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Mike Nichols remembered for pushing cultural change

November 20, 2014  |  World Magazine

Academy Award-winner Mike Nichols, a prolific stage and screen director, died of a heart attack yesterday at age 83. His career spanned seven decades, from 1958 improvisational routines with Elaine May to a star-studded Broadway revival of Harold Pinter's Betrayal in 2013. His… Read More

Jubilee’s year

November 20, 2014  |  World Magazine

Washington state ministry wins the 2014 Hope Award for Effective Compassion Read More

Critics urge TLC to cancel 19 Kids and Counting

November 20, 2014  |  World Magazine

The battle is on—but America’s super-sized family isn’t backing down. More than 90,000 people have signed an online petition calling on TLC to pull its popular 19 Kids and Counting series from the air, accusing the Duggar family of “fear mongering” for their beliefs… Read More

Web Reads: What does Thanksgiving taste like in your…

November 20, 2014  |  World Magazine

Beyond the turkey. For those cooking or eating on Thanksgiving Day, The New York Times offers a recipe from each state, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico that captures local tastes and traditions—Cuban-style turkey from Florida and chile-seasoned cranberries from Arizona.… Read More

A reminder of life and death

November 20, 2014  |  World Magazine

Our innkeeper told us we had come to Gettysburg at a propitious time: Remembrance Weekend, during which throngs of period-dressed Civil War enthusiasts march through town, remembering President Abraham Lincoln, and decorating the centuries-old graves with fresh flowers. He added… Read More

Midday Roundup: Three shot, gunman dead at Florida…

November 20, 2014  |  World Magazine

School shooting. A gunman opened fire in the Florida State University (FSU) library early this morning, sending students who were up late cramming for exams running for their lives. Two students were sent to the hospital with gunshot wounds, and one was treated for a bullet… Read More

Teaching hate

November 20, 2014  |  World Magazine

“You’ve got to be taught to hate …” —Oscar Hammerstein, South Pacific The murder on Tuesday of five people and the serious wounding of several others while they were praying at a synagogue in Jerusalem is only the latest in a continuing pattern of violence and… Read More

Colorado high school bans prayer meeting during…

November 20, 2014  |  World Magazine

A Colorado high school senior is suing school officials after they told him he couldn’t meet with his Christian friends during a “free period.” The group had been peacefully meeting for over three years for encouragement, prayer, and singing when officials suddenly ordered… Read More

Nero, Palpatine, Obama?

November 20, 2014  |  World Magazine

The significance of the president’s unilateral action on immigration Read More

The debate over whether to clone a woolly mammoth,…

November 20, 2014  |  World Magazine

Scientists in Siberia uncovered a woolly mammoth so well-preserved it might be possible to extract DNA and create a living clone. Researchers are debating whether having the ability also implies the right to do so. The researchers found Buttercup, as they affectionately named… Read More

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