| Apr 10, 2015
| 8:09 AM
They've been abstaining from meat, dairy and egg products for weeks, and this weekend they'll dive into a feast like no other on their religious calendar.
Orthodox Christians observe Easter this Sunday, a week later than most of their fellow...
| May 19, 2015
| 1:20 PM
Pamela Geller, the organizer of the Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest that ended in gunfire earlier this month, said she has no regrets and plans on hosting more events like it.
"I will continue to speak in defense of freedom until the day I die," Geller...
| May 13, 2015
| 12:30 PM
In this case, "The Last Supper" doesn't refer to the Passover meal between Jesus and his apostles the night before Good Friday, but an art exhibit that represents the final dinners that Death Row prisoners have requested before their executions.
| May 13, 2015
| 3:00 AM
It was Holy Thursday, and Udson Freitas was sitting on the balcony of his small house in the Complexo do Alemao favela when a girl ran onto his street below, screaming.
"They killed my brother! They killed my brother!"
Freitas ran down his steps,...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 1:04 PM
A serpentine line of people waits to order one of Nancy Faidley Devine’s crab cakes at Faidley’s, the fish market her grandfather, John Faidley Sr., established at the Lexington Market in 1886. It snakes all the way down to the door that leads...
| Apr 20, 2015
| 3:19 AM
As the Easter holiday weekend loomed, Gov. Bruce Rauner quietly trimmed $26 million from the state budget, including cuts in funding to bury the poor, help people with autism and aid smokers who want to quit.
In the two weeks since, the move has...
| Apr 19, 2015
| 8:30 PM
Handel wrote two Easter oratorios. One is the "Messiah," taken over by Christmas, the extravagant "Hallelujah" chorus so well suited to the season. The other is in every conceivable way not the "Messiah" and all but ignored until recently because Handel...
| Apr 15, 2015
| 9:20 AM
Few events in American history unleashed deeper and more profound mass mourning than the assassination of Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago, on April 15, 1865.
In the North, Lincoln was the recently (and overwhelmingly) re-elected president, a revered...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 1:09 PM
We're not sure exactly what it was that got Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller so worked up last week that he hijacked a bill hearing to demand that lawmakers find a "solution" — with less than two weeks left in the legislative session —...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 9:24 AM
In the dark of a church, filled with a crowd of hushed worshippers, a flame is lit. A fire blazes to gently illuminate a spot in the darkness. Then slowly, as candle meets candle, the light spreads throughout the congregation, small but bright pools of...
| Apr 11, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Few events in American history unleashed deeper and more profound mass mourning than the assassination of Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago, on April 15, 1865. To Northerners, Lincoln was the recently (and overwhelmingly) reelected president, a revered...