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The Swampby Mark Silva It's probably going to be impossible to forget listening to Vic Damone singing Sen. Orrin Hatch's Jesus' Love is Like a River in a nearly empty tent on a hot day at the Iowa GOP Straw Poll.......
Tags: Politics, Religious Festivals, Judaism, Orrin Hatch, Holidays
Dining@LargeI asked some of my Jewish friends here at the Sun if they would be interested in writing a blog post for me about food for Hanukkah, but they just laughed. I guess they're a little busy.Editor Amanda suggested asking......
The Swampby Mark Silva The jumpin' jazz band in the East Room of the White House last night was new: This isn't your father's Marine Band, which has been known to serenade guests crossing the Cross Hall with traditional tunes at......
The Swampby Mark Silva The GTMO (as in Guantanamo Bay Naval Station) Latinos defeated the GTMO Assassins this year - and we're not talking about terrorism or detention here. We're talking volleyball. The latest news from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, courtesy of......
The holidays have always been an ideal time to get intoxicated and do embarrassing things that cause irreparable harm to important relationships. It's a little-known fact that after the three wise men delivered their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh...
Increasingly awash in holiday art and entertainment offerings, we struggle to find something special, something new. Judging by local television news broadcasts, one would think that the majestic lions that front the Art Institute are that building's...
When it comes to greetings during the Winter Shopping Spree vaguely associated with the 25th of December, I guess I'm hopelessly old-fashioned. I say "Merry Christmas." Some will think me too retro. Too bad. I'm like Linus from the "Peanuts" cartoons....
Tags: FBI, Politics, Religious Festivals, Holidays, Travel
For those who prefer holiday music that's performed at a high artistic level, this will be a noteworthy weekend – as well as an historic one. Specifically, a Christmas-music tradition in Chicago is coming to an end, while a Hanukkah musical...
Let the good tidings flow. Today on my blog, OrlandoSentinel.com/thedish, I am kicking off a little liquid merriment for the season. Welcome to the test kitchen's "12 shots of Christmas." Drink responsibility and always have a designated reindeer to drive...
I've written this 15th annual Holiday Quiz column in advance and buried a copy in a sealed container. This way, if civilization is wiped out by the Mayan Apocalypse, future space explorers may be able to dig it up and discover how remarkably intelligent...
It's not every day that the ruthless mayor of Chicago, the Rahmfather, can be humbled and overcome by a spectacular Christmas gift presented by a newspaper columnist. "It's a Hanukkah gift!" he insisted. Whatever. I wasn't going to argue, especially...
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