchase in retail channels.<p>So, if you are planning to …

Windows 10

The Secret World of Kindle Gold Rushers | The Passive Voice | A Lawyer's Thoughts on Authors, Self-Publishing and Traditional Publishing

From The Hustle:<p>So there’s a group of people who make a living churning out dozens of lowbrow Kindle books a month. I call them Kindle Gold Rushers. …

Writing

The impact of To Kill a Mockingbird: Five writers reveal how it affected them

It is a book about honour in a world of violence. I was recently shocked by the horrors it contains because as an adult, especially an adult living …

Literature

Writing tips from big-time novelists

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Killer robots: The soldiers that never sleep

In the city of Daejeon, South Korea, an arms manufacturer has designed and built a gun turret that’s able to identify, track and shoot targets, theoretically without the need for human mediation. Who will teach these robot soldiers the rules of engagement?<p>On a green hill overlooking the tree-lined …

Human Rights

How to Bald Gracefully: Tips and Hairstyles for Balding Men | The Art of Manliness

You’re noticing more hair in your sink and in your shower. But for awhile you ignore it. Then one day you’re staring at your ugly mug in the mirror, …

What I Assume Honoré de Balzac Thought After Drinking Each of His Fifty Daily Cups Of Coffee

<i>The nineteenth-century French writer Honoré de Balzac supposedly consumed fifty cups of coffee per day. Based on that information, and facts I vaguely remember from his Wikipedia page, here are what his thoughts probably were following each cup.</i><p>No. 1: Ah! What a great way to start my day, by …

5 Things For Authors To Tweet About (That Aren’t “Buy My Book!”)

A major trap that authors fall into on Twitter is trying to get too many people to buy their book.<p>Of course, as a self-published author your goal is …

Correction: Books-Harper Lee story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story July 11 about Harper Lee, The Associated Press erroneously identified a senior editor for The New Republic. His correct name is Jeet Heer.<p>A corrected version of the story is below:<p>Harper Lee's new novel is a story of lost innocence<p>Harper Lee's new novel, 'Go Set a …

Literature

How Thick Is An Ebook? Who Cares How Many Pages

Ebooks<p>Updated February 5, 2018 1347 Views 9 Comments<p>There’s an old story that goes like this.<p>When an author submitted his new 35,000-word manuscript …

Should Pretribbers Give Up Their Argument Amid Signs of the Times?

15 Things You Might Not Know About Don Quixote

Even if you have never picked up a copy of Miguel de Cervantes’s novel <i>The</i> <i>Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha</i>, you’re doubtlessly familiar with …

Improve Your Vocabulary With the “Wheel of Feelings”

“I am happy” is a fine enough sentence for a six-year-old, but as we get older, that simplicity doesn’t always cut it. Are you …

Lowcountry jammin'

FOLLY BEACH — Dr. Toni Manos had just finished a session on lead vocals singing Loretta Lynn’s “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven” when she took a …

» Charleston Post and Courier apologizes for gun range ad next to church shooting story JIMROMENESKO.COM

Charleston Post and Courier apologizes for gun range ad next to church shooting story<p>Charleston Courier and Post publisher P.J. Browning was in a …

Guns

Music therapy can help heal neurological diseases | Health

<b>Story Views</b><p><b>Vaccines & Autism</b><p>Natural Health 365<p>Natural Health 365 is a premium source of trending and popular health-related news, science, testimony …

15 Ways to Profit From Poop

Often criticized for being an inconvenient, odorous consequence of digestion, poop may be the most abundant natural resource in the world. Take a …

Diapers
Writing

The Next Antichrist Agenda to Hit America? Assisted Suicide