Religion

Pastafarian

Pastafarian Woman Forbidden From Wearing Colander on Her Head in ID Photo

A Dutch court ruled that the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is, in fact, not a religion.
Jelisa Castrodale
8.17.18
WTF

Call Your Nonna: Church Says 'Miracle' Virgin Mary Statue Is Weeping Olive Oil

Ready your spaghetti for some divine EVOO!
Jelisa Castrodale
7.19.18
WTF

Argentine Politician Forced to Apologize for Eating Piece of Bloody, Jesus-Shaped Cake

The religiously inclined did not enjoy watching the Minister of Culture bite into our Lord and Savior's frosting stigmata.
Jelisa Castrodale
5.30.18
Oakland

The Tenacity of Chef Reem Assil

The Palestinian- and Syrian-American chef opens up about the intense racist backlash she faced when her Oakland bakery opened.
Leena Trivedi-Grenier
5.11.18
Technology

Rabbi Suggests That Lab-Grown Pork Might Be Kosher

New food technology could call for revising—or at least clarifying—some of Judaism's oldest rules.
Jelisa Castrodale
3.23.18
Religion

Muslim Family Visiting Alabama Finds Bacon in McChicken Sandwiches

If adding bacon to the sandwiches was a mistake, it was a mistake made 14 times.
Alex Swerdloff
8.3.17
bars

This Tokyo Bar Is Run by Buddhist Monks

For 17 years, Vowz Bar has been serving cocktails with a side of Buddhist philosophy, offering drinks with names like Mugen-Jigoku (Never-Ending Suffering in Hell) as well as medicinal liquors infused with turtles and snakes.
Diana Hubbell
7.10.17
ramadan

Trump Skips Ramadan Feast, Breaking 20-Year White House Tradition

The first White House iftar took place in 1805.
Alex Swerdloff
6.26.17
Jewish cuisine

This Portland Bakery Is Making Matzah from the 16th Century

For Passover in PDX, we're gonna party like it's 1503.
Jack Rushall
4.13.17
Jewish cuisine

Sephardic Passover Food: Not Your Bubbe’s Matzo Ball Soup

Brisket and gefilte fish feature at many Ashkenazic Passover seders in the US, but the foods of Sephardi Jews are inspired by their roots in the Mediterranean.
Phylisa Wisdom
4.10.17
Candy

Cadbury Accused of Anti-Christian Conspiracy Over Rumors of 'Halal' Creme Eggs

This is by no means the first time that Cadbury has found itself falsely accused of whitewashing Easter.
Alex Swerdloff
3.22.17
beer

This Church Is Brewing Beer in the Crypt

St. Mary’s Church in North West London brewed its first commercial beer last autumn, and uses the profits to fund youth work. “I’d seen the growth of craft beer,” says church warden Steve Reynolds. “We just thought it’d be funny if we put a little...
Luke Slater
2.27.17
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