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  • Fallen towers' beams now stand as steel reminders

    Fallen towers' beams now stand as steel reminders
    If history repeats itself, the Rev. Andrew Harrison will see plenty of unfamiliar faces in church on Sunday. For the last nine years, his congregation, St. Luke the Evangelist Orthodox Church in Palos Hills, has hosted a 9/11 commemoration that draws...
  • My Take: This evangelical says Mormonism isn't a cult

    My Take: This evangelical says Mormonism isn't a cult
    Some prominent evangelical pastors have been telling their constituents not to support Mitt Romney's bid for the presidential nomination. Because Romney is Mormon, they say, to cast a vote for him is to promote the cause of a cult. I beg to differ. For...
  • The Agonizing, Lovely Comedy of Louis C.K., Coming to Foxwoods Oct. 14

    The Agonizing, Lovely Comedy of Louis C.K., Coming to Foxwoods Oct. 14
    Louis C.K. $35-55, Oct. 14, 8 p.m., Foxwoods, MGM Grand Theater, 350 Trolley Line Boulevard, Mashantucket, (800) 369-9663, foxwoods.com OK, so why is "Louie" the best show on television? Written, directed, edited by and starring the comedian Louis C.K....
  • Murdered Hagerstown teen may have been part of vampire cult

    Murdered Hagerstown teen may have been part of vampire cult
    A Hagerstown teen killed in July may have been involved in a vampire cult. Parker Police originally believed 16-year old Jacob Hendershot was beaten to death because Stephanie Pistey accused him of raping her. It’s not clear if his murder was a...
  • Bonded out: Porn star charged with animal cruelty

    Suspected Santeria-practicing porn star Raul Armenteros, 46, was under house arrest since Miami cops found he had left a van full of goats, chickens, pigeons and a duck inside his van under the hot July sun and charged him with 22 counts of felony...
  • Artist wants to put 'Surfing Madonna' in public park

    Artist wants to put 'Surfing Madonna' in public park
    ENCINITAS, Calif. - After months of uncertainty, the location where the infamous "Surfing Madonna" mosaic will likely end up has been determined,  but it could spark a fight over religious symbols on public property. The City of Encinitas and artist Mark...
  • Book Review: 'All the Time in the World' by E.L. Doctorow

    Book Review: 'All the Time in the World' by E.L. Doctorow
    All the Time in the World New and Selected Stories E.L. Doctorow Random House: 278 pp., $26 Although E.L. Doctorow would seem to be consumed with history — his best-known novel, "Ragtime," offers a pastiche of America at the turn of the 20th...
  • 10 things you might not know about saints

    10 things you might not know about saints
    While he was pope, John Paul II canonized 482 people and beatified more than 1,300. On Sunday, he will be beatified, a key step on his own road to possible sainthood. / The Catholic Church recognizes two types of saints: Confessors and martyrs....
  • Ricky Gervais chasing after thrill of comedy, 'being cult'

    Ricky Gervais, 49, British comedian and star of movies such as "The Invention of Lying," may joke onstage, but he is serious about comedy. "I do this because I can't not do it," Gervais said in an interview in October while in town filming his second HBO...
  • Book review: 'The Psychopath Test' by Jon Ronson

    Book review: 'The Psychopath Test' by Jon Ronson
    Jon Ronson is fascinated by people who are bonkers. And insane people who appear to be normal, and ostensibly sane people doing crazy things. The British journalist's book "The Men Who Stare at Goats" — about a secret U.S. military wing that hoped...
  • The Siren's Call: Praying to the bones

    The Siren's Call: Praying to the bones
    Near the end of "The Leopard," Giuseppe di Lampedusa's 1958 novel about the crumbling Sicilian aristocracy, a priest visits three spinsters to assess the holy relics in the family's private family chapel. The priest determines that, out of all the various...
  • Notre Dame grotto gets 3-D scan

    Notre Dame grotto gets 3-D scan
    The University of Notre Dame’s Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, a religious shrine crafted by Victorian-era stone masons, got a boost this week from 21st-century technology. A crew used high-definition digital scanning equipment to capture three-...