| Jun 30, 2011
There are outdoor summer festivals and then there's the Kutztown Folk Festival.
The annual event, held each year in the Pennsylvania town that bears its name, is larger than life in every which way. It attracts around 150,000 visitors each year. It's...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 9:00 PM
A minister who won’t sing the "Star-Spangled Banner"?
Whoa. Some kind of New Age liberal up in Massachusetts?
Actually, no. Mark Schloneger is a Mennonite pastor in Virginia. But his comments in a guest column for CNN have kicked up some sand --...
| Mar 5, 2012
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| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 5, 2011
| 10:04 PM
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| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 9, 2009
Months ago, a homeless man entered Dwayne Hess' West Baltimore coffeehouse. He took in the scene for a few minutes, had a warm beverage, then headed for the door.
Before he left, the man turned toward Hess, whom he had never met before, and said...
| 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...