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The Nibelungen Tragedy

Teutonic Myth & Legendby Donald A. Mackenzie1912

The Nibelungen Tragedy

Kriemhild weds Etzel–Her Desire for Vengeance–The Festival–Invitation to Gunther and his Knights–Hagen’s Bravery–The Doom journey–Dietrich and Hildebrand–How the Guests were received–Treachery of the Queen–Scene at Banquet–Its Tragic Ending–Dietrich intervenes–Hall in Flames–Unconquered Heroes–Gunther and Hagen overcome–Gladness ends in Grief.

IT fell that thirteen years . . . → Read More: The Nibelungen Tragedy

First Nations’ new wave taking art to the edge

By Lyla Miller

Aboriginal artists gathered at an Ottawa conference this weekend are leaving tradition behind as they create erotic fiction, digitally altered photographs and provocative television programs — inviting challenges from within and outside their communities.

Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, an Anishnaabe writer, editor and publisher, spoke about why she decided to publish Without Reservation, . . . → Read More: First Nations’ new wave taking art to the edge

Pet owners turn to new tricks at the vet’s

Interest rising in holistic treatments By Lisa Kocian

The fine copper needles pierced strategic points all over his arthritic body, to unblock the flow of energy. But Benji’s salt-and-pepper face showed no sign that he minded.

“He’s a gentle soul,” said Benji’s owner, Susan Gillis, who brings her 14-year-old chow-keeshond crossbreed to a holistic veterinary . . . → Read More: Pet owners turn to new tricks at the vet’s

Tanker explodes, sinks off Virginia coast

The U.S. Coast Guard searched for survivors Sunday after a deadly marine accident in the Atlantic. The 174-metre tanker Bow Mariner exploded and sank late Saturday, 80 kilometres east of Virginia.

At least three of the 27 crew members aboard were killed, and rescue crews were searching for 18 others. Six men from the . . . → Read More: Tanker explodes, sinks off Virginia coast

Christian prayer as ‘community standard’ or get out

Declaring themselves victims of intolerance is a great ploy by ministers promoting Christian prayer at government meetings. That makes them the tolerant ones, you see.

The group of Christian ministers called Manatee Religious Services is so accepting of other people’s religious beliefs that it has never objected to any religious rituals conducted at Manatee County . . . → Read More: Christian prayer as ‘community standard’ or get out

Premarin Problem: Follow-Up Investigation

Time is running out for thousands of horses used to make one of the most widely prescribed drugs in the country. We’re talking about the Premarin horses. Our investigation into the treatment… and slaughter of these horses back in November made national news. Now in a follow-up, Terri Parker meets with the people inspired to . . . → Read More: Premarin Problem: Follow-Up Investigation

Don’t Be Duped By Phony Timber Industry Ecolabel

Environmental Groups Warn Consumers: Don’t Be Duped By Phony Timber Industry Ecolabel

Last November the Rainforest Action Network and a coalition of leading environmental groups launched a Don’t Buy SFI, a consumer campaign to educate Americans about the truth behind the timber industry’s phony new SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) ecolabel. The Don’t Buy SFI campaign . . . → Read More: Don’t Be Duped By Phony Timber Industry Ecolabel

America puts too much faith in Eastern healing

By Sean Bosker

There’s a huge double-standard in American intellectual and spiritual life. Millions of otherwise rational, intelligent, Americans who are used to questioning what they’re told and thinking for themselves, are abandoning their critical thinking skills and accepting even the most absurd spiritual instructions at face value. For many American’s, if it comes from . . . → Read More: America puts too much faith in Eastern healing

Pentecostal revival spreads in Nunavut

For years, Inuit politicians talked about Nunavut as a promised land. Now, Inuit preachers are taking them literally. After years of patient work, fundamentalist religious leaders across the eastern Arctic are about to join hands and their rapidly growing flocks to form a new church that combines speaking-in-tongues, cast-out-the-devil Christianity with Inuit cultural pride.

. . . → Read More: Pentecostal revival spreads in Nunavut

Deer overpopulation hurts itself and forest it forages

On a cold, icy day in early February, I followed a trail through a mature forest of beech, yellow birch, red and sugar maple, hemlock and white pine. There was about a foot of snow on the ground, capped with a hard, fresh crust of ice. The footprints and trails of white-tailed deer were everywhere, . . . → Read More: Deer overpopulation hurts itself and forest it forages