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Lent

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  • ‘DJesus Uncrossed’: Most blasphemous skit in ‘SNL’ history?

     
    “DJesus Uncrossed” may have crossed the line, with some calling it the single most offensive skit in “Saturday Night Live” ......
  • Mardi Gras 2013 shifts into high gear with Fat Tuesday in New Orleans

     
    Overcast skies and the threat of rain couldn't dampen the revelry of Mardi Gras in New Orleans as parades took to the streets Tuesday, showering costumed merrymakers with trinkets of all kinds. The parades began around dawn, led by clarinetist Pete...
  • Pictures in the News | Feb. 13, 2013

     
    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Japan, where vocational students raise their fists during a rally to start off job-hunting in Tokyo. The Japanese government announced 10.3 trillion yen in spending last month, which it predicts will increase...
  • Cardinal Mahony blogs about persecution and 'loving your enemies'

     
    Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, currently at the Vatican to help select a new pope, has spoken out on Twitter and his blog about forgiving enemies. Critics have slammed Mahony for going to Rome after new revelations that he worked to......
  • Darden's Olive Garden, Red Lobster sales disappoint

    Darden's Olive Garden, Red Lobster sales disappoint
    Darden Restaurants Inc.’s efforts to spruce up Olive Garden’s lagging sales, including national promotions and cost cuts, were “less effective than anticipated,” the company said while announcing its fiscal fourth-quarter...
  • Foods at the heart of Easter celebrations in Scandinavia

    Foods at the heart of Easter celebrations  in Scandinavia
    Easter in Scandinavia, like many holiday celebrations in this part of the world, is a colorful patchwork of customs, including bits and pieces of a lot of things: Passover, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Easter bunny, cute witches, huge...
  • 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...
  • This Sunday: The smartest person in the room and 'Cuckoo's Nest'

     
    Sunday's book reviews include a Margaret Fuller biography ("The Lives of Margaret Fuller") and a look at Ken Kesey's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" 50 years after its publication....
  • Authors in L.A.: Katherine Boo and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, too

     
    Katherine Boo and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are in town this week reading from their latest books....
  • Galactic's 'Carnivale Electricos' makes one big party

     
    Galactic’s 'Carnivale Electricos' combines New Orleans’ Mardi Gras tradition and Brazil’s Carnaval celebration....
  • Late Night: Nancy Pelosi and Stephen Colbert talk 'super' PACs

     
    Nancy Pelosi and Stephen Colbert talk super PACs and the DISCLOSE Act....