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  • ‘Vampire’ Grave With Decapitated Skeletons Found in Polish Construction Site

    07/12/2013 4:52:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Archaeologists believe they have found a vampire grave on a construction site in the south of Poland. Skeletons were found with their heads removed and placed on their legs, indicating they had been subjected to an execution ritual designed to ensure the dead stayed dead. An individual accused of being a vampire in Europe’s distant past faced a grim fate. Sometimes they would be decapitated, otherwise they might be hanged from a gibbet until decomposition resulted in the head separating from the body. In both cases the head was then laid on the legs of the victim in the hope...
  • Real-Life Twilight: Vampire on the Loose

    12/01/2012 2:12:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, December 01, 2012
    Get your garlic, crosses and stakes ready: a bloodsucking vampire is on the loose. Or so say villagers in the tiny western Serbian hamlet of Zarozje, nestled between lush green mountain slopes and spooky thick forests. They say that rumors that a legendary vampire ghost has awakened are spreading fear — and a potential tourist opportunity — through the remote village. A local council warned villagers to put garlic in their pockets and place wooden crosses in their rooms to ward off vampires, although it appeared designed more to attract visitors to the impoverished region bordering Bosnia. Many of the...
  • School withholds valedictorian’s diploma for saying “hell”

    08/21/2012 7:51:43 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 117 replies
    KFOR-TV ^ | August 18, 2012 | La'Tasha Givens
    PRAGUE, Okla.– There’s a bit of diploma drama going on between a local high school and that school’s valedictorian. David Nootbaar is furious his daughter’s school is keeping her diploma. He said, “She has worked so hard to stay at the top of her class and this is not right.” Kaitlin Nootbaar graduated from Prague High School, the Red Devils, in May and was named valedictorian. When tasked with writing the graduation speech, her dad said she got her inspiration from the movie “Eclipse: The Twilight Saga.” Nootbaar said, “Her quote was, ‘When she first started school she wanted to...
  • .Watch this hysterical, heartbroken Twilight fan's video rant on Stewart cheating on Robert Pattison

    07/26/2012 10:43:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 26, 2012 | Staff
    It was the news that was bound to upset their generation of Twilight fans. And now the full effects of Kristen Stewart cheating on boyfriend and co-star Robert Pattinson are surfacing. Twitter users have been discussing the affair in droves and are fuming the actress enjoyed a fling with her Snow White and the Hunstman director Rupert Sanders behind Pattinson's back.
  • Twilight Fan Killed Outside Comic-Con

    07/10/2012 6:14:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    CBS) ^ | July 10, 2012 3:58 PM
    SAN DIEGO (CBS) — A Twilight fan was struck by a car and killed while waiting in line to get into a Comic-Con session Tuesday. San Diego Police Lt. Andrea Brown says 53-year-old woman had run onto Harbor Drive, saw a car, tried to stop, then either tripped or fell into the side of the vehicle, KNX 1070′s Tom Reopelle reports. The woman died at a hospital. The 67-year-old driver was not cited. According to the San Diego Union Tribune, the woman was in a crosswalk and had run a red light when she tried to secure her place near...
  • Intense ‘Twilight’ Scene Triggers Seizure Reports

    11/24/2011 2:43:02 PM PST · by traumer · 85 replies
    ROSEVILLE (CBS13) — A local man says the latest movie in the popular ‘Twilight’ franchise triggered a seizure, and similar incidents have been reported in theaters around the country. Brandon Gephart and Kelly Bauman said they were watching “Breaking Dawn: Part One” at a theater Friday night when Brandon sudden began convulsing during a graphic birthing scene. Brandon said he doesn’t remember anything until he woke up on the theater floor, but Kelly said he was, “convulsing, snorting, trying to breathe.” “He scared me big time,” she added. Paramedics transported the man to the emergency room and the theater had...
  • The twilight saga [The OTHER World Series...Mormon Vampires]

    10/28/2011 8:00:34 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 32 replies · 1+ views
    “Twilight is my religion; Stephenie Meyer is my God!” —Team Edward 22, a young fan “Couldn’t stop crying for 2 days after I finished the last book, it was just so emotional.” —A seventeen-year-old reader Seventeen-year-old Bella falls for Edward, who is beautiful, mysterious, powerful, and dangerous, but wise beyond his years and, ultimately, a consummate gentleman. The paragon of self-control, Edward will not allow them to have premarital sex, despite Bella’s pleadings and his own appetites, and though he sneaks into her bedroom at night, he simply seeks her presence, to ask her questions and listen to her talk,...
  • 11 Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Mormons

