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The early American origins of the War on Christmas

This holiday season Sarah Palin became the most recent in a long line of shameless conservative pundits to cash in on the so-called War on Christmas. Her book, “Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas,” was released at the end of November to the delight of poorly informed Fox News-viewers everywhere. The […]

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Krampus fever sweeps nation, enflames Ypsilanti

All of a suden, it seems that Krampus is everywhere. I got a note a few days ago from someone telling me that I’d be getting a call from NPR, as they were working on story about a Krampus festival that folks were working to launch in Philadelphia. I guess, since we started our event […]

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The kinky Roman roots of Valentine’s Day

I wasn’t intending to have a Valentine’s Day post, but I just stumbled across the following on the NPR website and thought that you might enjoy it. …From Feb. 13 to 15, the Romans celebrated the feast of Lupercalia. The men sacrificed a goat and a dog, then whipped women with the hides of the […]

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