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The Stravaganza Series
Tim Golden | 28 February 2013 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: fantasy
A series about the avenues of escape people choose when faced with difficulties.

Pope Benedict’s last audience
| 28 February 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: media bias, papacy, Pope Benedict final audience, Pope Benedict XVI
The world is watching. Hopefully, they’re watching, reading and listening to reputable sources on what the pope said at his last public address.

Poverty, family structure and state spending
| 28 February 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: child poverty, welfare
Why are 10 to 20 percent of children in some rich countries rated poor?

Testimony to a great trust
Benedict XVI | 28 February 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: abdications, Benedict XVI, Catholic Church
Pope Benedict XVI’s final public address is a testament to Christian faith, hope and love - especially love, the keynote of his pontificate.

Bracingly liberal views
Dwight G. Duncan | 28 February 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: law, obituaries, political correctness
Legal scholar Ronald Dworkin, the grand old man of political correctness, died earlier this month.

The 2013 Oscars
Brendan Malone | 27 February 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Academy Awards, Oscars
They got the best picture right and the best actor right. How did they ever choose the best foreign film?

Is Japan’s Population Decline Worse than Previously Thought?
Marcus Roberts | 27 February 2013 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: Japan, population, statistics
Some dodgy population statistics from Japan.

What money can’t buy
Michael Cook | 26 February 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, commodification, market economy, utilitarianism
What is the proper role of money and markets in a democratic society? How can we protect the priceless goods in moral and civic life from being bought and sold?

The worth of work
Karl D. Stephan | 26 February 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: C.S. Lewis, engineering ethics, professions
Which is more important, the work or the pay you get for it?

Books for fun and inspiration…
Clare Cannon , Michael Cook and Carolyn Moynihan | 26 February 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: book lists, cheerfulness
… and an antidote for the over-cheerful. All good literature, though.

One good thing about the Oscars
Sheila Liaugminas | 26 February 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Academy Awards, Hollywood, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscars, Washington D.C.
A young and new star stays true to herself and her values, and by that beautiful simplicty teaches the high and mighty a lesson. How sweet it is.

Cam Jansen Mysteries
Emily Castilla | 26 February 2013 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: girls, mystery
Three titles from a mystery series for beginner readers.

“Wadjda” - a breakthrough for Saudi women
Mary Le Rumeur | 26 February 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: film reviews, Saudi Arabia
The first feature movie made in Saudi Arabia breaks new ground in other ways also.

Baby name wizardry
Carolyn Moynihan | 26 February 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: names
When parents choose a name for their baby they are making a decision that may place them right in the mainstream of social history or at the margins. Now you can find out where you are with an online name…

What an African Pope can offer the world
Eugene Ohu | 26 February 2013 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: African Pope, african values, papabile, sistine chapel
With less than three days to the end of the papacy of Pope Benedict XVI I will like to return to what to many can become a vexed question. The last time it was “Will the Pope come from Africa?”…

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