    06/30/2011 12:33:48 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 519 replies · 5+ views
    ...The church's assets are thought to be worth more than $30 billion. ...The church reportedly receives more than $5 billion in tithes every year. The church also has substantial real estate and for-profit business investments, managed by Deseret Management Corp. The company is one of the largest owners of farm and ranch land in the U.S. It owns the country's largest nut producer, AgReserves, Inc., the 14th largest radio chain, Bonneville International Corp... Economic entrepreneurialism is...part of Mormon doctrine — 88 of...112 revelations received by... founder Joseph Smith deal with fiscal matters. SNIP The Twilight saga is actually about the...
  • Mormon Women, Twilight, and Internalized Sexism

    06/09/2011 8:06:14 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 22 replies
    Beliefnet.com ^ | June 6, 2011 | Jana Riess
    A couple of years ago, I published a BYU Studies article about Mormon themes in Twilight that was picked up by Meridian, an LDS website. I received some feedback on the piece, mostly positive, though several readers took issue with one criticism I made about Stephenie Meyer’s series: “I find myself concerned about the retrogressive gender stereotypes in all of her novels, particularly the ineptitude of Bella. Although the novels repeatedly tell the reader that Bella is smart and strong, they repeatedly show her powerlessness. She passes out; she trips repeatedly; she is victimized three times in the first novel...
  • Mitt Romney admits he’s a big fan of ‘Twilight’

    05/31/2011 12:32:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 245 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 31, 2011 | Holly Baily
    Is Mitt Romney trying to woo the teenage girl vote ahead of next year's presidential election? In a potentially campaign-changing development, the 2012 presidential hopeful admitted to NBC's Jamie Gangel that he happens to be a fan of the "Twilight" series. The revelation came up during a discussion of books the former Massachusetts governor has read, including George W. Bush's recent memoir. But that's not all, Romney added. "I like silly stuff, too," Romney volunteered. "I like the 'Twilight' series. That was fun."
  • Michael D. O'Brien on EWTN [on Harry Potter, etc.]

    04/08/2011 2:21:28 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 13 replies
    E-mail | 4-8-11 | Michael D. O'Brien
    8 April, 2011 Dear friends, Last month I was a guest at the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) in Alabama, taping programs for a series on the paganization of culture. Thank you very much for your prayers for me. The shows will be broadcast on the Women of Grace program, hosted by Johnnette Bencovic, each day this coming week. The general theme of the series is "Occult Fiction: Inroad to the Culture." Both Johnnette and myself, as well as researcher Sue Brinkmann and Fr. Edmund de Silva, comment on various aspects of the spiritual war that is taking place in...
  • Bite marks story leads to trouble for teen 'Twilight' fan

    02/11/2011 8:33:02 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | February 11, 2011
    MARATHON — After a lengthy investigation, police say a teenage girl admitted that bite marks on her body came from engaging in "fantasy biting" and not an attack as she had previously claimed. According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, the 15-year-old girl is a fan of the vampire-based "Twilight" movies and books. After being with a 19-year-old boy at her Marathon home in August, she worried about her mother seeing bruising and bite marks on her neck, arms and back.
  • “Twilight” Starlet Kristen Stewart Models How the Rich Serve Society

    01/18/2011 11:07:25 PM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 9 replies · 3+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | January 18, 2011 | Walter Hudson
    Though most recognizable for the role of Bella Swan in the ridiculously popular Twilight movies, it was another role which motivated red hot starlet Kristen Stewart toward philanthropy. ...the 20-year-old reveals her secret similarity to Charlie Sheen: she’s going to spend a fortune on hookers this year. After researching teen sex workers for her role in Welcome To The Rileys, she was inspired to earmark a portion of her Twilight millions to establish a network of halfway houses that would help residents go straight. “That would be amazing,” she says. “Right now it’s the thing I feel most connected to.”...
  • Twilight Fans Flock For Vampire Fangs

