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  • The God Squad: Finding connections in Passover and Easter

    Passover will be celebrated this year beginning on Monday evening, April 14, with the first Seder — the Passover meal. Easter Sunday this year falls on April 20 for all Christian denominations, and although this single Christian date for Easter will not come again until 2017, it's clear that Passover and Easter are meant to be closely connected in our calendars of sacred time.
  • Healing power of art

    Healing power of art
    The first time Linda Lawler spoke to Jacky she expected their conversation to be somber — sad, even. Instead, she was taken by the joy and hope beaming from the young woman, whose real name and age are not being used to protect her privacy....

    Commentary: Newport outsourcing hurts workers, everyone else

    Not too long ago, this nation fought the bloodiest of all its wars to abolish the inhumane institution of "involuntary servitude," also known as slavery. In its day, the protagonists for slavery justified this heinous practice as a necessary key to...

    The attack that (probably) didn't happen

    Police took time this week to publicly refute online rumors that a female martial arts expert fought off an attacker who was trying to abduct her in a Costa Mesa parking lot and then sell her into slavery in Mexico. The Costa Mesa Police Department...

    Reel Critics: Racial themes dominated year's best films

    Reel Critics: Racial themes dominated year's best films
    Last year closed with several strong candidates for Best Picture. It's hard to narrow them down to a 10-best list, but these are my picks without ranking them in order. This was a hallmark year with three major films focused on the African American...