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Diane Winston is Knight chair in media and religion at USC. She can be reached at email@example.com.EARLIER THIS month, every transit bus in New York City displayed this slogan: "It All Started on a Bus." The signs asked riders to leave the seat behind the bus driver vacant, as a tribute to the 50th anniversary of Rosa Parks' refusal to relinquish her...
Conor Cruise O'Brien, a leading Irish author, politician and diplomat who rose to international prominence while leading a United Nations mission in the troubled Congo and remained an independent, often contrarian thinker amid religious strife of his...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersThe IRS threat to revoke the tax-exempt status of All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena because of an antiwar sermon there during the 2004 presidential election is part of a larger, controversial federal investigation of political activity at churches...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterHe was known as the guy with the random stories. "When I was in Tahiti . . ." or "When I was in Sydney . . .," he would tell his Army buddies, who listened intently, if just the slightest bit skeptically. They needn't have been. As a young man, Sgt....
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWith a massive marketing effort, Mitt Romney has tried to introduce himself as a family man with a solid marriage, five wholesome sons and the moral values desired by the Republican Party's most conservative voters. But now that voters have met him, many...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterPowered by women voters and the Democratic faithful, Hillary Rodham Clinton rallied to a surprise victory Tuesday in the New Hampshire presidential primary, echoing the 1992 comeback that launched her husband to the White House. Barack Obama, the...
Times Staff WriterThe son of an immigrant coal miner, Musa Bagrac was raised in a city of steam and smoke, a place where men walked with crumpled lunch bags in calloused hands and Muslims felt adrift in makeshift mosques shadowed by church steeples. Bagrac moved like an...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterJohn McCain's victory in South Carolina puts the Arizona senator in a strong position to win the Republican presidential nomination -- but only if he can follow up with another win in Florida nine days from now. "This is a huge win for McCain," said...
Times Staff WriterAbd al Malik rolled back into the projects with his crew on a sunny day, his voice blaring from the car speakers. It was a track from his latest CD about how the Sept. 11 attacks made him feel ashamed to be Muslim. "Neither fundamentalism nor extremism,...
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...
Special to The Times"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...
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At some point, there's a large and interesting essay to be written on why so much of the most interesting new English-language fiction comes to us from Indian and Irish writers. When it is, there ought to be a substantial section devoted to Patrick...
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