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  • Oscar Night Recipes

    Crimson Champagne Cocktail Brandy-cranberry syrup - 1 quart cranberry juice cocktail - 4 slices fresh ginger - 1 cinnamon stick - 1 piece star anise This will make enough for ten drinks Champagne cocktail - 1/4 cup brandy - Champagne - 1 fresh...
  • News of the Weird: Phallic Aim

    News of the Weird: Phallic Aim
    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...
  • Shadia: Muslims view Christmas with more reverence than you may think

    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,...
  • My Answer: Is this religious group a cult?

    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...
  • Artist wants to put 'Surfing Madonna' in public park

    Artist wants to put 'Surfing Madonna' in public park
    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...
  • A Group of Polaroid Fanatics Take Part in a Retro Photographic Revival

    A Group of Polaroid Fanatics Take Part in a Retro Photographic Revival
    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...
  • CD of the Week: Girls

    CD of the Week:  Girls
    Girls Father, Son, Holy Ghost (True Panther) 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...
  • CEO's first task was to make order of creative chaos stationer

    CEO's first task was to make order of creative chaos stationer
    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...
  • Cult British Comedy, Snuff Box, Now Available on DVD in U.S.

    Cult British Comedy, Snuff Box, Now Available on DVD in U.S.
    “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,...
  • Suburban theater for the week of Oct. 14-20

    "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...
  • Amazon Kindle Fires selling at 2,000-an-hour pace

    Amazon Kindle Fires selling at 2,000-an-hour pace
    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...
  • Dallas Mormons Decry Minister's 'Cult' Comments

    Dallas Mormons Decry Minister's 'Cult' Comments
    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...