Christmas will always bring wonderful memories of my mom. I will never get tired of the madness of the season because we enjoyed it together.
Theoretically anyone could be Santa. Yet, while we may see the occasional non-white Santa at the mall or in novelty holiday stories, he is unbearably and overwhelmingly white in our (google-able) imagination.
Have you seen this painting? Created by Norman Rockwell, it is one of a quartet created in celebration of FDR's 1941 address to Congress concerning ...
As our nation mourns those who were killed in Newtown, Conn. , we should remain steadfast in the hope that violence in all its manifestations can be purged from our culture.
Thankfully, the Mayans were wrong and as we gracefully approach 2013, we will face many new beginnings to talk and write about. In addition, holiday time is a natural time to reflect on our past and what brought us to where we are now.
As a kid, my birthday parties weren't always well-attended and two years ago, I celebrated my birthday almost two months late. Why? Because I was born on December 26. But I realize that others might have it worse.
You could always tell how much Mary liked a gift / by how obstinate she was in giving it back. / Each year, it was always the same.
I found Amman's holiday spirit in its sense of community and entrepreneurship -- inspiring, charming and uncompromisingly diligent -- and the sense of giving, whether through art, music or food.
This religion is preternaturally odd. It's fundamentally queer. It's revolutionary at its very core. It began as the religion of women and slaves, the poor and the sick, the oppressed and the outlawed. Its message spread across Roman civilization with such speed that Rome feared it.
When you venture out to see Les Miserables, go with an open mind and an open heart. Allow the actors to tell their story their way, which may be different than what you've experienced in the past.
BEST WISHES FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON AND PEACE IN THE NEW YEAR! Maple Sugar 2012 Watercolor 22" x 30" Barbara Ernst Prey...
With a performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman earlier this month and a debut record that reached #47 on the Billboard album charts, JD McPherson is enjoying one heck of a pop cultural high.
One of the reasons I find the history of Christmas so fascinating is because it's a perfect example of how radically America has changed throughout the past four centuries, and how much it continues to change today just in our lifetimes.
As we reach a time in American history when fewer than 50 percent of the U.S. population claims to believe in the Christian God, the Pope's scholarly conclusions illustrate more clearly than ever that it's not necessary to believe literally in any organized religion's founding story.
Where is democracy emerging that's vital, engaging, and empowering enough actually to get to the root of needless hunger?
Even with the economic crisis looming over the country, Spaniards still excel at celebrations.