Tag Archives: Culture

March 25

Santa Muerte: Unusual saint gaining popularity in Mexico and the US

Originally the saint of drug traffickers and criminals, Santa Muerte is attracting a whole new class of converts From my column in Communities @ Washington Times  WASHINGTON DC, March 04, 2013 – At a time when devotion to the Catholic Church is in decline, the cult of Santa Muerte, a Mexican folk saint, is flourishing […]

11 Unusual New Year’s Eve Traditions

      From my column at the Washington Times Communities   WASHINGTON DC, December 31, 2012-The coming of a new year is often accompanied by a great deal of custom and superstition. Even though different cultures celebrate the ending of one year and beginning of a new one in different ways, celebrations are almost […]

November 04

Go Girl! DC’s High Heel Race

From my column at The Washington Times Communities WASHINGTON, November 3, 2012 — After being postponed due to Hurricane Sandy, Washington, D.C.’s 26th annual high heel race came off without a hitch on Thursday. The D.C. High Heel Race takes place every Tuesday before Halloween on 17th Street NW, starting on R Street. The High Heel Race […]