When Ralph Ellison died this spring, he was primarily remembered and honored as the African-American writer who in 1952 had gifted the nation and the world with that magnificent novel, Invisib
The day after Richard Nixons funeral, The New York Times editorialized that the White House-sponsored occasion was a "rite of reconciliation" that brought "to a fitting end his 20-y
Inauguration day in South Africa had special significance for Dr. Beyers Naudé, and not just because the new South Africa was born as he celebrated his 79th birthday.
Highway food can be fun for a whileeating forbidden french fries at a fast food joint or sipping iced tea in the cool muffledness of a restaurant.
The miraculous events in South Africa made hope possible for me again. I was there for the transformation—the inauguration of a new South Africa—and will never be the same.
Actually, it was more like "The Day the White People Came" when Bill Clinton and his entourage of young Caucasians descended on our inner-city neighborhood.
"Welcome to the 40s," a friend said to me on my birthday, "the old age of youth and the youth of old age."
The hottest subject in the religious book market these days is angels (though "souls" are quickly closing in). Angels are so hot that secular talk show hosts are taking note of the phenomenon.
Tijuana. Nogales. Matamoros. Ciudad Juárez. Nuevo Laredo. What comes to mind when you hear these names of U.S.-Mexico border towns?
You might say that this is our summer travel issue--depending on how strictly you define geography. There are no descriptions of pristine beaches or cheap hiking getaways.
My dearest aunt, Butheyna, is chopping beets, chopping the shamander. Klush, klush she wields a gutting knife, the chopping board is a plank from a dhow. Klush,
Every successful community relies on the member who is its heart. This is true for communities that live together and for those that live apart but gather regularly.
We trace the Storyour storyfrom its beginnings in the Hebrew scriptures, through its climax in the memories of the early church as reflected in the gospels, and then on to what sense