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Defending Vodou In Haiti

Gina Athena Ulysse | Posted 12.18.2012 | Religion
Gina Athena Ulysse

While perception of Haiti as synonymous with Vodou reigns in public imagination, within the republic the religion is under attack again. Vodouists and supporters from all over Haiti and its diaspora took to the streets of Port-au-Prince yesterday to protest.

eBay Bans That Ol' Black Magic

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.16.2012 | Small Business

Curses! eBay has banned magic spells and potions. A small paragraph in the new eBay 2012 Fall Seller Update (h/t Tecca) is proving to be a big bumm...

Voodoo Curse Theory: 'I Don't Know How Else To Explain This'

Posted 06.04.2012 | Miami

Friends and family say he was a nice guy who carried a Bible around, loved quoting scripture, and wanted to become a better person. Police records sho...

Natural Beauty Tips for Humans

Carine Fabius | Posted 05.06.2012 | Fifty
Carine Fabius

Let me share a few of the dirt-cheap recipes I either found or created that totally make me happy.

A Slow Jam For Your Monday Morning

Posted 01.30.2012 | Home

Odd Future's resident crooner has just the slow jam for your Monday morning slog. Frank Ocean's latest, "Voodoo," clocks in at under two minutes, but ...

Haiti's Vodou: A World Of Wonder And Surrender

Gina Athena Ulysse | Posted 03.12.2012 | Religion
Gina Athena Ulysse

As Haiti returns to the mainstream media this week to mark the second anniversary of the quake, let's remember the spirits.

World's Biggest Doughnut Box Is Hell-Bent On Fattening Us Up

Posted 10.10.2011 | Home

On Saturday, Voodoo Doughnut of Portland, OR set a new record for the largest box of doughnuts ever. The bakery's 7x7x5 pink box weighed in at a hefty...

An Inside Look At A Haitian Vodou Ceremony (GRAPHIC IMAGES)

Posted 09.12.2011 | World

Having traveled extensively in Haiti over the years, photographer Anthony Karen offers an inside look at Haitian Vodou, one of the world's mo...

What is Voodoo? Making Sense Of Animal Sacrifice, The Undead And Possession

Saumya Arya Haas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Saumya Arya Haas

Presenting Voodoo to my readers has been challenging: it is a vast, varied and much-abused subject. These issues come with considerable cultural baggage, so bear with me.

A Bowl Game for the Rest of Us Raises Funds in New Orleans

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Karen Dalton-Beninato

In a friendly private game of flag football, both teams used strips of toilet paper as flags and toilet bowls were integrated into the trophies.

The Return of Baby Doc

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

"Baby Doc" will be lucky to escape jail or lynching. But nothing is for sure in Haiti. His luck may yet change. Up in the mountains the drums beat, and the whisper goes around, "the son of our Great Hongan is returned."

This Year In Weird News: Voodoo, Highway Concerts & Toilet Flushes

Curbed LA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

For our second to last installment of the 2010 Curbed Awards, we consider the year's strangest events, kookiest characters, and plain biggest assholes...

"Ayiti Kale Je" Video Offers Fearless Look at Haiti's Christmas Cholera

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber


Call and Response (Il)literacy

Valorie_Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Gina Athena Ulysse's spoken word project, "Because When God Is Too Busy," clearly proclaims that it is imperative to avoid writing Haiti off as if it is unworthy of our resolve.

Happy Halloween - 10 Sights from New Orleans

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Happy Halloween from New Orleans, a city so nestled in the spirit world a Day of the Dead is practically redundant. From Saturday Night's Halloween Pa...

Friday Talking Points [143] -- Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Appeal?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

[OK, that was rather a fun title to write, but I have to at least begin with a warning that, while today's column is almost completely Obama-centric i...

Franketienne: Haiti's First Nobel Laureate - Hopefully

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jim Luce

As a cultural area studies graduate, seldom do I feel over my head culturally. Standing in the home of possibly the next Nobel Prize recipient for Li...

Evangelicals Throw Rocks at Haitian Religious Service

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lisa Derrick

Evangelicals violently disrupted a traditional religious ceremony in the Cite Soleil slum, located just outside the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince.

Notre Dame Offers Free Online Course in Haitian Language and Culture

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Anne Dilenschneider

Notre Dame is offering Professor Karen Richman's "Creole Language and Culture" class as a free online course, recommended for anyone planning to participating in the Haitian relief effort.

Reading the Pictures: Haiti Cruises -- The Fun Is Just Beginning

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2010-01-24-Picture13.jpgMany argue that an expanded tourism industry is part of the economic path forward for Haiti.

The 'Voodoo' Eastern Medicine Vs. The Tested (And FDA Approved) Western Medicine

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

My biggest piece of advice for anyone looking closely at Eastern medical practices is to do research, keep an open mind and consult with your physician.

Where'd You Go, D'Angelo?

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

To fully understand the impact and importance of Voodoo, you have to place yourself in the middle of the late 20th century R&B landscape, where a battle was being waged for the soul of black American music.

Bad Laws Pass Fast

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I will say one thing about the plan that is being floated by Bush and Congress right now -- laws that pass quickly almost always turn out to be bad ones. Think USA PATRIOT Act.