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An iconoclast is "a breaker of icons or images" or "one who attacks cherished beliefs as shams", so says my very old yet reliable Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. Anyone who opposes the religious use of images would be an iconoclast. An icon is an "image or representation". An example of a...
kevin-arnold's picture
I’ve never been to Turkey or Israel.  This fall we're taking a cruise that rectrifies that, starting in Istanbul and ending in Barcelona.  Here’s the itinerary: Oct 01  Istanbul, Turkey Oct 02  Istanbul, Turkey Oct 03 Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey Oct 04 Patmos,...
mayra-calvani's picture
Please welcome my special guest, award-winning Nicaraguan-American writer Silvio Sirias. He's the author two novels, Bernardo and the Virgin (Northwestern University Press, 2005) and Meet Me Under the Ceiba (Arte Público Press, 2009). This latest one garnered him the 2007 Chicano/Latino Literary...
jennifer-swan's picture
When you stumble upon a deeply rooted secret, it’s nearly impossible to keep quiet.  And yet, that is exactly what my family did for decades.  None of us had the gumption to ask our dad about the bizarre happenings in Wisconsin.  We each furtively hoped that he would one day grant us an exclusive...
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I looked at the Pieta again. A small replica in white stone, chiselled almost to perfection. When I had seen the original, alien emotions had overtaken me and I unashamedly wept. Spires, stained glass windows and frescoes just lost all relevance for me then. One is accustomed to seeing the Virgin...