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I'd like to use my space this week to talk about "Lincoln." No, not the Steven Spielberg blockbuster that may be front-and-center at Sunday's Oscar ceremonies, and not Bill O'Reilly's "Killing Lincoln," now on our television screens. This one is...
Almost always, I read Mona Shadia's columns with bemusement and incredulity. Her mixture of Islamic religious advocacy and sheer naïveté is mostly harmless drivel, like the rest of what is printed in the Independent. Yet what she writes and how she...
Tags: Religious Texts, Islam, Slavery, Qur'an, Belief and Faith
Even though I wasn't born or raised here, there's a reason I feel at home in America. America's principles align with Islam's teachings. In fact, America's principles are not just based on Judeo-Christian values, but Judeo-Christian-Islamic values. After...
Tags: Judaism, Civil Rights, Justice and Rights, Islam, Qur'an
Carole King seems to have fans in high places: The singer-songwriter's life will be staged with an eye toward Broadway, and next week her oeuvre will be honored at the White House. Officials announced Friday that President Obama will host a star-studded...
Leonardo DiCaprio is one of a handful of actors who have portrayed F. Scott Fitzgerald’s tragic protagonist “The Great Gatsby” in film and TV over the last 87 years. Warner Baxter, who won the best actor Oscar as the Cisco Kid in the...
It was a happy day for me when, years ago, the Little Professor Book Center opened in Lakewood Mall. It was an equally sad day when it recently closed its doors. In today's environment, a small bookstore has one big problem and one insurmountable...
On Feb. 25, 17-year-old Nathaniel Joseph Paradis earned the highest rank to be attained in the Boy Scouts of America. He became the 29th Eagle Scout of Boy Scout Troop 899 in Fallston. Nathaniel's Eagle Scout service project entailed leading interview...
Tags: Boy Scouts of America
FrameworkAnne Wilkes Tucker is currently the Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston where she has worked since 1976. She founded the Photography Department at the museum that now has a collection of over 28,000...
Early in his speech in Boston on Thursday, President Barack Obama summoned up a piece of poem. "It was a beautiful day to be in Boston," he told the congregation in the cathedral, remembering Monday, before the bombs went off. "A day," Obama went on,...
KickingTiresRemoving weight can improve nearly every dynamic of a car, including gas mileage, acceleration, braking and handling. Shedding pounds isn't easy, however, and often requires a substantial reworking of a car's chassis or body ??? unless it's a track-...
Tags: NASA, Harley-Davidson Inc.
Frank Capra is best known for the three films for which he won the directing Oscar — 1934's "It Happened One Night," 1936's "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" and 1938's "You Can't Take It With You" — and the ultimate Christmas flick, 1946's "It's a...
Organist and Hollywood historian Ben Model says silent films offer a cinematic experience like no other. "Silent films weren't designed or shot with the intention of being shown on anything but the big screen," he says. "If you watch them on a TV set or,...
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