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Mardi Gras Is the Flip Side of the Blues

Buckwheat Zydeco | Posted 05.11.2014 | Entertainment
Buckwheat Zydeco

This post is co-authored by Ted Fox It's been probably twenty years or more since I was home for Mardi Gras. I'm always on the road. But, you know, B...

How Charley Joe Won 'Fat Tuesday'

Tony Posnanski | Posted 05.05.2014 | Media
Tony Posnanski

One day, Charley Joe had a new wacky idea. Business was a little rough, but he was full of creative ideas. He decided that on "Fat Tuesday" he would offer a free piece of fudge to anyone over 300 pounds. He said this on his Facebook page where all 400 fans rejoiced his idea. Everyone, but one fan liked the idea...

Mardi Gras and Multitasking: More in Common Than It Seems

David Ropeik | Posted 05.04.2014 | Healthy Living
David Ropeik

We ought to worry what the constant cognitive Mardi Gras of our über-connected/multitasking existence is doing to our social and intellectual health, to our decision making, and even literally to our safety.

Celebrate Mardi Gras With a Muffuletta, the Mightiest of All Sandwiches

Stacie Billis | Posted 05.04.2014 | Taste
Stacie Billis

What better way to celebrate Mardi Gras than to enjoy the mightiest of all foods that hail from the great city of New Orleans: the muffuletta. No ordinary sandwich, the muffuletta is the quintessential sandwich. A specimen that speaks to how all sandwiches should be made.

When Celebrities Look Like Pancakes

Posted 03.04.2014 | Taste

Happy Pancake Day!

Mardi Gras: History, Traditions And Little-Known Facts

Posted 03.03.2014 | Religion

Mardi Gras falls on March 4th in 2014. As it is commonly understood, Mardi Gras is a raucous celebratory affair that serves as a final shebang before...

17 Of The Fattiest Foods To Eat On Fat Tuesday

Posted 03.04.2014 | Taste

Let the good times roll.

Top 10 Carnival Traditions

Cheapflights | Posted 04.26.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

With roots in the Christian celebrations leading up to Lent, a time of fasting and restraint, this is the time of year to let loose.

How To Eat Crawfish Like A Mardi Gras Veteran

Posted 05.01.2014 | Taste

This Fat Tuesday, try not to look like a rookie.

Mardi Gras Cocktails For Fat Tuesday

Colleen Mullaney | Posted 02.11.2013 | Taste
Colleen Mullaney

Fat Tuesday is the last day to live large before lent.

PHOTOS: The World's Best Carnival Parties

Travel + Leisure | Posted 04.06.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

To gain converts, the early Christian church incorporated pagan practices, tying them to the period of abstinence known as Lent.

10 Mardi Gras Necessities

Cheapflights | Posted 04.02.2013 | Travel
Cheapflights

The biggest party of the year is about to start! Whether you call it Carnival, Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday or anything else, the celebration of celebrations happens around the world in the days and weeks leading up to Ash Wednesday and the somber period of Lent.

Spiritual Spring Break

Eleni Gage | Posted 05.09.2012 | World
Eleni Gage

There seems to be something primal, maybe instinctive, that makes us want to dress up this time of year. Is it the longer days making us feel frisky? Or do we just need a little taste of good times to get us through the spiritually serious times to come?

Celebrating Ayyam-I-Ha: A Holiday You Haven't Heard Of

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 04.28.2012 | Religion
Homa Sabet Tavangar

Depending on our life circumstances and cultural milieu, we make up different things... I have made up how we celebrate a holiday tradition.

Lent Can Be A Season Of Action-Reflection

Bishop Prince Singh | Posted 04.22.2012 | Religion
Bishop Prince Singh

Every year, the church reminds us to observe an intentional season of introspection during the season of Lent. Ash Wednesday follows Fat Tuesday and launches this season, urging Christians to engage self-regulation.

Fat Tuesday And Skinny Wednesday

Shane Claiborne | Posted 04.22.2012 | Religion
Shane Claiborne

In a world filled with clutter, noise and hustle, Lent is a good excuse to step back and rethink how we live. In a world of instant gratification, it's a chance to practice delayed gratification so that we can truly appreciate the blessings we have.

Plant-Based Meals: Vegan For Mardi Gras (NAS)

Meg Wolff | Posted 04.22.2012 | Home
Meg Wolff

Do you eat vegan, but still want to celebrate Mardi Gras? Well, this tasty traditional Mardi Gras dish of red beans and rice given to me by my friend, Crazy Dick (Rich Curole) will let you stay with your plant-based plan, instead of letting it go out the window!

How Fat Is Fat Tuesday? [GRAPHIC]

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.21.2012 | Business

Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, may be celebrated by young and old, drunk and sober, but when it comes to economic impact, the celebration's moniker is no...

How To Celebrate Fat Tuesday In New York City

Posted 02.21.2012 | New York

The Bell House Where: 149 7th Street, Brooklyn; (718) 643-6510 When: 8PM Price: $8 at door Celebrate Fat Tuesday with the brass musicians of Hung...

If You Got It, Float It: Fat Tuesday A Huge Win For New Orleans Economy

AP | STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 02.21.2012 | Business

NEW ORLEANS -- As Carnival builds toward its out-of-control crescendo of Fat Tuesday, Barry Kern and his team of float-builders and artists are alread...

PHOTOS: Let The Fat Tuesday Celebrations Begin

AP | By MARY FOSTER and STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 02.21.2012 | Travel

NEW ORLEANS -- From the family-friendly avenues of the Garden District to raunchy displays in the French Quarter, New Orleans let loose with a Fat Tue...

LOOK: Sweeten Up Fat Tuesday With A Homemade Paczki

Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.22.2012 | Detroit
Kate Abbey-Lambertz

An amateur baker myself, I've often wondered how difficult it really was to make paczki. When I decided to give it a shot this year, over and over again people wished me luck. Look, I thought, I don't need "luck."

Unsaturated Fat Tuesday (aka Mardi Gras): American Heart Month Day 21

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Some fats promote good health, some don't. The Mayo Clinic recommends you enjoy good fats -- in moderation. But today you eat. Tomorrow, Ash Wednesday, you fast -- and moderation blows.

Ready for Mardi Gras? Galactic Drops Carnivale Electricos, and Stanton Moore Talks About It

Sal Nunziato | Posted 04.22.2012 | Entertainment
Sal Nunziato

It seemed inevitable, but we finally have New Orleans premier band celebrating Mardi Gras on a new record.

British Pancakes For Fat Tuesday

Honest Cooking | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Honest Cooking

As you may have heard, February 21st is Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday or, as it's known here in Britain, Shrove Tuesday.