Culture & Arts
YouTube/Hillsong

Fragile faith

Culture | Popular worship songwriter’s doubts send ripples through the Christian music world
by Mary Jackson
Posted 8/16/19, 05:10 pm

Worship leader Marty Sampson of Hillsong Church announced earlier this week he is “losing” his Christian faith in a lengthy and since-deleted Instagram post. The news drew swift and widespread reaction, surprising even Sampson, who posted Thursday, “I could not imagine the response. … I never expected to create any waves.”

Read more

Sony Pictures

A summer to remember

Arts | Entertainment tries to recapture the spirit of 1969
by Mary Jackson
Posted 8/09/19, 03:43 pm

Nostalgia for the iconic summer of 1969 has gripped the entertainment industry in recent months. Events such as the first moon landing, the Woodstock music festival, and the killing spree by devotees of Charles Manson brought momentous highs and lows, and still captivate Americans 50 years later.

Read more

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images (file)

Everything’s ducky in Chicago

by Hannah Harris
Posted 8/08/19, 01:41 pm

Rubber Duckie, you’re the one—out of the 63,000 that will “race” down the Chicago River on Thursday afternoon. A dump truck will launch the rubber ducks from Chicago’s Wabash Avenue Bridge, with one lucky duck moving downriver and crossing the finish line first in this 14-year tradition. Proceeds from the Chicago Ducky Derby go to Special Olympics Illinois, which received a check for $420,000 last year. Individuals can “adopt a duck” for $5 each, and the owner of the duck that’s plucked from the water at the end will drive home a 2019 Chevy Equinox.

Read more