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Anti-Semitism is on the rise throughout the world, according to a report by the State Department, which is taking the increase so seriously it's appointing a special envoy to monitor the rise. The increase was revealed in the department's annual...
It's not often that a Christian minister agrees with the New Atheist movement, but the Rev. Michael Dowd believes it's possible when it comes to what he calls the "idolatry of the written word." A self-described "New Theist" — one who "value[s]...
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Sociologist Max Weber first advanced the idea of a Protestant work ethic in 1914. A recent study suggests that not only does this ethic exist, it can make the effects of unemployment worse for Protestants than for non-Protestants. The Dutch survey,...
The Boy Scouts of America has sent its members a survey as part of its ongoing debate over whether to repeal or continue its ban on gay members. Instead of asking for a simple yes or no, the questionnaire goes into depth on several topics, for example...
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or “Festivus” (Google it non-”Seinfeld” fans), this time of year is rife with holiday traditions. Two of Burbank’s long-standing yuletide events added to their history as...
With the holiday season upon us, the odds are good that some folks may be invited to a party, imbibe a bit too much spiked egg nog or eat a few bad mushrooms, pass out, and experience visions of surreal and bizarre events and characters dancing in their...
Glendale YMCA officials are hosting a blood drive in commemoration of the Armenian genocide. Organizers say it's a way to bring the community together while continuing a tradition of saving lives. The blood drive will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday at...
Members of the Burbank Civitan Club once again rolled out the green carpet to members, guests and local dignitaries as they staged their annual St. Patrick's Day Champagne Brunch at the Castaway this past Sunday. A Burbank tradition, once celebrated at...
Tomorrow marks the passing of 25 days since the 25th of December. During that time we have seen the trees recycled, the ornaments and decorations stashed away for another year, and, in the aftermath of all those holiday feasts, the diets started. That...
During this month in which so many traditions are honored, celebrated and continued, current and former elected officials, city staffers and representatives of the local clergy, media, business and nonprofit community gathered this past Saturday evening...
Former President Teddy Roosevelt is widely known to have coined the famous axiom “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” Take a visit to the Martial Arts History Museum in Burbank, however, and you’ll learn he didn’t need one....
BOSTON — Torey Krug can be forgiven for not having a favorite Bruins game tradition. In the five home games he has played at TD Garden in the last two months, the defenseman has been a little more concerned with making his playoff debut. But the...
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