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ISIS Destroys 2 Ancient Shrines In Syria's Palmyra

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2015 | World

AMMAN, June 23 (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have blown up two ancient shrines they consider sacrilegious in Palmyra, a 2,000-year-old UNESCO Wo...

Purity Ring and Noel Gallagher Suffer the Sophomore Slump

Michael Darer | Posted 05.10.2015 | Arts
Michael Darer

"If it's not broke, don't fix it": so the saying goes. This seems to have been the guiding principle behind Another Eternity, the second studio album from Canadian electronic duo Purity Ring.

Faith As Inoculation At Tokyo's Health Temples

Gail Nakada | Posted 04.27.2013 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Koganji has been drawing hopeful health seekers to Sugamo since 1656. Believers come to pray to the powerful Togenuki Jizo statue.

Past Is Prelude In Japan

Jim Calio | Posted 11.21.2012 | Travel
Jim Calio

On my last day in the city, I watched a businessman approach a shrine, waft incense smoke from a pot into his nostrils and then continue on to work, his leather briefcase in hand.