iOS app Android app

Friday the 13th

Anti-ISIS 'Grand Alliance' Derails in Wake of Russian Jet Downing and Quick Revival of Business-As-Usual

William Bradley | Posted 11.28.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Would the result have been different had Turkey not chosen to shoot down a Russian plane which may have veered momentarily -- and this in the Turkish version, mind you -- into its territory? We'll never know.

The City of Light

Cheryl Carlesimo | Posted 11.17.2015 | World
Cheryl Carlesimo

I was lucky enough to spend half of my twenties studying film and working with the great French filmmaker, Eric Rohmer, in Paris. As Victor Hugo says, "if you study in Paris, you are born again there."

Another Democratic Debate Ends, With Hillary Very Much On Top

William Bradley | Posted 11.15.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Isis, notwithstanding President Barack Obama's singularly ill-timed claim of just a few days ago, is decidedly not contained after a year of American air strikes and stop-and-start ground action. Chaos is again in the saddle.

Today (11/13/15) Is Odder Than You Think

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 11.13.2015 | Weird News

It remains to be seen whether Friday the 13th is really an unlucky date, but there is no doubt that today is really odd. Thanks to a calendar quirk, ...

Space Debris To Collide With Earth On Friday The 13th

The Conversation | Nico Pitney | Posted 11.13.2015 | Science

(function(){var src_url="

8 Ways Horror Movies Scare the S*** Out of Audiences

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.30.2015 | Entertainment

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Halloween Producer Discusses Michael Myers' Return to the Big Screen (Cue the Theme Song)

Jon Chattman | Posted 10.26.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

One thing is clear -- no one saw this film's ridiculous success coming -- especially Akkad, who has gone on to produce several Halloween sequels and more. Before we get to the interview, know this: some 35 years-plus later, the film has made its money back more than 200 times.

13 Ways to Waste Time -- and How to Get It BACK!

Paola K Amaras | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Paola K Amaras

My writing partner Paul Kraly and I decided that while we were still not suffering from triskaidekaphobia, we'd brainstorm a companion piece to the re...

Unlucky 13? The Truth Behind Hotels' Missing 13th Floors | Posted 03.12.2015 | Travel

Next time you're in a hotel elevator, try to find the button for the 13th floor. There's a good chance that you won't be able to. Sound nuts?

What? It's Friday the 13th Again?

Mitch Horowitz | Posted 03.11.2015 | Weird News
Mitch Horowitz

This Friday we mark our second Friday the 13th of the year. If you feel like we just observed the dreaded day, you're not imagining things.

For Friday the 13th: 20 of the Scariest Phrases a Parent Can Hear

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

It's Friday the 13th! Instead of watching scary movies or old Twilight Zone episodes, read this post. If it doesn't terrify you, you're not a parent. I present.... the top 100 scary things a parent can hear.

'Of Course It's All Nonsense': People Share Their Friday The 13th Superstitions

AP | Wayne Parry | Posted 02.13.2015 | Weird News

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Get ready for superstition — times three. Friday is the first of three Friday the 13ths this year. Each year has...

13 Superstitions That Still Scare the Bejesus Out of Us

Mitch Horowitz | Posted 04.12.2015 | Weird News
Mitch Horowitz

This week marks the arrival of the first Friday the 13th of 2015. For many of us, even the mention of this "unlucky day" brings a quiver of anxiety. We say it's hoo-hah, but a little voice in us whispers, "what if?..."

Actor Travis Van Winkle Is Slow and Smooth

Tamar Abrams | Posted 08.25.2014 | Entertainment
Tamar Abrams

Travis Van Winkle's twin passions of acting and service make for a very contented man. But this man who is willing to sleep in jungles while pouring concrete and who took knife and stick training to portray a Navy SEAL has a surprising ambition.

The Many Brilliant Faces Of Hawaii's Full Moon

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 06.14.2014 | Green

Many generations ago, the people of Hawaii survived on the islands by listening to the patterns of the Earth and observing the many phases of the moon...

Not Everyone Views Friday the 13th As Unlucky

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.13.2014 | Religion

Friday the 13th may be one of the most firmly rooted American superstitions -- along with black cats and walking under ladders. But where did the supe...

Friday The 13th Is One Of The Cheapest Days To Fly

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 06.13.2014 | Travel

We like to think we aren't superstitious -- but how could you not be wary aboard flight number 666 to HEL? Turns out the sentiment affects prices, ...

Freaky Friday: 13 Wacky Superstitions From Around The World

Marlo Thomas | Posted 08.13.2014 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

I can't say for sure why I've never been a 13th-o-phobe. Maybe it's because I grew up Catholic and celebrated "Good" Fridays every year -- even when they fell on the 13th. Or maybe it's because I now live in New York City, where the only bad luck you'll typically encounter -- like a Con Ed blackout or a cabbies' strike -- happen whenever they damn well please.

20 Full Moon Artworks To Welcome Tonight's Spooky Honey Moon

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.13.2014 | Arts

Today, dear readers, is Friday the 13th, an unlucky day for superstitious folks of Western tradition. Those who suffer from friggatriskaidekaphobia, a...

13 Overlooked Horror Movies On Netflix For Friday The 13th

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 06.13.2014 | Entertainment

All of these are available to stream now. "Scream 2" The camp gets campier in "Scream 2," Wes Craven's sequel to the horror movie that made ...

My Favorite Year: The Pop Culture Peak That Was 1984

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Thirty years ago! Scary! Yet inspiring. (Certainly most millennials I encounter are ripping off that era as fast as their iPad-laden hands can grab.) For your pleasure and edification, I was there (and then), and I reflect.

Full Moon To Fall On Friday The 13th

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 06.13.2014 | Science

For the superstitious, June 13 this year will be extra-spooky. That's because the full moon is set to fall on Friday the 13th, a rare occurrence th...

9 Film Franchises That Made It To 9 Installments

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.09.2014 | Entertainment

Many film franchises carry on and on and on, well past presumed sell-by dates. These franchises rake in millions and sometimes billions of dollars, mo...

Jason Is Slashing His Way Into Primetime

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 04.25.2014 | TV

This is the biggest thing to happen to Friday since Rebecca Black sang about her cereal. Deadline reports that "Friday the 13th" will be adapted in...

Bryan Fuller Talks Horror and Hannibal

Xaque Gruber | Posted 06.22.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

For the first time in TV history, horror on the small screen rivals (and often surpasses) big screen horror in terms of acting, story, cinematography -- and viewers. 2014 finds American television in a coming of age for horror series.