Culture Spring step * Alban closing * Atheist etiquette: Thursday’s Roundup By Yonat Shimron | March 20, 2014 ShareTweet EmailPrint More More on Culture Subscribe to Culture courtesy Shutterstock Spring is in the air. Courtesy Shutterstock. Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here.Today is the first day of spring. The Alban Institute is closing. The pilot of the Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing March 8 was interested in atheism.