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Who Knows? Purim

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 05.12.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

In the key scene in Megillas Esther, Mordechai zigs when he seemingly should have zagged, asking Esther a question instead of making a statement. What hidden message was he trying to send to her -- and to us?

Krewe Of Muses: Mardi Gras Parades Explained! (PHOTOS)

Kenny Klein | Posted 05.03.2014 | Entertainment
Kenny Klein

Okay, I'll admit it. When I first came to New Orleans back in the '80s, I didn't know much. In the 30 years since that conversation, I have leaned much. Now I live on the parade route. This week, I have seen some amazing Mardi Gras parades, including last week's Krewe Of Muses

Eyes as Big as Plates, the 'Sublime Elsewheres'

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 03.21.2014 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

Eyes as Big as Plates is the collaborative venture between Karoline Hjorth (Norway) and Riitta Ikonen (Finland), produced in collaboration with senior...

How To Break Into the Glamorous World of Commercial Acting

Jolie Jenkins | Posted 02.05.2014 | Comedy
Jolie Jenkins

Don't start daydreaming yet about buying that new house, deep in the Valley. You'll have to go to a few (hundred) pesky auditions first.

Inside A Growing Subculture Where Costumes Are A Way Of Life

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.05.2013 | Arts

The world of cosplay -- "costume play," for the uninitiated -- is as nebulous as it is distinct. The concept is easy enough to understand: humans dres...

Inside the McKittrick Hotel's 'Curse of the Mummy' Halloween Party

Jody Christopherson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Jody Christopherson

Attendees are instructed to adhere to an enforced costume policy and show up dressed as harem girls, nomads, serpent charmers, sword swallowers, pharaohs, mummies, traders, treasure hunters, archaeologists and the bizarre of the bazaar.

10 Tips for Finding Romance on Halloween

Samantha Daniels | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Samantha Daniels

Halloween is a great time of year if you're single and looking for a new romantic interest. Everyone is out and about, in a good mood and ready to have a fun evening. In fact, Halloween might be the best night of the entire year to meet someone and find some lovin', so grab a costume or a mask and get out there.

Grim Reaper Shines Light on Halloween

Kate Carr | Posted 12.29.2013 | Parents
Kate Carr

It's a problem that creeps up on us every Halloween. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, twice as many children are hit and killed walking on Halloween than any other day of the year.

WATCH: Ellen's Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas For Kids

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.29.2013 | Parents

With trick-or-treating time only two days away, you might be desperate enough to try one of Ellen's last-minute Halloween costume ideas. Careful no...

Haunted Halloween Chocolate

Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz

Halloween chocolate haunts me. October 31st's abundant temptations of free, sugary treats, with chocolate being the most popular, bumps up against my religious consciousness. Which will prevail?

13 Couples Costumes We Hope We Don't See But Probably Will

Posted 10.22.2013 | Comedy

Halloween can be dangerous. There are all those tricks, the poisoned treats (at least, we thought there were in the '80s), and then there's the terrib...

What NOT To Do At An 'African' Themed Party

Posted 10.22.2013 | Black Voices

As Halloween approaches it was only a matter of time before racially insensitive photos hit the web of people dressed up in blackface. This time, howe...

Don't Let Your Kids Be 'Spooked' by Media This Halloween

Rachel Busman, PsyD | Posted 12.21.2013 | Parents
Rachel Busman, PsyD

"Scary" anything -- especially when it's blaring out of every piece of technology in the house, from iPads, computers, TVs and iPhones to radios -- should be reserved for older eyes and ears.

Which Cosplayer Wins?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.14.2013 | Weird News

With New York Comic Con happening, and Halloween fast approaching, people everywhere are scrambling to get their costumes together fast. If you're hav...

Are You Still Wearing the Costume of No Change?

Dianne Harman | Posted 12.10.2013 | Fifty
Dianne Harman

Changing careers dictated the changes in my "costume." But what about all the people who stay in the same career for many years? Do they wear the same things, are their hairstyles the same, do they drive the same make of car?

Sartorial Anarchy; Style and Sympathies by IKÉ UDÉ

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 12.08.2013 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

Style and Sympathies include a selection of self-portraits from Nigerian born IKÉ UDÉ's critically acclaimed Sartorial Anarchy series and for the fi...

Halloween Safety Ideas

Jay Lipoff, D.C. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jay Lipoff, D.C.

Halloween is a fun day for kids and some adults alike. Let's make it a day to remember and score some awesome treats.

CONTEST: Send Us Photos Of Your Best Halloween Food Costumes!

Posted 10.02.2013 | Taste

Do you have a winning food costume?

You Can't Keep a Good Goth Dead

Dori Hartley | Posted 11.11.2013 | Comedy
Dori Hartley

Being an ancient geezer has allowed me two great insights into my own personal character; the first is that, no matter what, I'm a Goth, and the second is, I'm smart enough to know not to dress like one.

Fashion Week: It's a Freakshow!

Alisa Wolfson | Posted 11.06.2013 | Style
Alisa Wolfson

Fashion Week has long been a culmination of starving souls yearning, aching and damn near dying to be noticed. It happens twice a year, for a week at a time (and thankfully not more).

Adam Savage on Fandom

Bryan Young | Posted 10.30.2013 | Entertainment
Bryan Young

Through his career, Adam has taken very seriously the responsibility, through his show and other avenues, promoting the passion for learning and discovery that is a hallmark of his personality.

Engaging Children Through Costumes

Justin Moss | Posted 09.16.2013 | Arts
Justin Moss

Although the season is over, Florida Grand Opera (FGO) continues its efforts to bring opera to the community through partnerships targeting local children with an interest in the arts.

Dust Off That Cape, It's Comic-Con!

Jordan Hart | Posted 09.16.2013 | Comedy
Jordan Hart

There are plenty of geek conventions every year, but this is the biggest. Over 130,000-attendees, big. What began as a small comic book convention in 1970 has evolved into the largest pop culture event in the world.

Polixeni Papapetrou: The Ghillies

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 06.25.2013 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

Australian photographer Polixeni Papapetrou engages part reality, part fantasy moving through the Australian landscape, using the rich terrain as a ba...

Carnevale Series: A Venetian Story

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 06.18.2013 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

Afraid of the Dark, A Venetian Story is a book project containing Stephan Brigidi's photographs and stories based upon his many sojourns to Venice, an...