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Archive for the ‘Television’ Category

Jun
2011
20
Why doesn't Paris Hilton grow as a person?

Why doesn’t Paris Hilton grow as a person?

She’s pretty American BY PAUL KAIHLA — In her short, unintentional life, Paris Hilton has performed at least one spiritual good deed: In 2007, after being sentenced to 45 days in jail for . . . whatever, she exited her L.A. home carrying a copy of Eckhart Tolle’s, The Power of Now. That single act, ...
Jun
2011
16
Escape from Hollywood: The Soul's Code list of 2011 summer movies

Escape from Hollywood: The Soul’s Code list of 2011 summer movies

Spiritual cinema: From the Rolling Stones to religious war, these 5 flicks are enlightened and entertaining. 1. 9th Company, the Russian side of “Charlie Wilson’s War” Hulu.com, the website where you can play TV and movies for free, finally has a foreign flick worth watching. (Actually, make that any flick). Hulu just posted 9th...
May
2011
11
How Oprah fixed my mom

How Oprah fixed my mom

Is it possible that the TV icon somehow succeeded where God and psychotherapy had failed? BY TIPPI STRACHAN — I don’t watch Oprah. I have no real justification for this, but whether it’s her mega-sprayed hair or the adoring throngs of “go-girl” women in her audience, the show brings a lump of bile in my ...
Mar
2011
4
Spiritual Surf: Dr. Who, the original sci-fi spiritual teacher to face his

Spiritual Surf: Dr. Who, the original sci-fi spiritual teacher to face his “darkest days”

Who is Matt Smith? The latest incarnation of Doctor Who — the first mainstream television character to explore the intersection between sci-fi and spirituality. Dark times ahead for everyone’s favorite Time Lord: “The Doctor is going to face his darkest days,” Matt Smith said at the Wondercon fantasy conference this week. A...
Feb
2011
2
What will replace LOST? Why the ABC series was the only show on TV that had a religious following

What will replace LOST? Why the ABC series was the only show on TV that had a religious following

The gospel of LOST: Steeped in mystical memes and Einstein’s deconstruction of time, here are 12 reasons that LOST was the most “enlightened” show on TV BY PAUL KAIHLA — In the 2011 liturgical calendar of American TV, what have we got? Jersey Shore ?! Millionaire Matchmaker? They make Sarah Palin look seriously spiritual. And ...
Nov
2010
30
Decoding America's favorite psychopath, Showtime's Dexter

Decoding America’s favorite psychopath, Showtime’s Dexter

The sub-text of the award-winning cable TV series has a lot to say about a society that bred Enron, Dick Cheney and Real Housewives MICHELLE MORRA-CARLISLE: “Sociopaths can’t feel psychic pain but they can feel physical pain,” says narrator Dexter as on-screen Dexter plucks a hair – with gusto – from the head of a ...
Nov
2010
4
A psychotherapist diagnoses Dr. Drew's Celebrity Rehab, Season 3

A psychotherapist diagnoses Dr. Drew’s Celebrity Rehab, Season 3

Does the Vh1 reality series do anything for un-famous addicts, or is it just voyeurism? BY DAVID RICKEY — One only has to watch the intake interviews for Celebrity Rehab, the reality show on the VH1 cable channel hosted by Pasadena-based Dr. Drew Pinsky, to see that cast members like Dennis Rodman, Tom Sizemore and ...
Oct
2010
12
Mad Men's Don Draper and depression in America

Mad Men’s Don Draper and depression in America

In 2010 America, we all live in a world that is 90 % mad: The most fascinating show on TV’s sly commentary on our current mental health BY PAUL KAIHLA —  On October 1, 2010, the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a survey of the most recent data on depression — and the ...
Apr
2010
5
Spiritual Surf: The world's sexiest string-theorist; forbidden foods and more

Spiritual Surf: The world’s sexiest string-theorist; forbidden foods and more

Palin defends Franklin Graham’s anti-Islam past; It can be a Wonderful Afterlife; the new golden age of TV introduces a dramedy with a spiritual sense of humor, Gravity Harvard theoretical-physicist Lisa Randall explains parallel universes to Charlie Rose (YouTube, left): CERN’s Hadron super-collider set to put Hawking and...
Mar
2010
1
Spiritual Surf: Einstein's last campus does a Global Consciousness Project; the multiverse and LOST season 6

Spiritual Surf: Einstein’s last campus does a Global Consciousness Project; the multiverse and LOST season 6

Princeton hosts virtual “noosphere”; parallel universes and the “multiverse”; physicist Michio Kaku on the final season of LOST An intriguing site at Einstein’s alma matter uses web nodes to illustrate: The Nature of Global Consciousness Soul’s Code on Jesuit archeologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, and the...