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Good Friday

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  • Orthodox Christians mark Easter this weekend

    Orthodox Christians mark Easter this weekend
    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...
  • In Theory: Is it freedom of speech or antagonism?

    In Theory: Is it freedom of speech or antagonism?
    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...
  • 'The Last Supper': A pictoral account of Death Row inmates' final meals

     'The Last Supper': A pictoral account of Death Row inmates' final meals
    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. This...
  • In Brazil's slums, residents band together to protest police shootings

    In Brazil's slums, residents band together to protest police shootings
    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,...
  • The Battles of Lexington: City Paper goes deep inside and under Baltimore's oldest market

    The Battles of Lexington: City Paper goes deep inside and under Baltimore's oldest market
    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...
  • Rauner cuts deepen budget divide at Capitol

    Rauner cuts deepen budget divide at Capitol
    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...
  • Bach Collegium San Diego gives Handel's 'La Resurrezione' life

    Bach Collegium San Diego gives Handel's 'La Resurrezione' life
    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...
  • Harold Holzer: When Lincoln died, a nation mourned - or did it?

    Harold Holzer: When Lincoln died, a nation mourned - or did it?
    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...
  • Miller's solution without a problem

    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 —...
  • Candlelight vigil marks the start of Easter season

    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...
  • When Lincoln died, a nation mourned -- or did it?

    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...