    07/14/2010 10:38:29 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Sky News Online ^ | Tuesday July 13, 2010 | Lorna Blount
    Twilight fans are sinking their teeth into vampire culture by paying cosmetic surgeons to give them fangs. In most cases the young fans are willing to spend around $200 (about £132) of their - or their parents’ - money on temporary vampire veneers. Taylor Wilkins, 16, had the sharp fangs installed at the Houston office of Floss Dental. ...In the clinic Dr Clint Herzog applied a tooth-coloured resin to Taylor's canines then shaped the composite into gently-sloped fangs. "It's similar to the material that we use to bond braces on the teeth," Dr Herzog explains. "So it can be put...
  • 5 Politically Incorrect Parenting Conversations to Have With Your Teen Over the Twilight Saga

    07/10/2010 5:29:41 PM PDT · by Rhonda Robinson · 21 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsRealBlog.com ^ | July 10, 2010 | Rhonda Robinson
    Yes. I know it’s a vampire flick. Even worse-it’s a teen romance vampire flick. This information alone could induce some level of nausea. As a general rule, I request that my teens stay clear of anything that smells of wickedness. So you can imagine my daughters’ initial surprise when I invited them to go see the first Twilight movie with me. When they discovered my ulterior motive, they weren’t surprised a bit, and they loved it. Eclipse just came out last weekend. It is the third installment of the Twilight saga. In the traditions of J.R.R. Tolken and C.S. Lewis,...
  • [ECUMENICAL] Teens Show Affection With Love Bites [The "Twilight" Effect]

    07/09/2010 7:56:13 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 84 replies
    Allure of "Twilight" sparks new trend. Teens bite one another to show ...
  • Obama courting vampire vote?

    07/07/2010 10:45:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 6, 2010 | Nikki Schwab
    Forget Team Edward and Team Jacob, Organizing for America hopes "Twilight" fans will be Team Obama. The western Pennsylvania chapter of the Obama-supporting grassroots group recently showed up at a premiere for the new "Twilight" flick, "Eclipse," at a Pittsburgh shopping area. And it went well enough that National Press Secretary Lynda Tran said she could see OFA heading to movie premieres again.
  • Robbed! Angry Eclipse fans protest at main stars no-show outside London premiere

    07/01/2010 11:46:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 1, 2010 | Georgina Littlejohn
    Tonight sees the London premiere of the eagerly-awaited third film in the Twilight series. But fans expecting to get a glimpse of their idols have been left bitterly disappointed that the main stars of Eclipse - Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner - will not be attending. And some made their feelings perfectly clear this afternoon as they descended on Leicester Square to protest at the snub, despite the stars' absence. Some wore t-shirts with the word 'Robbed' on the front in anger that they had come down to the capital for nothing.
  • Senator Ask Kagan About “Twilight” During Hearing!

    07/01/2010 7:29:48 AM PDT · by Brittany Pounders · 36 replies
    www.LibertyJuice.com ^ | July 1, 2010 | Brittany Pounders
    It’s getting absurd. The first time I heard it, my mouth dropped open at the sheer stupidity of Senator Klobuchar’s line of questioning. “You had an incredibly grueling day yesterday and you did incredibly well but I guess that means you missed themidnight debut of the third twilight movie last night… I keep wanting to ask you about the famous case of Edward vs Jacob or the vampire vs the werewolf?” Sure, I know that a little bit of levity is needed every now and then. But we are facing the lifetime appointment to one of the most important seats...
  • Twilight mums: Why are middle-aged women falling for a big-screen vampire?

    07/01/2010 5:34:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 1, 2010 | Linda Papadopoulos
    My friend Sarah looked me in the eye with an intensity I have rarely seen in the many years I have known her. Then she confessed: 'I have a secret. I am in love with a 17-year-old vampire called Edward Cullen. I think about him . . . dream about him. I have his photo on my desk, and his picture is my computer screensaver.' Worryingly, not only did I immediately know who she was talking about, but I heard myself declaring (several octaves higher than my normal speaking voice): 'I know! How amazing was it when he growled at...
  • 'ECLIPSE' BEATS 'NEW MOON' MONEY! Record-Setting $30+M Midnight Showings;

