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Art for the common man

By Emily Scheie
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Lifestyle | Grand Rapids competition brings judges and the rest of us together

A musical experiment filled with sound but lacking passion

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Folk musician and singer Sam Amidon is known for turning old ballads and hymns into eerie, quavering, art-rock experiments. He succeeds even more than usual…

Web Reads: Deconstructing the Rebel Yell

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Describing a battle cry. What did the Rebel Yell sound like and how do you spell it? This essay explores the mystery of the Yell, the history surrounding the…

Which Americans are/were cool?

By Marvin Olasky
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Culture | The most un-cool Washington museum has long been the National Portrait Gallery. It’s not on the National Mall. It had neither a Wright Brothers airplane nor…

Web Reads: Can Vladimir Putin survive? Will the Bee Gees be forgotten?

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Survival of the fittest? Can Vladimir Putin Survive? Stratfor CEO George Friedman asks whether Putin will remain Russia’s prime oligarch, given that the…

Inside a Christian artist’s studio

By Susan Olasky
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Art | Anne Nelson’s studio in New Orleans’ 8th Ward has 12- or 14-foot ceilings and plenty of light. It’s small—about 15 by 15 feet, and cluttered with…

Web Reads: Giant guinea pigs make the best lounge chairs

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Lounging. Capybaras are basically huge guinea pigs. Apparently, other animals like to sit on their backs. Here’s a website that collects photos of birds,

Web Reads: Novel prescriptions

Web Reads: Novel prescriptions

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Books for what ails you. In the U.K., doctors who diagnose their patients with mild depression can prescribe particular “self help” books as part of the…

Midday Roundup: Like your current insurance plan? Too bad.

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Here’s what I meant to say. President Barack Obama is adding some nuance to the oft-spoken (and now broken) promise that’s gotten him in so much trouble…

Web Reads: We’re all human

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | This week’s selection of interesting reads from around the web: Human. The website of 29-year-old photographer Brandon Stanton, who has talked to and…

Capturing Christ in the chalk dust

By Dick Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | It begins with a few stray chalk marks on a flip chart and a question: How would you like to prosper in whatever you do? Or perhaps this one: If you were to…

Controversial artist puts miracle of life on display in Qatar

By Whitney Williams
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Culture | Pregnant women in Qatar can no longer hide what’s growing beneath their abayas.  On Monday, in front of the newly-constructed Sidra Medical and…

 
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