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  • Thanksgiving, an American meal

    Thanksgiving, an American meal
    When Thanksgiving spread around the country in the mid-19th century, it was in the hope that holiday good feelings would heal the rift between North and South. So, the Thanksgiving menu had a certain amount of can't-we-all-get-together culinary...
  • Review: 'Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home' by Rhoda Janzen

    Review: 'Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home' by Rhoda Janzen
    "Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home" By Rhoda Janzen Henry Holt and Company, 256 pp., $22.00 I worry that it might be impossible to share with anyone who doesn’t have a background similar to Rhoda Janzen’s the wicked...
  • The Actress: Sherie Rene Scott on truth and artifice in 'Everyday Rapture'

    The Actress: Sherie Rene Scott on truth and artifice in 'Everyday Rapture'
    NEW YORK — Just before Sherie Rene Scott debuted in "Everyday Rapture" at off-Broadway's Second Stage last spring, she panicked. "I thought to myself, 'Oh, God, this could go really, really badly,' " the 43-year-old actress recalls about a...
  • 'Mennonite in a Little Black Dress' by Rhoda Janzen

    'Mennonite in a Little Black Dress' by Rhoda Janzen
    Rhoda Janzen begins "Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home" with a trifecta of midlevel tragedies: a hysterectomy, an automobile accident and a failed marriage. None is quite epic enough on its own to derail her, but together they...
  • Carlos Reygadas' films search for authenticity beyond reality

    Carlos Reygadas' films search for authenticity beyond reality
    Two or three years ago, if you asked the so-called Three Amigos -- Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuarón and Alejandro González Iñárritu -- to name the most promising young contemporary Mexican director, their voices would unite in praise of Carlos Reygadas....
  • The spin on Levi Leipheimer, an American cyclist you oughta know

     
    An earlier post took note of cyclist Levi Leipheimer???s fund-raising brainstorm King Ridge Gran Fondo. Now here???s a look at the man behind the wheels: [Part 2 of 2] Ask most Americans if they know who Levi Leipheimer is and......
  • Hopis Expel Mennonite Missionaries

     
    Nov. 19, 1909: The Moquis of Arizona, now known as the Hopis, throw some Mennonite missionaries out of Oraibi....
  • Immigrant Sabbath Planned for Sunday

     
    Churches and faith groups opposed to Arizona's immigration law have demonstrations, prayers and marches planned through the country for “Immigrant Sabbath” today, May 2. Here's a partial list of the events planned:     Phoe...
  • The simpler life

    The Amish country of central Illinois is about as far away from Chicago as you can get without resorting to time travel. The area around the towns of Arcola, Arthur and Sullivan has much more than Amish farms, though. You'll find a museum dedicated to...
  • The loneliness of the pacifist

    Many of us depend on some kind of psychic gyroscope to keep our lives on track. A deeply personal symbol or totem of what we feel matters, it steers us through the rough times. It might be love of country, or the more restricted patriotism of allegiance...
  • Religious groups joined forces to help Hurricane Andrew's victims

    Shortly after the winds stopped screaming and the patio chairs stopped flying, Pastor Joseph Coats and his family hurried to Glendale Baptist Church. Hurricane Andrew, they found, had ruined the sanctuary. The roof had been staved in by a wind-driven...