| Feb 23, 2012
| 10:48 AM
Crimson Champagne Cocktail
- 1 quart cranberry juice cocktail
- 4 slices fresh ginger
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 piece star anise
This will make enough for ten drinks
- 1/4 cup brandy
- 1 fresh...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 12:55 PM
An annual spring fertility festival inVietnam'sPhu Tho province is capped by a symbolic X-rated ceremony rendered G-rated by wooden stand-ins. At midnight on the 12th day of the lunar new year, a man holding a wooden phallus-like object stands in total...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 2:07 PM
I had only been in the United States for about three months when I experienced Christmas for the first time.
It made me long for the excitement of the holidays when they came around back home in Egypt — Eid ul-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan,...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 9:25 PM
Question: We're worried about our daughter-in-law because she's gotten very involved in a religious group that sounds like it might be a cult. Their leader insists on complete obedience, and says he alone knows the true path to God. Should we be...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 8:43 AM
ENCINITAS, Calif. - After months of uncertainty, the location where the infamous "Surfing Madonna" mosaic will likely end up has been determined, but it could spark a fight over religious symbols on public property.
The City of Encinitas and artist Mark...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 2:25 PM
The "pod machine" sits on one side of a crowded room in a renovated mill in Putnam overlooking northeastern Connecticut's Quinebaug River. It has dials, lights, buttons, wheels, levers, greasy cranks and even a flashing red light on top. When the blinking...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 11:25 AM
Father, Son, Holy Ghost
Girls embodies many of the micro trends in the world of indie rock. There's the Phil Spector/girl-groupish vibe, with songs and recordings that seem to transform sexual yearning into a kind of transcendent...
| Sep 26, 2011
When Sally Pofcher took the CEO job at Paper Source four years ago, she found too much of a good thing.
The Chicago-based independent stationery and crafting store reflected the quirky tastes of its founder Sue Lindstrom, an artist obsessed with paper...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 7:35 AM
“The pasty, jowly, chubby guy -- the American guy who plays the zoo boss and who’s always wearing too-tight pants suits and rubbing his nipples in ‘The Mighty Boosh.’” That was the only way I could describe Rich Fulcher,...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 10:00 AM
"The Woman in Black": Fox Valley Repertory marks the ghostly season with Stephen Mallatratt's sturdy chiller (which is being turned into a film starring Daniel Radcliffe). An actor is hired by attorney Arthur Kipps to help him exorcise the memory of an...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 3:41 PM
Amazon.com Inc.’s Kindle Fire won’t be available until Nov. 15, but if the current pace of orders continues, the tablet could outpace the launch of Apple Inc.’s iPad and iPad2.
According to pre-order numbers received by the blog Cult of...
| Oct 8, 2011
| 5:58 PM
Are mormons part of a cult? Dallas minister Robert Jeffries thinks so. He made the claim Friday at the Voters Values Summit in Washington D.C.
We went to a local bookstore to talk with Mormons, to get their reaction. They say it's nothing new, but...