Pamela Constable, The Washington Post Published 9:31 am PST, Tuesday, December 25, 2018 Children participating in a performance of the Christmas story in a Christian neighborhood known as France colony in Islamabad, Pakiston on Dec. 22, 2018. Children participating in a performance of the Christmas story in a Christian neighborhood known as France colony in Islamabad, Pakiston on Dec. 22, 2018. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Sarah Caron Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Sarah Caron Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 Children participating in a performance of the Christmas story in a Christian neighborhood known as France colony in Islamabad, Pakiston on Dec. 22, 2018. Children participating in a performance of the Christmas story in a Christian … [Read more...] about Christians quietly mark Christmas in Muslim-majority Pakistan
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Maria Shine Stewart SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio -- Hold on tight in the event that it is a bumpy ride on ground and through the clouds for some of us during the next few weeks. Holiday plans. End-of-year medical appointments. Family get-togethers and, in some cases, tensions. Think of Santa up there without anything to soothe motion sickness! And the swift changes of direction his sleigh must navigate, those snug squeezes through chimneys, and beating fast and faster delivery services with old-fashioned lists and brawny reindeer. Does your life over winter holidays involve such rushing, deft moves and diligence -- all while remaining hale and jolly and avoiding fashion malfunction? But there is no need for superhuman traits, really, as the Solstice, and Christmas, and Kwanzaa, and New Year's draw near. Being human is enough for us to strive for .. and includes awareness that the job requires one to fully in hale and exhale, avoid holiday meltdowns, and cut everyone in your world -- … [Read more...] about Appreciation and achievement form a great combination: Sun Messages
opinion George Korda Special to the News Sentinel Published 6:54 AM EDT Oct 11, 2018 Better late, or would never have been better? Those questions surround Tennessee Democratic U.S. Sen. candidate Phil Bredesen’s decision to say – just prior to the U.S. Senate vote – that were he in the Senate he would vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Taking Bredesen at his word, that act would have made him one of only two Democrats casting ‘Yes’ votes for Kavanaugh, ravaged, savaged, and damaged by total war waged to deny him a Supreme Court seat. Possibly more important to the Democratic anguished and angered was the desire to deny President Donald Trump and his supporters a second Supreme Court star in Trump’s crown (the first being Justice Neil Gorsuch). Korda: What about 'whataboutism' and today’s political debate? There are two in-print reasons suggesting motivation for Bredesen’s action, taken from newspaper … [Read more...] about George Korda: Phil Bredesen’s Brett Kavanaugh gamble: Better never than late?
On March 12, the National Book Critics Circle awarded the late Ellen Willis the top prize in its criticism category for The Essential Ellen Willis, a collection of over 40 years’ worth of Willis’s writing. Willis, who served as the first-ever pop critic for the New Yorker in the early Sixties, died of lung cancer at the age of 64 in 2006. She began writing for the Village Voice in the early Seventies, and became a staff writer here in 1979, where she remained as a writer and senior editor for the next decade. Edited by her daughter, journalist Nona Willis Aronowitz, The Essential Ellen Willis is a wonderfully motley assortment of essays, reported features, and political commentary. It also includes a generous helping of articles that originally appeared in the Village Voice. On the next page, you can read a piece she wrote for the cover of the July 29, 1981, issue, “Escape From New York,” which appears in the anthology. They don’t look real to me How can I … [Read more...] about Read ‘Escape From New York,’ From Ellen Willis’s Award-Winning Anthology
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Globe Staff April 28, 2013 For five indelible days, the unthinkable became routine in Boston. And no one felt that more than the police and agents mounting the largest manhunt in regional history and parsing its most complex crime scene. It took a cast of thousands — also courage, sacrifice, teamwork, and luck — to crack the case. But they did it. . . . A quiet afternoon in his garden beckoned as Governor Deval Patrick left the finish line of the Boston Marathon. After crowning the men’s and women’s winners with wreaths of laurel, he headed home to Milton around 1 p.m., looking forward to working in the dirt. Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis stayed at the race until 1:30. He was watching runners cross the finish line, but also surveying security measures at America’s oldest and most famous road race, including teams of dogs and more than … [Read more...] about 102 hours in pursuit of Marathon bombing suspects