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What Is an ‘Artisanal Mantry’ and Does Your Man Need One?

Sunday, May 31st, 2015 - by Leslie Loftis

  I like Martha Stewart, always have, even when her ideas were off the charts for difficulty of execution. She is willing to engage in self-mockery on that point, so it lessens the sting that I can’t do most of her projects myself. I can just enjoy her domestic artistry. Her branding, however, sometimes is […]

My Grandfather’s Brush with Death While Fighting in the Pacific Skies

Monday, May 25th, 2015 - by Michael T. Hamilton

One of my favorite World War II stories about my grandfather is how during combat in the China-Burma-India Theater, he momentarily vacated his post to attend to his B-29 crew. He was the chief bubble gunner, and when he returned to his seat, he found it riddled with Japanese bullet holes. For me, that story is a […]

How One Iraqi War Vet is Helping His Fellow Soldiers to Armor Down

Sunday, May 24th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Hang w/ us in #DC this #memorialday. You’ll know us by the yellow ribbons. Last year’s video: http://t.co/bwtkp6fgqX #HonortheFallen — Ben King (@Ben_ArmorDown) May 21, 2015 Veteran Ben King is taking his role as a psychological operations sergeant in the U.S. Army into new territory. Now returned home to civilian life, Ben has created Armor […]

7 Heartbreaking Films of Military Valor

Friday, May 22nd, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

Calling Memorial Day a “federal holiday” is a bit of a sacrilege. More than a day for big sales or a stretch at the beach, this is a time for remembrance.  Our freedoms are secured and preserved by those that serve. This is our day to honor their sacrifice—and our loss.  Over the years, Hollywood […]

Is Motherhood a Blessing, or a Curse?

Sunday, May 10th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Women have innate superpowers. Thanks to a century-old patriarchal system of doctors, politicians and insurance companies, women have been fooled into believing they have no power. What’s worse, thanks to a cadre of covert female agents, women today willingly hand over their unique powers to the hands of government agents who control the “threat,” either through […]

When These Guys Refused to Color Easter Eggs with Their Mom, She Had a Big Surprise for Them

Monday, April 6th, 2015 - by Paula Bolyard

An Ohio mom, whose college-aged sons and their friends refused to participate in the family’s annual Easter egg coloring festivities, decided to decorate the eggs without the guys — and to send a message in the process. Instead of traditional eggs, the clever mom wrote the names of the guys on the eggs and then […]

WATCH: Passover, Rube Goldberg Style

Friday, April 3rd, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Need a way to explain Passover to a kinesthetic learner or future engineer? Check out this video from Israel and you’ll be saying, “L’shana haba b’Technion!” Chag Peseach Sameach!

7 Films to Get Your Irish Up Today

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

It is anybody’s guess why it is so all-American to be Irish on Saint Patrick’s Day. Maybe it is because so many Americans trace their roots back to the land of the four-leaf clover. According to Census Bureau data, there are seven times more Irish in America than in Ireland. Still, that doesn’t explain why […]

What Are Your New Year’s Resolutions for 2015?

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

I need to remember to start writing more in postmodern Hieroglyphs next year. #2015Resolutions Tweet your ideas to @DaveSwindle **** image illustrations via shutterstock / sondem

Judeo-Christian Angels And the Power of Pagan Art

Friday, December 26th, 2014 - by David P. Goldman

Joseph Bottum is my favorite among Christian writers; I read him religiously, as it were, for a decade before we met, and before he asked me to join the masthead of the monthly magazine First Things in 2009. The fact that he is a close friend, therefore, has nothing to do with my admiration for […]

The Meaning of Christmas

Thursday, December 25th, 2014 - by Allston's Afternoon Rockout

Editor’s Note: Over the spring and summer we launched the PJ Lifestyle Music at Midnight feature, highlighting reader suggestions for great songs worth featuring. One contributor’s infectious enthusiasm and good nature won us over. He’s since expanded his music recommendations to a series of list-article-mix tapes. Now in this daily feature we’re going to start drawing from […]

The 6 Ghost-Lists of Christmas Past

Thursday, December 25th, 2014 - by Dave Swindle

I hope everyone’s having a wonderful Christmas today! This year I decided to re-publish some of the best PJ Lifestyle Christmas lists from previous years as the Ghost-Lists of Christmas’ Past. Here are links to them as well as the lists from this year. And be sure not to miss Walter Hudson’s wonderful new reflection “Christmas: He […]

The 5 Best Christmas Movies for Terrible People

Thursday, December 25th, 2014 - by Stephen Green

Editor’s Note: This article was first published as “Your VodkaPundit Christmas Movie Guide” in 2013 and is now resurrected and republished as part of the Ghost-Lists of Christmas Past Series. Tis almost the night before Christmas — but there’s still plenty of time to load up the DVD player or stream from Netflix. So make lovely […]

Hallelujah! How About Handel’s Messiah for Christmas?

