November 9, 2012 Yes, the gingerbread house is still here, and so are magic winter strawberries. But this is a world where young women and small children are delicacies, too. They're fattened for roasting, sliced up for serving, and cut up into stew.
November 5, 2012 The folks who went to Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in Washington, D.C., this weekend found out that a little sugar, a chance to meet wax figures of presidents, and voting in life-like voting booths may help kids begin to develop a passion to participate in elections.
November 5, 2012 The latest installment of Assassin's Creed, one of the world's most popular video games, has a hero who is part Mohawk. The game's creator says reflecting real 18th century Mohawk life was critical and hired a consultant to make sure the game was culturally consistent with Mohawk culture.
November 1, 2012 The ancient Latin American holiday welcomes ancestors back to the earth for one day each year. Each element on the altar symbolizes a connection between the world of the living and the dead, so naturally, food and drink play a big part. Here we've deconstructed the altar and its meaning.
October 31, 2012 Results of a 1976 experiment involving masked trick-or-treaters still hold true today: We're more likely to do bad things — like stealing candy — when we're anonymous. And that tells researchers about the ways adults break the rules, too.
October 31, 2012 Yesterday, Disney announced that it was purchasing Lucasfilm for four billion dollars and would be putting out new Star Wars films. The good news is that we already know what some of the headlines of 2015 will look like.
October 30, 2012 The studio announced it would continue the Star Wars movie franchise with a seventh film due to be released in 2015, and others to follow. Disney also owns Marvel, which it bought for $4 billion in 2009.
October 28, 2012 Those who study claims that things such as public opinion polls or government jobs reports have been manipulated see the tendency toward distrust of power as neither partisan nor entirely detrimental. They say a healthy distrust of power is part of our democracy.
October 26, 2012 For 50 years, Spanish-speaking TV viewers have tuned into the weekly variety show Sábado Gigante. Since 1962, host Don Francisco has commanded a festive live audience in Miami, with celebrity interviews, musical performances, goofy sidekicks and scantily clad dancers.