| Apr 21, 2011
Easter in Scandinavia, like many holiday celebrations in this part of the world, is a colorful patchwork of customs, including bits and pieces of a lot of things: Passover, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Easter bunny, cute witches, huge...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 6:42 PM
Silicon Valley, the politically liberal technology hub, is an unlikely incubator of conservative Christian activism.
But a group of its venture capitalists is backing an ambitious project that seeks to affect the 2012 election by registering 5 million...
| Oct 21, 2007
Can you believe GodTube.com?
First, the upstart Christian video site became the nation's fastest-growing Web property for August, according to ComScore's Media Metrix. Its 1.7 million unique visitors represented a 973% increase in traffic over the...
| Dec 23, 2007
GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has done it again -- he said "Merry Christmas." On television.
In a campaign ad that first aired in Iowa on Dec. 18, he conspicuously declined to say "Happy Holidays," the sappy all-purpose greeting favored by the...
| Dec 11, 2009
| 4:34 PM
Santa Claus is coming to town! And over in Scranton, they get two! At the onset, we learn Dwight is too tired in December to continue his evil plot against Jim. Thanks, Dwight! I was getting too tired of it,......
| Dec 25, 2008
Christmas arrives this year at a joyless time for many Californians. The state's unemployment rate is the highest it’s been in 14 years. Families continue to lose their homes at an alarming rate, with defaults rising again despite government efforts...
| Aug 28, 2008
| 8:04 AM
An Italian museum today defied Pope Benedict and refused to remove a modern art sculpture portraying a crucified green frog holding a beer mug and an egg that the Vatican had condemned as blasphemous.
The board of the Museion museum in the northern...
| Nov 7, 2008
More than a thousand gay-rights activists gathered Thursday afternoon outside the Mormon temple in Westwood to protest the role Mormons played in passing Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in California.
It was the latest in an escalating...
| Apr 29, 2008
Another in a series of occasional articles.
TEHRAN -- A man wrapped in a shawl stood at the door.
"This is Jesus," said another man.
Jesus sat and peeled an orange as his companion, Nader Talebzadeh, began to speak, precisely, so as not to be...
| Dec 13, 2007
Besides inspiring a brilliant parody, Mitt Romney's something-for-almost-everyone speech last week about "Faith in America" offered a mini-lesson on an obscure provision of the U.S. Constitution.
"There are some," Romney said, "who would have a...
| Dec 3, 2006
"The gangs have the right idea!" A-Man shouts from the flatbed of a semi-truck trailer serving as the stage for Hip Hop Church America outside the Crystal Cathedral on a hot fall afternoon. "But instead of killing each other they should be out there...