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Ash Wednesday

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  • Ethan Hawke says 'Daybreakers' is no 'Twilight': 'It's a post-adolescent vampire film'

     
    Yvonne Villarreal sat down with Ethan Hawke last week to talk about "Daybreakers," the futuristic vampire-virus film that opens this Friday. Whatever happened to the 90-minute movie? Ethan Hawke is mulling that over, slouched in a dining chair inside a......
  • Brand X Files: Happy Fat Tuesday, Fastnacht Day, Packzi Day (or whatever it is you call it)

     
    Good morning Los Angeles. Mardi Gras is here (well, not exactly here, it's in New Orleans) and so Happy Fat Tuesday, Merry Paczki Day or Fastnacht Day or Fausnaught Day or whatever you want to call it, to you! Ash Wednesday is coming up, so be sure to...
  • Presidential Passover and Easter greetings from Bush, Carter and Reagan -- Herbert Hoover, too

     
    Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush are among the presidents who have offered Passover and Easter greetings each spring....
  • Top 10 list of Winter festivals from Cheapflights.com

     
    Fave Winter festivals? Take a gander at this Top 10 list compiled by Cheapflights.com. The options range from a party in Rio or snow sculptures in Canada. Whatever. Sign me up! Here's the list: • Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights...
  • Watch Out! IHOP Free Pancake Day Tomorrow

     
    Prepare yourself. Tomorrow this could be you, your friend, or an annoying stranger eating breakfast at a nearby table. Shrove Tuesday - aka the day before Ash Wednesday, aka "Pancake Day" - isn't until next week but the friendly marketers at the...
  • "Ash Wednesday Storm" struck 49 years ago

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:One of the greatest nor’easters on record struck 49 years ago today. The “Ash Wednesday Storm,” as it came to be known, generated 70 mph winds that piled up 40-foot ocean waves. Ocean City sustained major...
  • Orthodox Lent starts today; spring cleaning, too

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:Today is the first day of the Great Lent in the Eastern Orthodox tradition. It’s also known as “Clean Monday,” a reference to the obligation among the faithful to cleanse themselves spiritually through fasting...
  • Bishop Noonan observes Ash Wednesday at noon mass today

     
    Orlando Catholic Diocese Bishop John Noonan will preside over an Ash Wednesday mass today, March 9, at 12:10 p.m., at  St. James Cathedral, 215 N. Orange Ave., Orlando. Noonan will participate in the distribution of ashes, which replicates an ancient ...
  • Why do so many people have smudges on their faces?

     
    If you're paying attention today, you may notice that quite a few of the people around you have what look to be smudges on their faces. It's not your imagination. Today is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of the 40-day season of Lent for Catholics...
  • Confession: There’s an app for that

     
    With the advent of Lent comes an app for Catholics that allows them to prepare for confession anywhere, any time, any how with their iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches. “Designed to be used in the confessional, this app is the perfect aid for every...
  • About (Late) Last Night: On 'Conan,' Pee-wee Herman and the story of Lent [video]

     
    Pee-wee Herman drops by Conan to tell the story of Lent on Ash Wednesday....