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The Clown Who Stumbled Into Grace

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 01.31.2017 | Religion
Johnathan Lee Iverson

It was 2009 when Sister Dorothy Fabritze entered the office of Father Frank Cancro's parish in Charlotte, NC. She was there to petition funds on behal...

Thanks To Creepy Clowns, Ronald McDonald Is Lying Low

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 10.11.2016 | Weird News

America’s creepy clown problem is getting so out of hand that even beloved clown Ronald McDonald seems a little freaked out. The fast-food chain McD...

When Life Is In Retrograde

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 10.11.2016 | Parents
Galina Nemirovsky

I woke up this morning and my 6-year-old daughter's eye hurt. This was day five of a mysterious eye problem. On day two, we went to the ER.

Minnesota Police Chief Has A Stern Message For Creepy Clowns

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 10.07.2016 | Weird News

The Farmington Police Department in Minnesota has had it with creepy clown sightings. Police were alerted this week that an individual who identified ...

My Husband, The Non-Scary Professional Clown

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 10.06.2016 | Weird News
Galina Nemirovsky

Clown stories are flooding the evening news and our social media feeds are blowing up with grotesque clown memes and photos. Folks love to jump on a good bully bandwagon and this one is no different - until it goes too far.

Teen Made Up Clown Attack To Avoid Being Fired For Lateness, Police Say

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 10.04.2016 | Crime

An Ohio teenager pretended to be the victim of a creepy clown attack because she was running late to work and didn’t want to lose her job, police sa...

I Carry the Weight of Other People's Sick Children

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 09.15.2016 | Parents
Galina Nemirovsky

The IV bag hangs from a plastic seahorse suspended on a steel pole. A life-saving poison slowly drips through the plastic tube into the thin, fragile ...

WATCH LIVE: A Daredevil Clown Chats Atop A Highwire

HuffPost | Chantelle DMello | Posted 12.29.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

HuffPost’s Weird and Crime executive editor Buck Wolf chats with Bello the daredevil clown as he replicates some of his record-setting stunts....

Astoria Characters: The Clown Juggling a Double-Fun Life

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 04.12.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

David Ellis can't stop the clowning around. His 4-year-old daughter, the so-called Lady S, is looking down on him, longingly, from the second-floor bedroom window.

Behind the Scenes: The Magic of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Riley Arthur | Posted 11.25.2016 | Good News
Riley Arthur

There are few things more American than the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. There is a reason magicians don't reveal their tricks. Going behind the scenes and seeing how the parade is created ended up not in any way spoiling the magic. Instead, it gave me a greater appreciation for the work that goes into it.

Cantaleta: Cuba's Funniest Import

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 08.25.2016 | Arts
Johnathan Lee Iverson

Clowning is a compulsion. The pull of clowning is inescapable. So it was for Joan Fernández Cabrera. "I feel a little magic," is how Joan Fernández Cabrera describes his transformation into his clown alter ego, Cantaleta -- a hyperactive blend of mischief, athleticism and a hapless romantic.

Ax-Wielding Clown Turns Himself In

Associated Press | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.13.2015 | Weird News

HICKORY, N.C. (AP) -- A western North Carolina man has surrendered to police after being accused of swinging an ax at a woman while wearing a clown ma...

Clown Puts On Impromptu Balloon Show For Nepalese Kids Affected By Earthquake

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.01.2015 | Good News

After a devastating earthquake hit Nepal last Saturday, one man brought smiles to the faces of children affected by the disaster. Ron Fowler, a pr...

The Old Man, The Impresario and the Making of a Circus Icon

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 05.03.2015 | Black Voices
Johnathan Lee Iverson

Much like the great Sammy Davis, Jr., the unicycle ensemble from the South Bronx beat the naysayers and racists, as well as the pitfalls of their neighborhood with their talent. They achieved this while breaking down barriers and leaving a smooth trail of unicycle tracks for others, like myself, to follow.

A Brooklyn Clown Is Living His Dream

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 04.13.2015 | Black Voices
Johnathan Lee Iverson

Every clown has a story about when they knew they wanted to be a clown. Perhaps it was that first trip to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, or an insatiable desire to affect others through laughter.

The Great Escape

Rich Siegel | Posted 02.07.2015 | Business
Rich Siegel

I'm told I need an exit strategy. I'm told ad agencies don't need writers anymore. I'm told there's even less need for 44 year old writers. And what do I plan to do in five years when I become 45?

Pitiful Clown Singing 'Hallelujah' Is A Strange Kind Of Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.17.2014 | Arts

Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" is a haunting song, but it took on an even more poignant tone when sung by a 7-foot-tall clown named Puddles Pity Party. ...

Creepy Clown Photos Are Freaking Out Californians

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 10.20.2014 | Crime

There's clown panic in at least one California city. Creepy photos circulating online show someone -- or several someones -- in clown costume hanging ...

I Used to Be a Clown

Eric Trules | Posted 08.16.2014 | Comedy
Eric Trules

"Gino Cumeezi." That was my name. Great grandson of the infamous and toothless "Gums" Cumeezi. A cross between Charlie Chaplin, Jack Kerouac, and Grand Central Station. I like to think of Gino as a subversive public fool. A comic outlaw. A provocateur to the max. Truly one of New Yawk's "finest."

Hey, Evil Clown, Watcha Doing With That Mallet ?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.13.2014 | Weird News

Here's a mallet-wielding clown, and it sure isn't Gallagher. This one smashes heads in front of onlookers who think they're next. Prop skulls crush...

Clowns Are Creepy As Hell. Here's Why Nobody Will Miss Them When They're Gone.

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | Posted 02.24.2014 | Comedy

The news is out: There's a clown shortage. The World Clown Association, the country's largest trade association for clowns, recently reported that mem...

IT LIVES / Scary Clown Just Wants To Be Loved

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 09.19.2013 | Weird News

It doesn't speak. It doesn't juggle. It has balloons but doesn't hand them out. It probably doesn't even sleep. It just stands there, haunting our dre...

'Four Houses': Artist Lives On A Ferry

Posted 07.24.2012 | TV

It was probably the most memorable home yet featured on "Four Houses" (Mon., 10 p.m. ET on TLC) as Victoria opened up her home to three other homeowne...

Buddha Doodle -- 'Identity'

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.11.2012 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Is Your Humor Hurting People?

Lisa Haisha | Posted 07.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Haisha

There's someone in every family and group of friends who always has a joke ready for any situation. Being able to see the funny moments in any situation can be a great quality, but sometimes the laughter is really meant to cover deep negative emotions.