Dude Perfect: Come For The Trick Shots And Stereotype Videos; Stay For The Message Of Faith

Dude Perfect

Dude Perfect, five buddies who recently graduated Texas A&M, have become one of the hottest sensations on the Internet for their trick shot and "stereotype" videos. They've done videos with Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll, among other sports stars, and have gotten product placement deals with Gatorade, car manufacturers, and other topline companies…but have eschewed alliances with alcoholic beverages or men's magazines. That's because the subtext of Dude Perfect is their love for the … [Read more...]

Obama: Kobe or LeBron?

Barack Obama

When then-Senator Barack Obama joyously stepped off the podium at the 2004 Democratic National convention, after having delivered an outstanding speech, he told his aides, "I'm LeBron, baby!" Respectfully, Mr. President, you aren't LeBron. You're Kobe. Like Kobe, you have two years left on your contract. And like Kobe, many of your former fans wish you would depart sooner than that. LeBron is lovable. He makes his teammates better. At this point, Kobe appears to be all about … [Read more...]

Is Peace Coming To The Middle East? Not So Fast, Says Lawrence Wright

Middle East

Pulitzer Prize winning author Lawrence Wright has just published a thrilling, compulsively readable account of the 1978 Camp David accords titled Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin and Sadat at Camp David. The New York Times named the book, published by Knopf, one of the 10 Best Books of 2014. During that fraught period, the leaders of Egypt, Israel, and the United States hammered out a peace agreement between Israel and Egypt that has kept to this day. Yet Wright is anything but … [Read more...]

Over 50? William Shatner Wants To Mind-Meld With You

William Shatner

William Shatner is daring to go where no author has gone before. The original Star Trek captain is using modern technology—Kickstarter—to fund a campaign to publish and market a new book. The topic: modern technology, and how those 50 and above can use it to find their way in the workforce. “There’s a disparity about the age of people over fifty,” Shatner says. “They want more. Of course, they can give more. The problem is that employers are loath to give more until they … [Read more...]

Stop Criticizing Ghostwriters (And Their Clients!)

Zoe

Zoe “Zoelle” Sugg, a young woman who has developed a massive following in the online world for her fashion and beauty videos has just come under fire for allegedly using a ghostwriter to help her write her novel. Her publisher, Penguin, all but threw her under the bus, failing to speak up in her time of need. The novel only happens to be the fastest selling novel in the history of that publishing firm. Her integrity has been shattered and her v-logging (regular video accounts of her … [Read more...]