Miley Cyrus

The New Secular Puritan Covenant

Thanksgiving brings back memories for Americans of the Pilgrims and Puritans, carrying out their “errand into the wilderness” to build a “city on a hill,” surviving that first bleak Massachusetts winter of 1620-21. As a kid, I remember that cutting out Puritan hats from black construction paper and taping them to the school windows was [...]

Miley Cyrus: Bellwether of Cultural Progress?

Miley Cyrus’s gyrations on the Video Music Awards are hardly new. In fact, Miley is getting whupped by the black community for a white performer once more taking a cultural artifact from the black experience. Some have gone so far as to call Miley racist for taking on-stage twerking into the white mainstream. You probably [...]

Taking 3D to New Heights

No, I'm not talking about Cameron's latest "Absolute Shoe-In for Best Visual Effects" epic, or anything involving Hannah Montana. (OK, that Miley Cyrus one -- the previous record holder for 3D Digital releases -- is probably more of a "lowpoint" than a "height," but I couldn't help throwing it in there. Studios will do just [...]