Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

“Between life and death there is a library,” she said. “And within that library, the shelves go on for ever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived.”

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I rarely skipped school when I was a kid. That’s because I always hated to miss lunch.  After all, one of the greatest school traditions is the school lunch.  Kids who bring their own may may not ever know the amusement of trying to figure out what’s in mystery meat.

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Old Town Cape's Tunes at Twilight outdoor music series returns on Friday, May 14 to Downtown Cape Girardeau. The event was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic.

“In Iraq every friendship is a risk. You never know who might turn you in for something as small as a joke, or an offhand comment. Perhaps it will be your best friend who gets your tongue cut out. Perhaps it will be a colleague at work. Perhaps they don’t want to betray you but the mukhabarat will harm their children otherwise.”

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In his monumental work Ulysses, James Joyce suggested that God made food and the devil made seasoning. But even the Bible speaks admiringly of mustard seed, the basis for one of the world's most popular condiments.

The mustard plant is fully deserving of accolades. For centuries its been used as a food, flavoring and folk remedy. In fact it was so important as a medicinal herb to the ancient Greeks that they credited their god of medicine for its creation.