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Been There. Done That. What's Next? 8 Epic Travel Adventures for 2016

William D. Chalmers | Posted 11.16.2015 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

Getting a kick taking an adventure used to be easy: running with the bulls, swimming with dolphins, climbing Kilimanjaro, riding the Trans-Siberian Express. Been there?

Basking In The Spellbinding Beauty Of Haitian Vodou Flags

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.26.2015 | Arts

Walk into the Birmingham Museum of Art this winter and you'll find yourself immersed in a strange and ecstatic experience, somewhere between an ...

Voodoo Leader Dies In Haiti

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.14.2015 | Religion

Max Beauvoir, the leader of the faith commonly known as Voodoo, has died in Haiti of undisclosed causes. He was 79. Haitian President Michel Martelly...

Tavis Smiley: D'Angelo's First TV Conversation in Over a Decade

Tavis Smiley | Posted 09.01.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

The R&B superstar shocked the world when, in December, he dropped his long-awaited third album, Black Messiah. The critically acclaimed project is his first major release in fourteen years, and has reached the number spot in more than 20 countries.

Witches Brew: A Conversation With Author Suzanne Palmieri

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 07.17.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Voodoo, bayous, and lost souls haunt The Witch of Bourbon Street, the latest novel by Suzanne Palmieri. This, her third novel, follows the Sorrow family as they reconcile their losses and gains at summer solstice with a storm coming in.

Single White Female Meets Polygamous West African Shaman

Tim Ward | Posted 05.21.2015 | Arts
Tim Ward

In her sexy, stormy, spiritual memoir, Honey in the River, Marsha Scarbrough explores the contemporary relevance of ancient African wisdom teachings, wrapped around a love affair with a married African shaman.

Voodou Priests And Doctors Are On The Frontline Of Haiti's Mental Health Care

Reuters | ANASTASIA MOLONEY | Posted 01.14.2015 | Religion

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Five years after a massive earthquake rocked Haiti, killing more than 200,000 people and reducing homes ...

This Is How to Experience New Orleans' Voodoo Culture

WHERE | Posted 01.31.2015 | Travel

In New Orleans, voodoo is more than just a tourism catchphrase and a marketing ploy. Have one day in the city? Here's how to get your own experience with our quick guide of New Orleans voodoo stops for the adventurous traveler.

Busting The Myths About Vodou

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.26.2014 | Religion

The real world of Haitian Vodou is hardly like what Hollywood would have us believe. For one, many depictions of the religion focus on New Orleans...

The 2014 Lexus CT 200h Takes Haunted New Orleans

Rita Cook | Posted 12.25.2014 | Travel
Rita Cook

Everybody loves a good ghost story. Or, a vampire tale or a witches scare. Have any idea where the number one city in the United States is that you can find this all in one place? New Orleans of course!

Chasing Shadows: Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers is Updated for 2014

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 12.22.2014 | Technology
Ilana Teitelbaum

To be a Gabriel Knight fan, growing up, felt like being in possession of a secret language. People might sometimes share the same favorite books, but games?

White Witch: A One-Act Monodrama for Contralto & Percussion Starts Halloween Off in Fine Fashion

Holly Cara Price | Posted 12.22.2014 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Composer Brian Schober had been vacationing for at least a decade in Ocho Rios, Jamaica when one day he discovered the legendary Rose Hall, a plantation house located outside of Montego Bay. The property turned out to have a fascinating back story dating back hundreds of years.

Black Savagery and "Voodoo" Horror at Universal Studio's Bayou of Blood

Saumya Arya Haas | Posted 12.17.2014 | Religion
Saumya Arya Haas

If scholars and adherents of Vodou are to be believed, consistent portrayals of 'voodoo' practitioners as barbaric, violent and most of all as African-American, not only influences public perception of our religion, but perception of African-Americans.

Knott's Reveals Gory Details of 2014 Scary Farm: Recap and Analysis of the Exclusive Preview

Annabel Osberg | Posted 10.11.2014 | Los Angeles
Annabel Osberg

On August 6, Knott's Berry Farm treated season pass-holders and members of the press to an exclusive preview of its 42nd annual Halloween Haunt, also known as Knott's Scary Farm.

Lwa Mountain: Post-Crisis Vodou in Haiti

K.J. Wetherholt | Posted 08.21.2013 | World
K.J. Wetherholt

Vodou has been maligned for decades by those with little direct experience of it. However, Vodou has been the one constant during varying Haitian crises, representing more than 50 percent of the Haitian population.

What Is Haitian Voodou?

Pascal Robert | Posted 09.17.2013 | Black Voices
Pascal Robert

Before the European came, there were basically three spiritual forces in West Africa: Islam, animist pantheon faiths, and ancestor worship. "Voodou...

A Not-So-Cute Rick Perry Doll

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

A Texas woman has a solution for any pro-choice activists who have ever fantasized about doing harm to the state's anti-abortion Gov. Rick Perry (R)....

Human Skull Found In Clay Pot Near Margate Golf Course

Sun Sentinel | Tonya Alanez | Posted 09.08.2013 | Miami

MARGATE -- -- After finding a human skull and trinkets in a clay pot in a canal near the Oriole Executive Golf Course Monday morning, police launched ...

Is Magic A Social Service?

Saumya Arya Haas | Posted 06.01.2013 | Religion
Saumya Arya Haas

Magic to the People isn't out to convince anyone that magic is real, and it's not intended to replace qualified medical or psychiatric guidance. It's for those who already believe.

Meeting A Voodoo Priest

Clint Johnston | Posted 04.22.2013 | Travel
Clint Johnston

Once underground, the true experience began. Lisma proudly displayed the tomb used for rituals and rebirth.

Haiti's LGBTQ-Accepting Vodou Societies

Irene Monroe | Posted 04.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

As a monotheistic religion, Vodou holds that there is one God, but adherents also believe that individual behavior is guided by spirits called "loas" (or "lwas"). Many of these spirits are what we'd consider lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, gender-fluid, androgynous or dual-gendered.

PHOTOS: An African Vodoun Festival Mixes Mysticism And History

AP | By JON GAMBRELL | Posted 03.13.2013 | Religion

OUIDAH, Benin -- The deified residents of the Temple of Pythons, when released to find food, sometimes slither across the road into a Catholic church ...

How Vodoun Became 'Voodoo' and Vodou

Gina Athena Ulysse | Posted 01.28.2013 | Books
Gina Athena Ulysse

Kate Ramsey offers in the world of geopolitics critical insights into the inevitable plight of the "avant-garde," to use Haitian anthropologist Antenor Firmin's casting of the first black republic in relation to Africa and its diaspora.

Halloween in New Orleans

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 10.31.2012 | Travel
Karen Dalton-Beninato

It's Halloween in New Orleans with skeletons sitting on pedicabs, blue vampires peeking out from the Rodrigue Blue Dog gallery, and ghosts floating fr...

Why Zombies Rule

Dennis Miller | Posted 10.30.2012 | Entertainment
Dennis Miller

Unlike other classic monsters, zombies are a 20th-century pop-culture phenomenon who have muscled into in the early 21st century.