| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:12 PM
Composer John Tavener, whose works ranged from angry, dissonant cantatas to achingly beautiful choral works sung around the world during holidays, died Tuesday at his home in Child Okeford in southern England, according to his publisher, Chester Music....
| Sep 30, 2013
| 9:47 PM
Growing up Jewish, Marilyn McLaughlin loved lighting the braided candle and singing to mark the end of Shabbat. She relished studying the Talmud and weighing its ethical questions.
But sitting in synagogue left her cold. "I was stuffed with religion,"...
| Jun 13, 2013
An elegant miniature, Rama Burshtein's "Fill the Void" labors under a narrative inevitability, but it's artful work nonetheless.
We're in the hushed confines and spaces of the ultra-Orthodox community of Tel Aviv. Barely 18, the daughter of a rabbi,...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Q: Why is it Jews don't kneel to pray? I'm Jewish myself, and sometimes I feel the need to pray in this position, but I feel awkward, since I was taught not to do this. — L., via email@example.com
A: The Hebrew Bible has evidence of kneeling...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 1:05 PM
The Newport News Greek Festival is Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 24-26.
The fall festival is an indoor event that takes place inside the Hellenic Center adjacent to Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, located at 60 Traverse Road, Newport News....
| Oct 29, 2013
You don't have to tell Brian Boston that the Highland Inn, his project near Clarksville in southwest Howard County, has been a long time coming.
"It's been a little frustrating," said Boston, the executive chef and operating partner of the acclaimed...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 2:49 PM
In a buzzer-beating vote, the Illinois Senate passed a non-binding resolution Friday criticizing the Turkish government's treatment of Eastern Orthodox religious leaders. The measure, approved just before lawmakers ended the spring session, included an...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:07 PM
Undefeated opponents and televised bouts are nothing new for Gapo “The Ghost” Tolmajyan.
But as the Glendale boxer continues his hopeful ascent to becoming a world title contender, each and every fight becomes his most important yet.
| Aug 14, 2013
| 7:36 AM
"We lived in Greece when I was little, and my grandmother was boiling this green stuff. It had a very strong smell and did not look appealing ..."
-- Irene Filippou Arvanitis
You might call the lovely Irene Arvanitis a bag lady.
| Aug 17, 2013
| 7:27 PM
| Sep 1, 2013
Outdoor festivals return to Hampton Roads with a vengeance when autumn leaves start to fall.
You'll find a celebration for most every inclination. Seafood, peanuts, sophisticated sculpture, homey crafts, Egyptian culture, indie music, gospel — all...