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Ash Wednesday

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  • When the weather has no sizzle

     
    These are the times that try men's souls. Weathermen, anyhow. The single-digit cold, the record snows, the rumors of snow and even the obscure records breaking - those are the things that keep the weather news clicking. But that was last......
  • 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....
  • No car in L.A.? Must be Lent

    I HAVE MADE SACRIFICES for Lent exactly twice. The first time, I had just joined a Presbyterian youth group with some of the cool kids from my middle school. I gave up biting my fingernails. This February, 24 years later, I gave Lent another go, and gave...
  • Mardi Gras food is generally a lot like the party season's theme: bold, hot and spicy

    Mardi Gras food is generally a lot like the party season's theme: bold, hot and spicy
    That constant rhythmic thunder you hear in the distance isn't from the Daytona International Speedway. It's Mardi Gras revelers gearing up for their own version of a homestretch. The festivities in the Southeast culminate on Tuesday -- Mardi Gras is...
  • 'Carbon Fast' An Option For Observers Of Lent

    Frankly, some people may be tired of giving up chocolate, vodka, fried chicken or poker for the 40 days of Lent. But sacrificing a lightbulb, or higher temperature on the thermostat? Maybe finally spurning plastic bags for reusable organic cotton totes?...
  • During Lent, no need to skimp on flavorful, healthy recipes

    During Lent, no need to skimp on flavorful, healthy recipes
    For those who observe, the season of Lent is here. This 40-day period is typically marked by fasting, giving up a fave food and, for many, eating fish today (Ash Wednesday) and on Fridays. But just because there are a few food rules to contend with does...
  • In Theory: How can Pilot better cover religion in Newport-Mesa

    How could the Daily Pilot do a better job of covering religion and spirituality in the Newport-Mesa area? What are some of the local issues or stories about your church, synagogue, mosque or temple that need to be told? Faith communities contribute...
  • Becoming Hampton: Dates to remember

    Sept. 12, 1570 Spanish Jesuits stop at Indian village of Kecoughtan en route to establishing settlement on the York River. 1597 Chief Powhatan's warriors seize Kecoughtan and install his son Pochins as chief. April 30, 1607 English settlers land at...
  • Baltimore native helps run the church

    Pope John Paul II is dead. The election of his successor is at least two weeks away, and most members of his Curia have lost their positions. During the interregnum, Vatican affairs have been left to three senior cardinals, one of them a former auxiliary...