The Israeli School Where Children of All Faiths Learn Side-by-Side
Half a century after my father graduated, I stand outside the school's iron gate – set in a high wall on a quiet street beyond Jaffa's tourist centre, painted the colours of sea and stone. The gate has When he took up the headmaster's mantle at ...
July 27, 2015
The Greek Warrior
In January, Varoufakis, an economist who had been teaching at the University of Texas at Austin, abruptly entered Greek politics, becoming the public face of the country's defiant negotiations with European leaders. It was ten o'clock. Far fewer ...
July 27, 2015
Bill Hand: A look inside New Bern's distinctive City Hall
Dana Outlaw, mayor of New Bern, once offered me the chance to tour City Hall, down at the corner of Pollock and Craven Streets and, when he hinted that a trip to the clock tower might be part of the visit, you can bet I took him up on it. City Hall is ...
July 26, 2015
US State Dept. Bars Christians from Testifying about Persecution
It was 8 o'clock in the evening when we left to return to Lahore. We were They opened fire on the church and set its main gate on fire, damaging its windows. Behind the church, graffiti with the words “There is no Jew God” was scrawled across ...
July 27, 2015
Can a Tesla survive a weekend of tailgating?
On paper, at least, it's a car your tailgating neighbors would be hard-pressed to make fun of, no matter how big or intimidating their gameday chariots are — but you can't drive anything on paper. So I asked Tesla if they'd loan me a Model S over ...
July 24, 2015
Original short story: Her Share Of Sorrow, by Tessa Hadley
Lying on her back on her Spiderman duvet, Ruby wailed at the ceiling, her small mouth stretched open in an ugly shape, her face hot-pink. Dalia needed desperately to unwind and leave her clients behind; she took her book out into the garden, where ...
July 27, 2015
Hotel Review: The Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills in Tokyo
Opened in June 2014, the 164-room property is the first Tokyo location from the Hyatt-owned Andaz boutique brand, which is known for integrating local elements into a hotel's décor. Here, for example, a was a study in harmony. Large windows framed ...
July 24, 2015
”), but it doesn’t take a lot of knowledge to know that our City Hall is a standout piece of work. It is a patchwork construction, with a clock tower that wasn’t added until 1910 and those iron bears that stick out of the walls over the entrance, which were mounted in 1936. Inside, to your left you see old world offices, gorgeous woodwork,... We went through the first floor, and I’ve pretty much been through a lot of it before. We toured the basement with its meeting rooms and storage spaces, and the old furnace room where there are still skeletal remains of ancient heating systems that serve no purpose now other than, perhaps, to hide your snack supply from fellow workers. The attic, and no, it is not usually open to touring, is most fascinating of all. The clock tower begins with a little room that includes an odd, closed-off office, just big enough for a desk. There’s old wiring along the wall, and that office is closed off with glass from the rest of the clock tower room. Outlaw thinks it might have had some connection from when the police used to be housed in City Hall, but he isn’t sure.
During the height of one of the most brutal months of Muslim persecution of Christians , the U. S. State Department exposed its double standards against persecuted Christian minorities. Sister Diana, an influential Iraqi Christian leader, who was scheduled to visit the U. S. to advocate for persecuted Christians in the Mideast, was denied a visa by the U. S. State Department even though she had visited the U. S. before, most... Every religious leader from this delegation to Washington D. C. was granted a visa — except for the only Christian representative, Sister Diana. Discussing the nun’s visa denial, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said :. This is an administration which never seems to find a good enough excuse to help Christians, but always finds an excuse to apologize for terrorists … I hope that as it... This is not the first time the U. S. State Department has not granted a visa to a Christian leader coming from a Muslim region. Last year, after the United States Institute for Peace brought together the governors of Nigeria’s mostly Muslim northern states for a conference in the U. S. , the State Department blocked the visa of the region’s only Christian governor, Jonah...
If you needed any more proof that electric cars have worked their way into the mainstream, how’s this: Atlanta, the capital of the Deep South, has an electric cop car now. Come fall, though, gas-guzzling, full-size trucks and SUVs will muscle their way back to the top of the food chain, as football fans stream from Atlanta to places like Athens, Tuscaloosa and Baton Rouge. Part of that has to do with practicality: A truly extravagant tailgating setup isn’t going to fit in a Leaf or a Ford Focus Electric or what have you. On the Venn diagram of "rabid college football fans" and "people concerned enough about the environment to drive an electric car," the intersection barely amounts to a sliver. The electric car took a huge leap forward in prestige and perhaps even cojones when the Tesla Model S became a reality in June 2012. Far from a dinky, underpowered shoebox, the Model S was a voluptuous full-size luxury sedan, one whose... And its performance envelope not only matched but exceeded conventional luxury sedans in its price range. Since then, Tesla models have pushed that envelope even further, and starting with the 2015, buyers have the option of twin electric motors and four-wheel drive.
How to add Apple's logo to your Apple Watch clock face
With Apple Watch, users can select from a wide array of clock face color, style and complication customizations ... it would be upside down when open. As noted by AppleInsider reader Leo, adding Apple's logo to Apple Watch is hardly an arduous process ...
May 13, 2015
Blair Kamin has been the Chicago Tribune’s architecture critic since 1992. A graduate of Amherst College and the Yale University School of Architecture, he has also been a fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. The ...
August 9, 2012