The animated trifle The Star passes the Nativity through its ass

It’s a cute idea, making an animated film about the animals of the Nativity—Mary and Joseph’s donkey, the wise men’s camels, the shepherds’ sheep, and so on. Never mind that most of these are later inventions; the texts of the gospels and the Old Testament teem with animals and animal metaphors (not to mention all…

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What role has already been definitively portrayed?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

Seal to play Pontius Pilate in Tyler Perry’s live Jesus musical

Multi-platinum recording artist and notorious kisser of roses Seal has joined the cast of Tyler Perry’s The Passion, the live Jesus musical that’s set to debut on Fox on Sunday, March 20. Seal—whose more recent career includes 2015’s 7 and a stint as a judge on the Australian incarnation of The Voice—will play…

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