By Nicole Hennessy Westshore Online, the illusion of anonymity can skew judgment, allowing people to say things they would never say in person. The online comment section of any random news article shows this. Whether the piece is about melting ice caps or community improvement initiatives, sites that draw a lot of commentators also draw [...]
By Nicole Hennessy Westshore Just after the first of the year, Shaker Heights author Sam Thomas released the second book, “The Harlot’s Tale,” part of a four-novel series called “The Midwife’s Mystery.” After stumbling upon the will of a 17th-century midwife in York, England, Thomas began imagining what her life must have been like, fictionalizing [...]
About five years ago, Emilie Barnett initiated a series of group discussions about the Abrahamic faith traditions — Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The discussions, called “Communities in Conversations,” first took place at the Chautauqua Institution of New York. Later, the programs were offered at libraries in the Chicago, New Orleans and Cleveland areas.
Nicole Hennessy Westshore “In every home in America, in the late 1800s, you had your Bible and you had your Sears catalog,” said Will Krause, Westlake’s assistant director of planning and economic development at a Feb. 27 Westlake Historical Society meeting. With photos of Sears Roebuck and Co. homes – once ordered piece by piece through the [...]