    06/30/2010 11:36:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Deadline Hollywood Daily ^ | June 30, 2010 | Nikki Finke
    ECLIPSE opened in excess of $30M from 12:01 AM and 3 AM screenings at over 4,000 North American theaters today for a new record. It bested the midnights record of New Moon's $26.3M. IMAX also set a midnights record, taking in over $1M at 192 theaters and besting Transformers 2's $959K.
  • The Real Trouble with Twilight. Christian author takes on Twilight and Eclipse

    06/29/2010 4:15:20 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 54 replies · 1+ views
    CBS47 ^ | 6-29-10 | cakid1
    The Real Trouble with Twilight … The Vampire Craze Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga has a very dark side, according to the author of a new book 'The Trouble with Twilight.' On the eve of the release 'Eclipse' Television producer, occult researcher and bestselling author Steve Wohlberg says “...The real trouble with Twilight is that real teenagers
  • Twilight Fans' Vampire Addiction Affecting Relationships

    06/28/2010 5:21:47 PM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Yahoo Movie Talk ^ | June 28, 2010 | Lindsay Robertson
    With fans turning the area outside the Nokia theater in L.A. into a tent city in advance of the "Eclipse" premiere, the Los Angeles Times examines the phenomenon of fans whose lives are upended by their fierce love of the vampire books and movies. The Times found women who have nearly lost their marriages by neglecting their husbands in favor of "Twilight" fan sites, blogs, and message boards. One woman gushes that she's seen the movies "over 300 times." So-called "Twilight addiction" proliferates on the Internet, where a fan can take any of hundreds of quizzes to self-diagnose their condition,...
  • 'Twilight' star has bloodline to Dracula (Roots connect Robert Pattinson to Transylvania)

    06/25/2010 8:17:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies · 1+ views
    New York Post ^ | 06/25/2010 | David K. Li
    Bloody marvelous! "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson was literally born for his famed vampire role, according to genealogical researchers who traced his bloodlines to the real-life Dracula. Pattinson's English roots connect him to famed Transylvania bloodsucker and 15th century ruler Vlad the Impaler, the researchers said. But at least the face and voice of Robert Cullen is in good company, sharing bloodlines with Princes William and Harry. Pattinson is a direct seventh-generation descendant of the Pickering family of York, England, according to Ancestry.com. That line gave birth to England's late, beloved Queen Mother. Her hubby, King George VI, was 16 generations...
  • 'Twilight' Stars: What Mormon Subtext?

    06/24/2010 10:40:45 PM PDT · by Raider Sam · 18 replies
    iVillage ^ | June 23, 2010 | DONNA KAUFMAN
    If there's anything people love more than reading Twilight, it's reading things into Twilight. The internet is abuzz with theories about the saga: that it's feminist or anti-feminist, pro-religion or anti-religion, a metaphor for sexual purity or a classic morality tale. But two of the most popular Twilight talking-points are the books' alleged Mormon and pro-life messages. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart simply refuse to buy into the speculation. In an upcoming interview with Entertainment Weekly, the Twilight Saga: Eclipse stars are asked whether Bella's vampiric pregnancy in Breaking Dawn (which she refuses to end, even though it endangers her...
  • Mormon imagery runs deep in ‘Twilight’

    06/24/2010 11:10:11 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 111 replies
    Religion News Service (Salt Lake Tribune) ^ | June 24, 2010 | Angela Aleiss
    Los Angeles • Ever since Bram Stoker’s Dracula began haunting the imagination in 1897, popular culture has identified Christian symbols — crucifixes, holy water, communion wafers — as weapons to ward off a blood-thirsty vampire. The Twilight novels and film franchise have religious associations, too — most of them from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As the film’s “Twi-hard” fans get ready for the third “Twilight” installment, “Eclipse,” to open in theaters Wednesday, few are likely to recognize the religious references in the film based on the novels by Stephenie Meyer, herself a Mormon. “People make up...
  • (H)undreds of Twi-hard fans set up camp outside cinema four days before premiere

    06/22/2010 9:53:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | June 22, 2010 | Staff
    Hordes of Twilight-crazy fans are flocking to the Nokia Plaza in Los Angeles with the hope of catching a glimpse of their favourite stars at the upcoming Eclipse premiere. Multitudes of fans, who have travelled from far and wide, are camping outside the movie theatre four days ahead of Thursday night's world premiere. The fans face several cold nights sleeping on the street and then a possible stampede to the railings before they can even hope to get a close look at their idols. All three of the main stars, Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are expected to...
  • Tears, cheers and many, many screams as Twilight mania hits Rome at Eclipse premiere

