| Sep 7, 2010
| 10:29 AM
"Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home"
By Rhoda Janzen
Henry Holt and Company, 256 pp., $22.00
I worry that it might be impossible to share with anyone who doesn’t have a background similar to Rhoda Janzen’s the wicked...
| Apr 24, 2009
Two or three years ago, if you asked the so-called Three Amigos -- Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuarón and Alejandro González Iñárritu -- to name the most promising young contemporary Mexican director, their voices would unite in praise of Carlos Reygadas....
| Dec 25, 2009
Rhoda Janzen begins "Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home" with a trifecta of midlevel tragedies: a hysterectomy, an automobile accident and a failed marriage. None is quite epic enough on its own to derail her, but together they...
| Jun 13, 2010
NEW YORK — Just before Sherie Rene Scott debuted in "Everyday Rapture" at off-Broadway's Second Stage last spring, she panicked.
"I thought to myself, 'Oh, God, this could go really, really badly,' " the 43-year-old actress recalls about a...
| Jan 4, 2011
Paul Soldner, a ceramicist and longtime Scripps College teacher who introduced a pottery technique called American raku, died Monday at his home in Claremont after a period of declining health. He was 89.
"He was one of the greats in California...
| May 22, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Adam Posey, a 2010 graduate of Poquoson High School, recently concluded a stellar baseball career with Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg by being named to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference first team.
For Posey, his all-conference...
| Oct 3, 2001
Many of us depend on some kind of psychic gyroscope to keep our lives on track. A deeply personal symbol or totem of what we feel matters, it steers us through the rough times. It might be love of country, or the more restricted patriotism of allegiance...
| Aug 24, 2002
Shortly after the winds stopped screaming and the patio chairs stopped flying, Pastor Joseph Coats and his family hurried to Glendale Baptist Church.
Hurricane Andrew, they found, had ruined the sanctuary. The roof had been staved in by a wind-driven...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 1:57 PM
Christopher Newport's women's basketball team remains in state and could face a familiar foe in a familiar setting, as the NCAA Division III tournament field was announced Monday.
The 20th-ranked Captains (22-5) earned an at-large invitation and play...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 9:45 PM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to jump into a growing legal dispute between the Obama administration and businesses run by conservative Christians over whether a company must pay for birth control drugs that conflict with its owner'...
| Nov 18, 2009
When Thanksgiving spread around the country in the mid-19th century, it was in the hope that holiday good feelings would heal the rift between North and South. So, the Thanksgiving menu had a certain amount of can't-we-all-get-together culinary...