Day: February 8, 2016


Frist ‘Phantom Bodies’ exhibit draws to a close

Nashville’s Frist Center for the Visual Arts will conclude its exhibition “Phantom Bodies” Sunday, Feb. 14, offering visitors a last chance to immerse themselves in its diverse collection of works representing the human aura’s fleeting presence. “The exhibition includes artworks that indicate such presences through surrogates: shadows, imprints, or masks; […]


Fighting ISIS’ ideology requires learning from our past

In view of the current social commotion caused by the killing of innocents, the murdering of children and the enslaving of women, among many other ISIS barbarities, one may feel tempted to erroneously link these atrocities to Islam, assuming that the Qur’an is a book that tells Muslims around the […]


Practicing politics may be the new spectator sport

Last Sunday, an average of about 100 million Americans tuned their television sets to CBS to catch the most watched annual sporting event on TV. We grabbed the hot wings and pizza bites and celebrated the 50th annual Super Bowl. My family was among these. While none of us ever […]