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  • In Theory: Can Islam and democracy coexist?

    Q. The pro-democracy uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt have resonated around the world, with even the Wall Street Journal going so far as to headline one column, “The Arab World's 1989?” Hosni Mubarak's resignation from his position as president of Egypt has resulted in the installation of a military government there that is promising reform and free elections, but is dogged by further protests, which are now spreading to other Middle Eastern countries.
  • From the Back Pew: Nuns, priests take center stage

    From the Back Pew: Nuns, priests take center stage
    What do Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, U2 and the nuns of the Abbaye de Notre-Dame de l'Annonciation from France have in common? Well, musically, nothing. But the nuns recently signed a contract with Decca Records, the classical music label of Universal...

    In Theory: Should we be allowed to choose to die?

    Q. British author Sir Terry Pratchett recently presented a BBC documentary called “Choosing To Die,” about assisted suicide. Pratchett, the bestselling author of the “Discworld” series of fantasy novels, was diagnosed with...

    Pass the time between pastimes with Zed Fest

    Pass the time between pastimes with Zed Fest
    If the post-Christmas, pre-New Year's Eve limbo gets down, the strange, annual horror show known as Zed Fest will definitely reinvigorate the celebration-starved brain. Founded by North Hollywood indie filmmakers Ed Stephens and Wendy Medrano in 2008, Zed...

    Getting to know the real 'Philomena'

    Getting to know the real 'Philomena'
    The film “Philomena” is based on the remarkable true story of Philomena Lee (played by Judi Dench), who gave birth to a son out of wedlock decades earlier in a conservative Irish Catholic community in the early 1950s. With no family...