    06/18/2010 4:15:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies · 210+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | June 18, 2010 | Staff
    It all proved just too much for some Twilight fans last night at the Eclipse premiere in downtown Rome. Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart were besieged by their legions of fans, some overcome with emotion at the chance to be in the same vicinity as their big screen idols. There was no sign of Stewart's on and off screen love interest, Robert Pattinson - he's currently working on Water For Elephants, his next movie project with Reese Witherspoon - but the crowds weren't disappointed, making do with the two other stars.
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] TWILIGHT of the WEST

    05/31/2010 2:12:25 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 21 replies · 284+ views
    StudiO'brien ^ | 12-17-09 | Michael D. O'Brien
    The astonishing success of the Twilight series of vampire novels written by Stephenie Meyer ranks second only to the Harry Potter series in publishing history, and the two films released to date also repeat this pattern. Meyer’s series builds upon the foundation of older novels and cult films, themselves based on the European legends of vampires. The legends predate even these, for there is a long tradition in ancient religions of supernatural beings who are predators on humans, consuming the blood or flesh of the living, tales that can be found in Babylonian, Greek, Persian, Hindu, and Hebrew lore, as...
  • Amish Romance Meets Teen Vampire Fiction

    03/28/2010 9:07:56 AM PDT · by mattstat · 3 replies · 340+ views
    In a Books-A-Million in Lakeland, Florida I happened down an entire row, yards and yards long, of Amish Romances, a genre I had heard of but scarcely believed existed. Each book featured a bonneted woman staring pensively into the middle distance, her face hovering over a farm on which a horse and buggy are seen driving away. But to get to that row, I had to pass through an aisle of Teen Fiction—hundreds more titles, each evidently staring a vampire-as-superhero-slash-seducer, Twilight style. As I thought about the popularity of all these books, it hit me: a new genre, which must...
  • The 2010 BAFTA Awards Red Carpet (Vera Farmiga, Claire Danes, Kristen Stewart, Kate Winslet)

    02/23/2010 1:31:18 PM PST · by Mister Ghost · 5 replies · 315+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Feb 22nd, 2010 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    The Hurt Locker was the big winner of The 2010 BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Awards, held at the Royal Opera House in London, winning six of the coveted Masks including Best Picture. Equally glamorous and award winning was the BAFTAs Red Carpet, filled to the brim with a multitude of glittery stars and celebs, stepping out, showcasing their gorgeous looks and exquisite ensembles, which set our fashionable hearts afire. Dorian Gray thespian Rebecca Hall amazed all of us, wearing a scintillating black Gianfranco Ferré Fall 2009 gown.
  • 'Twilight' Saga's Final Book 'Breaking Dawn' Will Be Made Into 2 Back-To-Back Movies...

    02/12/2010 8:44:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies · 413+ views
    Deadline Hollywood Daily ^ | February 11, 2010 | Nikki Finke
    I have this from several sources, and it's definitive. Filming on the back-to-back movies would begin in mid-October, and Summit Entertainment is looking at "high end" directors. Breaking Dawn is the longest in Stephenie Meyer's 4-book series lengthwise and it's the most graphic -- presenting birth, attempted murder, death, and of course vampire bites.
  • Virtuous Vampires?

    01/11/2010 5:28:43 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 16 replies · 566+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 01/11/2010 | Terry L. Brown
    Over the last year a fascination with vampires has reached a fevered pitch as books, movies, and TV shows about them have inundated our culture and invaded our schools and homes. Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series is perhaps the best known example. This is a series of four books (two of which have already been made into movies) that tell the story of 18-year-old Isabella “Bella” Swan and her relationship with Edward Cullen, a 104-year-old vampire whose “eternal age” is 17.
  • Ashley Greene Says Vampire Sex Is The Best

    11/30/2009 3:57:11 AM PST · by Perdogg · 72 replies · 3,474+ views
    Take 40 ^ | 11.30.09
    Twilight star Ashley Greene has confirmed what girls all around the world are secretly wondering - that vampire sex is better than regular sex! Greene, who plays vampire Alice Cullen in the Twilight Saga series, tells men's magazine Maxim: "Take the best sex you've ever had in your life, multiply it by 100 and that's vampire sex."
  • Vampire or werewolf? What's a girl to do?

