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Holidays

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  • Broadway Box Office: Halloween Gives Plays, Musicals a Fright

    Halloween scared away some of Broadway's sales last week as nearly every production on the boards slipped at the box office -- but few of the drops were truly frightening. A couple of the dips could be attributed to comp-heavy press perfs and opening...
  • Oscars 2014: Waiting for the call of the 'Wolf'

    Oscars 2014: Waiting for the call of the 'Wolf'
    What is it about the Oscars that lends itself to so much premature ... speculation? Whether it's declaring the best picture race over and done (Congratulations, "12 Years a Slave!" Your Oscar's in the mail!), surveying the awards-season landscape months...
  • Diwali: To celebrate the Hindu Festival of Lights, make kheer

    Diwali, or the Festival of Lights -- one of the most important holidays in the Hindu religion -- started Sunday. The five-day new year celebration centers on festivals, gift giving and family gatherings that invariably include a parade of sweets, or...
  • A fun-size list of Halloween do's and don'ts

     
    At the risk of being remembered as the Ebenezer Scrooge of Halloween--no, scratch that. In the profound hope of being remembered as the Ebenezer Scrooge of Halloween, allow me to re-print once again my 1999 collection of timely reminders and......
  • Kmart, Sears to welcome shoppers on Thanksgiving, stay open overnight

    Kmart, Sears to welcome shoppers on Thanksgiving, stay open overnight
    Kmart is going on a holiday all-nighter, opening for bargain hunters at 6 a.m. Thanksgiving morning and keeping the lights on for 41 straight hours. Sister company Sears also is gearing up for an overnight shopping marathon, welcoming patrons at 8 p.m....
  • Sears, Kmart and OfficeMax to open on Thanksgiving

    Sears, Kmart and OfficeMax to open on Thanksgiving
    If you’re keeping track, add Kmart, Sears and OfficeMax, to the list of retailers opening their doors on Thanksgiving for the holiday shopping extravaganza. Kmart will open for 41 hours starting at 6 a.m. Thanksgiving Day to 11 p.m. on Black...
  • Macy's opening at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving

    Macy's opening at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving
    Thanksgiving turkeys may have to be eaten earlier this year, as more and more retailers are opening their doors earlier than ever for the Black Friday shopping extravaganza. Macy's is opening most of its stores by 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, the retailer...
  • Black Friday isn't a Friday deal anymore

    Seems like "Grey Thursday" is the new Black Friday. Several big-box retailers such as Macy's, JCPenney and destination shopping center Sawgrass Mills have announced an 8 p.m. Thanksgiving opening to kick off this season's holiday shopping. Last year,...
  • Oakland bus passenger wearing a kilt is set on fire, police say

    Oakland bus passenger wearing a kilt is set on fire, police say
    Passengers fled out the back of an Oakland commuter bus Monday after police say a man wearing a kilt was set on fire. The victim, described only as an 18-year-old man, was taken to the burn unit at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital with burns to his...
  • 'Operation Boo' sex offender sweep on Halloween yields 10 arrests

    'Operation Boo' sex offender sweep on Halloween yields 10 arrests
    Ten sex offenders were arrested for allegedly violating their parole on Halloween, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. In an effort dubbed “Operation Boo,” the Sheriff's Department’s Regional Sexual Assault Felony...
  • Celebrating Diwali with light and sweets

    Celebrating Diwali with light and sweets
    Priya DasSarma's childhood memories of celebrating Diwali in India are bright and happy, filled with firecrackers, lanterns and many, many sweets. The Ellicott City resident's family moved around when she was a child, bouncing between India, Europe...