DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: Why did Judas betray Jesus? It's never made sense to me, because for years he'd been close to Jesus, hearing his teachings and seeing his miracles. And anyway, why did the authorities even need to find someone to betray Jesus?
They're called leggings -- popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.
The French "tartine" is a savvy sandwich standby: a slice of buttered bread topped with whatever you have on hand. That could be jams, meats or cheeses. Even better: grilled veggies.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: Out of curiosity, I read through one of the Gospels recently, and I was puzzled why some people opposed Jesus and even wanted to kill him. It seems to me that they should have welcomed him.
When it comes to searching out berry dessert recipes, "quick and easy" is a mantra repeated across Google and Pinterest. Bonus: These simple, eye-catching desserts also tend to be "crowd-pleasing."
Miley Cyrus returns to the Sprint Center on Tuesday night with her worldwide "Bangerz" tour, which along the way has provoked the ire of some, shall we say, less culturally aware parents wondering whatever happened to that clean-cut child star who used to be on the Disney Channel.
Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch," already among the most popular and celebrated novels of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. One of the country's top colonial historians, Alan Taylor, has won his second Pulitzer, for "The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War In Virginia."
Kids, parents are people, too. Remember that when you're older and learn of all the little things yours hid from you for the greater good or their pleasure alone.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: Why didn't Jesus take advantage of his popularity and allow the people to proclaim him their king? With such strong support he could have done a lot of good, it seems to me.
Pope Francis, marking Palm Sunday in a packed St. Peter's Square, ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in a remarkable departure from practice. Later, he continued to stay from the script by hopping off his popemobile to pose for "selfies" with young people and also sipping tea passed to him from the crowd.
Jeneé Osterheldt talks to Marlon Wayans about 'A Haunted House 2,' his stand-up tour and a career that's no joke.
The pizza artists at Domino's have gotten a little more adventurous with their latest concoction: a "pizza" made with a breaded chicken crust. Dubbed "Specialty Chicken," Domino's swapped out a traditional pizza crust for 12 bites of "lightly breaded, 100 percent whole breast white meat chicken" topped with meats, cheeses, vegetables and sauce.
DEAR MISS MANNERS: What is a kind and yet firm comment that I can say to the person in line after me at the cash register who invariably comes and stands next to my elbow while I'm using my credit/debit card?
A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear.
A shortage of whitefish in the Great Lakes region resulting partly from the winter deep freeze is coming at an inconvenient time for Jewish families: the Passover holiday, when demand is high because it's a key ingredient in a traditional recipe.
DEAR MISS MANNERS: I am a political appointee. At a dinner party recently where I was a guest, one of the other guests asked about a controversial policy issue relevant to my agency.
DEAR ABBY: I read your Jan. 8 column about the warning signs of an abuser. Would you use your influence to say that men are also victims of abuse?
Hotels advertise "bleisure" packages. The Thai Tourism Authority is promoting "honeyteering." And a Mississippi TV anchor told advocates of gay equality to "go on gaycation." Whatever you're doing on vacation, chances are there's a made-up word to describe it.
DEAR ABBY: I recently exchanged pleasantries via email and text messaging with a lady I met on a website. One day later, I received a message from her stating she'd prefer our method of communication be kept to email and texting because she wasn't much of a phone talker.
Experts in real estate and home construction say more clients are giving priority to high-end finishes, smart design and green materials rather than gobs of space. Look at the lessons four West Side homeowners have to offer in terms of efficiency, green design and a simple life.
DEAR ABBY: I am a 34-year-old wife and mother of four. I'm concerned about my husband. He is 44 and drinks at home every evening after work.
After this winter's polar vortex, it's hard to believe spring is here to stay. But the buds and daffodils do not lie. We invite you to share your photos of springtime in Kansas and Missouri for a future photo essay feature in Star Magazine.
This method frees up your oven for other dishes on the menu.
DEAR ABBY: I have been in a long-distance relationship with "Victor" for several years. Recently I began to suspect he was cheating. What raised my suspicion was that I suddenly couldn't reach him on the weekends.
Teresa and Fred Kamler honor their Polish heritage
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: Did Jesus know in advance that he was going to be put to death? If so, why didn't he just back away or try to escape? -- N.H.
Concerns about electronic cigarettes, including flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, underscore the need to regulate the fast-growing industry, according to a Congressional report released Monday.
The potty humor of "Captain Underpants" children's books and the mature exploration of race and family violence by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison in "The Bluest Eye" would seem to have little in common.
Who's that digging in your yard and into your home? Springtime brings out the wildlife -- for good and for bad. Here is a visual guide for how to cope with unwanted house guests, from woodpeckers and bats to deer, skunks and snakes.
In May 2010, Tallgrass Brewing Co. became the first brewer in Kansas to sell craft beer in cans. After that move, sales rocketed in out-of-state markets where beer drinkers had accepted that good brew could come in an aluminum can.