    11/15/2009 6:53:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies · 1,007+ views
    Chicago Suntimes ^ | 11/15/2009 | Cindy Pearlman
    BEVERLY HILLS — When you’re the Sexiest Vampire Alive, the ladies want to sink their dentures into you. Robert Pattinson runs a hand through all that professionally moussed hair and recalls his strangest encounter with an intense and quite mature “Twilight” fan. At first, it all sounds quite normal. She rushed him in an airport, telling him that he was quite the looker. “[She] was around 92 years old,” he says. “I always find it funny when older people come up. The strange thing is the 92-year-old lady said the same thing as the 12-year-old girls.” Pattinson has become a...
  • Schools ban racy Twilight books by Stephanie Meyer

    09/12/2009 2:51:31 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 79 replies · 1,716+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | September 12, 2009 | Lauren Dickson
    PRIMARY school students have been banned from reading the teen cult classic Twilight books because they are too racy and contradict religious beliefs. Librarians have stripped the books from shelves in some junior schools because they believe the content is too sexual and goes against religious beliefs. They even have asked parents not to let kids bring their own copies of Stephenie Meyer's smash hit novels _ which explore the stormy love affair between a teenage girl and a vampire _ to school. Santa Sabina College at Strathfield was so concerned about the Twilight craze that teachers ran a seminar...
  • Twilight: Giving heed to fables

    08/18/2009 11:43:02 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 119 replies · 2,116+ views
    believersingrace.com ^ | May 25 2009 | Bill Randles
    Twilight - Giving heed to fables… By: Pastor Bill Randles Why “Twilight” is spiritually fatal, and what it shows us about the state of Christian youth. “…and they will turn their ears away from the truth and be turned aside unto fables.” (2 Timothy 4:4) If someone would have told me 25 years ago, that one day a popular series of “vampire romance” books would be accepted and promoted by evangelical ministries, I wouldn’t have been able to believe it. That’s why I was shocked to read this article by Christian documentarian and researcher, Caryl Matrisciana and Paul Villanueva, http://carylmatrisciana.com/x2/content/view/81/1/...
  • Teen Bites Students - Dad Blames "Twilight"

    03/30/2009 6:51:45 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 25 replies · 2,245+ views
    CBS 47 NEWS ^ | Today | CBS 47 NEWS
    Teen Bites Students - Dad Blames "Twilight" Did a Middle School student take “Twilight" too seriously? His dad thinks so. This after a 13-year-old boy gets in trouble for allegedly biting 11 students. It sounds crazy – but that’s the story out of Des Moines.
  • ‘Twilight’ a Smash Hit Without Sex or Violence

    11/24/2008 10:11:59 AM PST · by holy joe · 49 replies · 1,788+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 11-24-08 | James Hirsen
    Once again Hollywood and the mainstream film critics are getting slapped upside the head. With over $70 million in box office receipts, the No. 1 movie in North America is Summit Entertainment’s teen vampire flick, “Twilight.” Among other things, it’s the biggest opening ever for a female director (Catherine Hardwicke). Mainstream critics gave the film mixed reviews, with many horrified at the lack of big-screen sex and violence. In a piece titled “The Love That Dare Not Bare Its Fangs,” The New York Times displayed trademark snarky disdain for the film. Critic Manohla Dargis went after Stephenie Meyer (a Mormon...
  • 'Breaking Dawn' a disappointment to fans as some in U.S. organize protest (story too moral?)

