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Addressing the volume of electrical and electronic waste (“e-waste”) is essential to working toward a sustainable future as it has become “the fastest-growing waste stream in the world,” according to a report published by the World Economic Forum on Jan. 24.

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Los Angeles resident April Clemmer was surprised to find after spending a decade researching Hollywood history that the place synonymous with the American movie industry — and now clogged with lingerie stores, tobacco shops and fast-food outlets — was founded as an alcohol-free Christian community. The Baptist came up with a Walk of Faith tour.

(RNS) — More than 200 seminary and Christian college students, faculty and others who view films through the eyes of faith were part of the Windrider Form during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, recently. Windrider hosted screenings for students from more than 20 Christian schools.

(RNS) — If you’ve never heard of New England Patriots “character coach” Jack Easterby, it’s not for lack of media attention.

ATLANTA (BP) -- For Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks, Sunday's Super Bowl is an opportunity for redemption. Cooks was part of the New England Patriots in last year's Super Bowl but left the game prematurely in the second quarter with a concussion. He never returned to the game, which the Patriots lost 41-33 to the Philadelphia Eagles.

WASHINGTON (RNS) — Starting Jan. 1, books, songs and films now entering public domain include iconic 1923 works with religious content, including “The Pilgrim,” with Charlie Chaplin; Universal Studios’ “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” starring Lon Chaney; and Cecil B. DeMille’s film “The Ten Commandments," later remade in 1956.

In high school, I desperately wanted to win a “most likely to” award. They were student nominated and voted, which meant they were a really big deal. It didn’t matter the category. I wanted my name on that list!

(The Conversation) This past year, many people deleted their social media accounts following revelations about privacy violations on social media platforms and other concerns related to hate speech. Rather than stop using social media, however, people could use it to improve their overall well-being.

Yes, much of "The Green Book" was cliched and predictable; you could almost smell the plot turns as they were coming around the bend. But, nevertheless, the movie has something very powerful to teach about race and class in America.

Books, challenges and a new documentary encourages participants to rethink the role of technology in their lives and homes.