Thursday, December 25th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Classical Music In the Morning

Here are the previous recordings included so far in this feature. Please leave your suggestions in the comments, on twitter to @DaveSwindle, or via email: DaveSwindlePJM AT Gmail.com Johann Sebastian Bach Bach Harpsichord Concertos BWV 1052,1053,1044, Richard Egarr Glenn Gould’s Version of Bach: Goldberg Variations Flute Concertos Yo Yo Ma Performs Bach’s Six Suites for Unaccompanied […]

The Complete He-Man & She-Ra Christmas Special!

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Cartoon at Noon

Here is a list of the previous cartoons featured this year: Disney in Spring All 75 of the Silly Symphonies, the Gold Standard of the Era: Walt Disney’s First Silly Symphony: ‘The Skeleton Dance’ PETA Would Hate This 1929 Disney Cartoon… Nature Animated to Life A Disney Cartoon Set In Hell! Getting Drunk With Disney’s […]

3 Family Christmas Books Both Kids and Parents Will Enjoy

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 - by Rhonda Robinson

Editor’s Note: This article was first published as “3 Children’s Christmas Books That YOU Will Actually Enjoy Reading” in 2013 and is now resurrected and republished as part of the Ghost-Lists of Christmas Past Series. My fingernails still carry splashes of color. The nail polish, once so meticulously applied by six-year-old Pearl, is now worn and […]

7 Last-Minute, DIY Christmas Presents

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 - by Megan Fox

Editor’s Note: This article was first published as “Seven Last-Minute, Do-It-Yourself Gifts for Under $20” in 2011 and is now resurrected and republished as part of the Ghost-Lists of Christmas Past Series. If the pepper-sprayed shoppers at Walmart on Black Friday are any indication, Americans are desperate for a good deal (and lacking in basic social […]

‘I Don’t Want to See a Trail of Bodies, Unless They’re the Bodies I’ve Blessed for Destruction.’

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 - by Liberty Island

Editor’s Note: Since March, PJ Lifestyle has been highlighting some of the most innovative fiction writers at the recently-launched new media publishing platform Liberty Island, featuring interviews and story excerpts. Click here to see our collection of 33 so far. To learn more check out this interview Sarah Hoyt conducted with CEO Adam Bellow: “It also has a unique mission: to serve as the […]

Christmas Comes But Once A Year

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Cartoon at Noon

Here is a list of the previous cartoons featured this year: Disney in Spring All 75 of the Silly Symphonies, the Gold Standard of the Era: Walt Disney’s First Silly Symphony: ‘The Skeleton Dance’ PETA Would Hate This 1929 Disney Cartoon… Nature Animated to Life A Disney Cartoon Set In Hell! Getting Drunk With Disney’s […]

Which Classic Christmas Cartoons Do You Want This Week?

Monday, December 22nd, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Cartoon at Noon

Here is a list of the previous cartoons featured this year: Disney in Spring All 75 of the Silly Symphonies, the Gold Standard of the Era: Walt Disney’s First Silly Symphony: ‘The Skeleton Dance’ PETA Would Hate This 1929 Disney Cartoon… Nature Animated to Life A Disney Cartoon Set In Hell! Getting Drunk With Disney’s […]

Where to Find Jesus in Oxford, England

Sunday, December 21st, 2014 - by Spencer Klavan

Since starting my master’s at Oxford this fall, I’ve been looking for a church. A new life in a new country meant I needed a Christian community to remind me who I am. I found one just in time for Christmas. Here’s what I learned on the way. There are a lot of churches in […]

10 Reasons Why a Disney Christmas Is the Best Kind of Holiday

Sunday, December 21st, 2014 - by Chris Queen

If your family is anything like mine, you have plenty of holiday traditions that you cherish. Many of ours revolve around Disney (go ahead and try to act like you’re not surprised). From Disney cartoon shorts, to theme park experiences, to decorations and recipes, we love making Disney a big part of our Christmas celebration. […]

34 Holiday Gifts for the Southern Culture Lover on Your List

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 - by Chris Queen

This holiday season, I know you’ve been wondering: what can I give the Southern culture lover on my gift list? Well, worry no more, because I, your intrepid Southern culture expert, have decided to swoop in like a Christmas miracle and save the day! Here’s a list of 34 awesome gift choices that cover just […]

5 Ways to Avoid Christma-fying Your Hanukkah

Monday, December 15th, 2014 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

It’s fairly obvious that we Jews just don’t get Christmas. Don’t believe me? Check out BuzzFeed’s attempt to get Jews to decorate Christmas trees. (“Who’s Noel?” “Is that like, ‘grassy knoll’?”) Yet, every year we Jewish Americans wrestle as a people over whether or not to incorporate Christmas traditions into our own Hanukkah celebrations. It’s […]