    08/12/2008 7:36:07 PM PDT · by Grig · 10 replies · 351+ views
    TORONTO — A little over a week ago, the literary world was lauding novelist Stephenie Meyer, a Mormon stay-at-home mother, as the new J.K. Rowling amid the excitement surrounding the release of the fourth instalment in her "Twilight" teen fiction series, "Breaking Dawn." Today, the bestselling book is the subject of a backlash that's prompted a group in the United States to organize a "return your book" protest. On Amazon's U.S. website, a group of readers, led by a one-time bookstore employee, is urging former fans to return their copies of "Breaking Dawn" in order to deprive Meyer of royalties...
  • 'Twilight' Author Reacts to 'Breaking Dawn' Complaints [Stephenie Meyer]

    08/08/2008 3:14:39 PM PDT · by lainie · 16 replies · 879+ views
    eMpTyV ^ | 8-8-08 | Sabrina Rojas Weiss
    Last Saturday afternoon, less than a day after "Breaking Dawn," the conclusion of Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series, hit shelves, the Internet grumblings began. Of course, many readers were still eagerly drinking up the saga of Edward and Bella. But one fast reader expressed her disappointment in the book by launching a discussion on Amazon.com urging fellow disgruntled fans, "Don't burn your copies of the book — RETURN THEM." (SPOILER ALERT, though we'll try to keep them vague for all you slowpokes.) And judging by the heated back-and-forth that followed, there are plenty of other Twilighters complaining about what is or...
  • Reagan's Last Win

    07/29/2005 5:00:12 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 19 replies · 678+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 29, 2005 | Editorial
    Trade: The House's cliffhanger 217-215 passage of the Central America Free Trade Agreement is a decisive victory for free markets and democracy. It's also Ronald Reagan's final triumph. This victory is President Reagan's legacy. Because CAFTA, by slashing duties and giving free markets a boost, makes Reagan's Caribbean Basin Initiative permanent. As such, CAFTA creates a vast permanent bulwark against totalitarianism that will benefit the U.S. and its southern neighbors. Central America now has a bright future based on the one thing that makes democracies strong and nations viable — free markets. Reagan knew that in the struggle against tyranny,...
  • Twilight of the universe

    08/08/2003 3:29:23 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies · 242+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8/8/03 | Roger Highfield
    The future of the universe is dim - astronomers say it is fading into darkness after studying 40,000 galaxies in the neighbourhood of the Milky Way. The "fossil record" concealed in their starlight was used to build up a detailed account of how many young, recently formed stars there were at different periods in the 14-billion-year-old cosmos. There have not been enough new stars turning on to replace all the old stars that die and switch off, says the study by Ben Panter and Prof Alan Heavens from Edinburgh University's Institute for Astronomy, and Prof Raul Jimenez of the University...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 4-24-03

    04/24/2003 12:59:11 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 6 replies · 220+ views
    NASA ^ | 4-24-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 April 24 Earth at Twilight Credit: ISS Crew, Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Lab, JSC, NASA Explanation: No sudden, sharp boundary marks the passage of day into night in this gorgeous view of ocean and clouds over our fair planet Earth. Instead, the shadow line or terminator is diffuse and shows the gradual transition to darkness we experience as twilight. With the Sun illuminating the scene from...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 2-10-03

    02/09/2003 10:48:47 PM PST · by petuniasevan · 20 replies · 489+ views
    NASA ^ | 2-10-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 February 10 Comet NEAT Approaches the Sun Credit and Copyright: Anton Spenko (Rezmon Observatory) Explanation: A comet may likely become visible to the unaided eye over the next few days above the horizon where the Sun has just set. Comet NEAT (C/ 2002 V1), discovered last November, has brightened dramatically as it approached the Sun. Over the next few days, the quickly setting comet could appear as...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 5-10-02

    05/10/2002 5:44:22 AM PDT · by petuniasevan · 10 replies · 359+ views
    NASA ^ | 5-10-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 May 10 Trailing Planets Credit & Copyright: Joe Orman Explanation: Positioning his camera and tripod on planet Earth, near Maricopa, Arizona, USA, astrophotographer Joe Orman created this trailing display of the ongoing sky-full-of-planets on May 3rd. He initially captured the grouping in a 20 second long time exposure recording the positions of the bright planets and stars. Covering the camera lens for five minutes, he then exposed the...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 4-29-02

    04/28/2002 10:18:06 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 8 replies · 317+ views
    NASA ^ | 4-29-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 April 29 Dusk of the Planets Credit & Copyright: Jerry Lodriguss Explanation: A great grouping of planets is now visible to the west just after sunset. Over the next two weeks, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn -- all the planets of the inner Solar System -- can be seen in a single knowing glance. The image on the left captured them all in one frame. Connecting...