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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.

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 | Food

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, LIFE.com 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...

Chilling Voodoo Killings Reportedly On Rise In Haiti

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — At least 45 people have been killed across Haiti due to accusations they are using "black magic" to spread cholera, the ...

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

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

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