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  1. Traverse Theatre Sets Spring 2015 Season: Catherine-Anne...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2015 |

    The Traverse announces its Spring season today, presenting the best of world-class theatre and new writing to ring in the New Year.


  2. Women's club hears the history of festive carolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2015 | The Advertiser

    MEMBERS of the Darlington Women's Club heard about the interesting history of many of our favourite Christmas carols at their most recent meeting. James Mitchell of the National English Opera Company attended the meeting to give a talk and also led members in song.


  3. Evil spirits sent wailing as hundreds enjoy Hartley Wintney wassailingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2015 | Fleet News and Mail

    The ancient tradition, aimed at ensuring a good apple harvest, was played out on Friday, with celebrations including Morris Men and ale The ancient pagan ritual of wassailing, an important event believed to help ward off evil spirits that might spoil the year's apple harvest, lit up Hartley Wintney on Friday. An enthusiastic audience of around 250 watched Hook Eagle Morris Men warm up with dancing and ale outside The Waggon and Horses pub in the High Street before a torchlight procession paraded to the Vaughan Millennium Orchard at Hunts Common.


  4. Palindrome Amulet Unearthed in CyprusRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2015 | Archaeology

    Polish archaeologists working at the site of Nea Paphos in Cyprus have discovered a 1,500-year-old amulet containing an inscription that reads the same backwards as forwards, making it a palindrome. Livescience reports that on one side of the amulet are crude carvings depicting the Egyptian god Osiris lying on a boat, as well as Harpocrates, the Greek god of silence.


  5. In Spain, A Kingly Ring With A Hidden Surprise Wraps Up The HolidaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2015 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    The classic Spanish roscA3n is an aromatic, citrus-infused brioche topped by sugar, flaked almonds and candied fruits - arranged like the jewels on a king's crown. It's ubiquitous on Spanish tables on Three Kings Day, Jan. 6. The first time I visited my in-laws in Spain, they fed me a sweet, doughy treat that, for a brief moment, made me wonder whether they were trying to kill me.


  6. Yoga, Petting Puppies, Halloween: Banned By Malaysia's Muslim ClericsRead the original story

    Jan 5, 2015 | WNYC-AM New York

    All Muslims know pork, booze and premarital canoodling violates Islamic teachings. But in Malaysia, home to a rising tide of fundamentalist Islam, senior clerics are warning against more insidious dangers to the faith.


  7. Ancient amulet inscribed with palindrome found in CyprusRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2015 | UPI

    Archaeologists in Cyprus have uncovered a mysterious ancient two-sided amulet, inscribed on one side with a 59-letter palindrome. The amulet was unearthed from a dig site in the ancient city of Nea Paphos in southwest Cyprus, an island nation in the eastern Mediterranean.


  8. Mysterious 1,500-year-old charm unearthed: Palindrome amulet that...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2015 | Mail on Sunday

    Mysterious 1,500-year-old charm unearthed: Palindrome amulet that reads the same backwards AND forwards sheds light on ancient religious beliefs From curses etched in lead to lucky rabbit feet, magical charms have long given insights into the superstitions of ancient cultures. Now, a 1,500-year-old amulet has been unearthed in southwest Cyprus that bears a palindrome inscription, that reads the same backwards as it does forwards.


  9. Read the entire "Inherent Autonomy" essayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2015 | Breaking All The Rules

    The Catholic Church has a long history, for good and bad, that has shaped the political fortunes of Western Civilization for over two millenniums. From the conversion of the Roman Empire under Constantine to the pagan ridden culture of feast days and devotions to the Great EastWest Schism of the 11th century, the "Church" has invited skepticism and criticism while the spiritual teachings of Jesus Christ took a back seat to the temporal lust for power and dominion.


  10. Rock to reggae: Germany's 2015 music festivalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2014 | Deutsche Welle

    Germany has festivals for every taste, but tickets are sold out long in advance. If you want to snag one, don't procrastinate.


  11. Bob White: The darker side of Robin HoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2015 | Nottingham Evening Post

    History has been particularly kind to the legend of Robin Hood. Popular culture has made him a symbolic icon of freedom and social justice.


  12. Climber a veteran of the outdoorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2015 | Denver Post

    A Colorado Springs man who died in an avalanche Wednesday was a soldier and experienced outdoorsman who knew the risks and dangers of life and chose to take them anyway, friends said. Whether serving three combat tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan or climbing mountains, friends of Christopher Thomas said the 39-year-old embraced challenges.


  13. Stephen Moore: Pope Francis misguided policies hurt poor, reverse freedomRead the original story

    Jan 4, 2015 | Washington Times

    Pope Francis - and I say this as a Catholic - is a complete disaster when it comes to his policy pronouncements. On the economy, and now on the environment, the pope has allied himself with the far left and has embraced an ideology that would make people poorer and less free.


  14. The Pope's Mistaken Moral Calculus On Global WarmingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2015 | NorCalBlogs

    Pope Francis evidently has decided to make fighting global warming an important papal cause in 2015. He praised the United Nations' climate treaty efforts in Lima, Peru; the Vatican has indicated he will issue an encyclical letter to the world's bishops; he is encouraging the world's 1.2 billion Catholics to take up the battle against climate change; and he's planning to address the next UN climate conference in Paris to pressure world leaders to adopt a strong climate agreement.


  15. Sunday reflection: Matthew 2:1-12Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2015 | Hot Air

    "Sunday Reflection" is a regular feature, looking at the specific readings used in today's Mass in Catholic parishes around the world. The reflection represents only my own point of view , intended to help prepare myself for the Lord's day and perhaps spark a meaningful discussion.


  16. The Green Man and the Boat WassailRead the original story

    Jan 4, 2015 | Captain JP's log

    Wassail! for the Green Man has cometh to Bankside! Apparently this old pagan wassail celebration is " bouncing back " according to The Independent. There was certainly a decent crowd waiting by the Thames for the Green Man to arrive courtesy of the Trinity rowers.


  17. Wassailing season is upon us: The ancient pagan ritual is bouncing...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2015 | The Independent

    Fill a bowl with ale and sherry, gather round a fruit tree and light a torch to banish the wintry darkness. says Chloe Scott-Moncrieff Chris Bellamy is Professor of Maritime Security at the University of Greenwich.


  18. Neil deGrasse Tyson jokes about Christians on ChristmasRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2014 | New York Daily News

    "On this day long ago, a child was born who, by age 30, would transform the world," Tyson wrote Thursday. "Happy Birthday Isaac Newton b.


  19. Pope Francis calls for religious freedomRead the original story

    Dec 26, 2014 | Buenos Aires Herald

    Pope Francis waves to faithfuls from the window of his apartment during his Angelus prayer in St. Peter''s square at the Vatican. Turning his attention once again to those who are persecuted because of their faith, Pope Francis made a call to "achieve religious freedom" in the world, on the day the Church remembers the first martyr of its history, Saint Stephen.


  20. Gordon Hensman's WeatherviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2014 | Black Country Bugle

    For the whole of my life we have been regaled with the image of a snow-covered landscape with a cheery little robin or two pecking at red berries of holly, with mistletoe berries draped across part of the scene. For those who live in Canada away from the west coast in British Columbia, there is nothing extraordinary about this picture it is what is expected in snowy Canada at Christmas.