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This Is How to Experience New Orleans' Voodoo Culture

WHERE | Posted 12.01.2014 | Travel
WHERE

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.

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...