New Years Trivia: What’s Really Happening at One Times Square


Tonight the eyes of millions will be on this spot:  the iconic One Times Square. That’s the spot at the intersection of Broadway, Seventh Avenue and 42nd Street in Manhattan, where a sailor grabbed a passing nurse for a kiss at the end of World War II.It’s the Midtown corner where thousands of tourists and revelers gather each year on New Year’s Eve to watch the ball drop.The façade of the slim 25-story building is a concrete and marble canvas for some of the flashiest neo … [Read more...]

Bah Humbug! Santa Truthers Chart Their Own Course at the Holidays

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Ah, Christmas!  Children nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of sugar-plums dance in their heads.   But wait....Can you believe this?  Some parents—among them David and Nancy French, who write over on the Evangelical Portal at Patheos—are reportedly SANTA TRUTHERS.These are folks who, for one reason or another, have decided to skip the traditional Santa Claus story in their own families, ‘fessing up to their children that Mommy and Daddy put all those presents under the tree. … [Read more...]

This Thanksgiving, Don’t Let Retailers Steal Your Family Time!

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The annual Christmas Commercialization Controversy is kicking in a day early in 2013. That’s because this year retailers across the country, clamoring for bigger profits, have extended the shopping season by one day—announcing that they will remain open on Thanksgiving Day.  That means that Thanksgiving Day, many dinners will be eaten on the fly, as mothers and their working teenage children head to the mall to shop or, conversely, to work at their retail jobs in stores where the shoppers wil … [Read more...]