Booker 2021: A Passage North journeys into the soul of Sri Lanka, Arts News & Top Stories

A passage north By Anuk ArudpragasamGranta / Hardcover / 287 pages / $ 29.95 / Available here5 of 5 A phone call informing Krishan of the death of his grandmother’s caretaker breaks the monotonous routine he has established in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo and sends him on a journey north. Krishan decides to attend the … Read more

Guide to the Week of October 25th ~ Your Astrology Guide for the Week

Read your guide for the week of October 25: a useful and concise toolkit for the astrology of the week ahead. Topics 🌈… drunk in love, gifts from good fairies, stop signs, hangovers, thinning veils, battle plans, brave expectations What’s up … October 26th: Venus squares Neptune at 6:06 p.m. PT 28th of October: Venus … Read more

Retired teacher, 95, tells family ‘laughter is medicine for the soul’ as she ends life at Dignitas

A 95-year-old woman cheerfully toasted her family at the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland before downing a glass of barbiturates during her assisted suicide. Isabel Higgins, a retired teacher from Woking, Surrey, reassured her daughter that ‘laughter is the best medicine’ as she burst into a fit of giggles 10 minutes before her death. She was … Read more

Worship is good for the soul

Pastor’s pulpit From Rev. Dr. Chad McMullin, First Christian Church Sedalia Posted 10/22/21 As I type this column, a team is working on a machine to wash the exterior of the church building where I pastor. It’s surprising how much dirt and stains are removed! As I … This article is fully available to subscribers. … Read more

Remembering Naomi Shelton, Gospel Queens and Soul Legend

“Was Sie tun müssen, ist Pailletten zu tragen und wie James Brown zu schreien.” — Naomi Shelton Photo: Jacob Blickenstaff An einem ungewöhnlich warmen Abend im Oktober läutete Richard Julian, der Besitzer des LunÀtico, eines Restaurants und Musiklokals in Bed-Stuy, eine an der Wand befestigte Glocke und rief zum Schweigen auf. Als seine Kunden von … Read more