(RNS) Who’s got the biggest reputation in history? Two computer scientists have calculated a way to rank significance through measures of celebrity and achievement across time. Not surprisingly, it helps to be white and male.
ROME (RNS) “It’s about marketing,” said Piero Pazzi, the photographer behind the annual calendar featuring attractive priests of Italy. “It’s a souvenir, not a statement of any kind.”
The pope critiques mega salaries. Festivus celebrants seek out state capitols. Native American masks representing ancestral spirits return to the Hopi Nation.
(RNS) Remarkably, at a time when one in four Americans say they have struggled to put food on the table, Congress has chosen to slash one of the most effective anti-hunger programs in the country, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP or food stamps.