The Solovetsky Monastery

God’s Gulag A remote archipelago is one of Russia’s holiest places—and its most haunted. By Jeffrey Tayler   Image credit: Sergey Maximishin/Panos Pictures From the upper reaches of the whitewashed belfry—between the gunmetal onion domes of the Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral—a giant bell announced the evening liturgy. Scarved women in loose woolen skirts and shaggy-bearded monks in […]

Etta James Dies at 73

January 20, 2012   Etta James, Powerful Voice Behind ‘At Last,’ Dies at 73 By PETER KEEPNEWS Etta James, whose powerful, versatile and emotionally direct voice could enliven the raunchiest blues as well as the subtlest love songs, most indelibly in her signature hit, “At Last,” died Friday morning in Riverside, Calif. She was […]