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Ash Wednesday

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  • Review: 'The Exorcist' falls short of a devilishly good time

     Review: 'The Exorcist' falls short of a devilishly good time
    Two questions immediately presented themselves when it was announced that "The Exorcist" was going to be done onstage: How? And why? At the show's premiere Wednesday at the Geffen Playhouse, the creators seemed to be searching for answers to these...
  • Ash Wednesday Storm: More memories

    Ash Wednesday Storm: More memories
    I received a piece of clarification on one of the photos used with yesterday's retrospective of the Ash Wednesday Storm that I found interesting. As one reader remembers it, the "motel" shown above was perhaps a forebear of the condominium towers that...
  • Poetry in a Time of Tragedy

    The recent tragedy in Newtown brings forth, understandably, questions about poetry. Can I communicate my grief by writing a poem? Can I find solace or an answer in poetry? Newspaper and magazine editors know, to their chagrin, that the response to...
  • King cakes are a great way to indulge before Lent

    King cakes are a great way to indulge before Lent
    At first sight, it comes across as, well, a little unusual. A large wreath-shaped cake bedazzled in vibrant shades of purple, green and gold — there's nothing subtle about it. It might be flavored simply with a touch of cinnamon sugar, or maybe it's...
  • Be the Mardi Gras king and queen

    Be the Mardi Gras king and queen
     Mardi Gras Casino (831 N. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, 954-924-3200, MardiGrasCasino.com) has music, parties and promotions this week celebrating its raison d'etre: Fat Tuesday itself.   The celebration before Ash Wednesday comes a little early...
  • Pancakes are traditional Fat Tuesday fare

    Pancakes are traditional Fat Tuesday fare
    Come Tuesday, if you aren't marching in a parade or eating a King cake in celebration of Carnival or Mardi Gras, there's a good chance you'll be eating pancakes. That is the other traditional food of Fat Tuesday. Also known as Shrove Tuesday, the...
  • Ash Wednesday is today

    Ash Wednesday is today
    Christians in several traditions observe today as Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. The season is a period of solemnity before Easter, the traditional observance of Jesus' resurrection, which will fall this year on April 8. Ash Wednesday takes its name...
  • Fish Fridays: More ideas for cooking salmon

    Fish Fridays: More ideas for cooking salmon
    Ash Wednesday is Feb. 22 this year, the start of the Lenten season in the Western church. Many will observe Lent by giving up meat as a mark of contrition but as my Good Eating story “Fish again? 5 strategies for serving salmon for Lenten meals&...
  • Cardinal Dolan Talks Baseball And The Basics Of Faith

    Cardinal Dolan Talks Baseball And The Basics Of Faith
    "Welcome everyone to Ash Wednesday Mass here at St. Patrick's Cathedral... You're off to a great start," and so was Timothy Cardinal Dolan. Fresh off his ascent in Rome, Cardinal Dolan reached the lunch hour crowd at St. Patrick's Cathedral with a...
  • Devout mark start of Lent

    Christians crowded into local churches Wednesday, joining their counterparts around the world to mark the start of Lent with the traditional application of ashes to the forehead. The 40-day Lenten season is regarded by Roman Catholics and others as...
  • Day trips: Dining, wining and chocolate treats

    Day trips: Dining, wining and chocolate treats
    Rehoboth Beach, Del. Chocolate Festival Enjoy a taste of something sweet at the 22nd annual Chocolate Festival in downtown Rehoboth Beach on Saturday, March 3. The festival includes a seven-category chocolate baking contest open to all levels of skill,...