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  • In Theory: Reflections on 9/11

    Today marks the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. What are your thoughts on this day? I am yearning for the goodness of humanity. I long to stand soft together in silence with people of many nations, our hats in our hands and...
  • Is secularism a threat to religious freedom?

    Q. A Mormon leader recently made a speech, in which he claimed religious freedom in America is under assault from secularization and a growing gay rights movement. In his speech, Elder Dallin H. Oaks warned of “an alarming trajectory of events...
  • In Theory: Honor code violation -- making the punishment fit the crime

    Q. Brigham Young University recently suspended its star basketball center, Brandon Davies, for violating the college's strict Honor Code. Davies admitted to officials that he'd had pre-marital sex with his girlfriend, an Arizona State University freshman....
  • On Faith: What's in a name?

    A name is the means by which we are identified. In the olden days, many times the name took the form of one's origin or occupation: Joseph the carpenter, Jesus of Nazareth, Joan of Arc. In Scandinavian genealogy, we run across patronymics. A son or...
  • Raising Cain: HBO's 'Mildred Pierce' goes by the book

    When trimming a household budget, premium cable is an easy expense to cut. Hold on to your HBO, though. Its "Mildred Pierce" miniseries, premiering March 27 and spread out over three Sundays, is worth it. Kate Winslet turns in a sublime performance as...
  • Classically Trained: Singing on a high note at the Segerstrom Center

    The Mormon church's tradition of music, particularly vocal performance, is as strong as any. President Ronald Reagan dubbed the Mormon Tabernacle Choir "America's Choir." It counts Emmys and Grammys among its accomplishments and an extensive library of...
  • 'The Book of Mormon' lands 14 Tony Award nominations

    'The Book of Mormon' lands 14 Tony Award nominations
    "The Book of Mormon" — the irreverent Broadway musical from the creators of TV's "South Park" — led the Tony Award nominations Tuesday with 14 nods, including best musical. The satirical comedy about a pair of bumbling Mormon missionaries on a...
  • Robert Lopez of 'Book of Mormon' writes song for 'The Simpsons'

    Robert Lopez of 'Book of Mormon' writes song for 'The Simpsons'
    Over the years, "The Simpsons"on Fox has engaged a few Broadway talents in guest spots -- Stephen Sondheim, David Mamet and Mandy Patinkin all have put it vocal cameos. The series even paid tribute to Bob Fosse in a few episodes, with an obnoxious...
  • "Mormon"'s Casey Nicholaw Scratched from Goodspeed Festival

    "Mormon"'s Casey Nicholaw Scratched from Goodspeed Festival
    Casey Nicholaw, the Tony Award-winning director (and choreographer) of the Broadway smash "Book of Mormon" is bowing out of a speaking gig at Goodspeed Musicals' seventh annual Goodspeed Festival of New Artists. Nicholaw was the high profile speaker in a...
  • So what's in store, and on stage, in 2012?

    So what's in store, and on stage, in 2012?
    Happy new year! So what do we have to look forward to in 2012 in the world of Chicago theater? Let's start with new places to see shows. The first new theater to open in 2012 likely will be the Rivendell Theatre in the Edgewater neighborhood — a...
  • Reservoir fight: Cocoa would sell water to Orange — but for a profit

    Reservoir fight: Cocoa would sell water to Orange — but for a profit
    As tensions in Florida rise over the control of scarce water supplies, the Brevard County city of Cocoa, a heavy user of water pumped from rural Orange County, is offering to sell the increasingly precious resource to Orange County's utility — for a...