The southern Italian Christmas Eve tradition known as the Feast of the Seven Fishes has become a tradition for Italian-American families as well.
Cindy Coddington, who grew up with the traditional meal in her family, remembers the day as a whirlwind of family and fry pans.
"Ours was fried shrimp, fried scallops, pan-fried smelts, calamari cut up in rings and fried. And I'll tell you after the holidays, you really couldn't stand the sight of any more fried food...for a while," Coddington says.
Originally published on Wed December 14, 2011 8:39 am
Hear ye, hear ye: The court of public opinion will now come to order in the class-action suit by disturbed football fans against dopey football players who act like imbeciles in the end zone after scoring a touchdown.
Your honor, the plaintiffs call to the stand a man of great taste, good manners and exquisite judgment â€“â€“ namely, me.
A new report from the Wyoming Childrenâ€™s Action Alliance says between 2005 and 2010, the number of children living in poverty jumped from 11 percent to 14 percent. Marc Homer is with the Childrenâ€™s Action Alliance. He says the biggest spike came in 2009 and 10 when the nations recession began to catch up to the state, and childhood poverty jumped from 13 percent to 19 percent.
â€śCertainly I think itâ€™s the recession thatâ€™s hit the United States and its impacted Wyoming,â€ť says Homer. â€śSo weâ€™re seeing a slowing of the economy and this trickles down to families in our communities.â€ť
Â September 9, 2011- Music, conversation and storytelling from singer/songwriter and western folklorist Hal CannonÂ along with author and musician Teresa Jordan who grew up on a ranch near Iron Mountain in southeast Wyoming.
The Iowa caucuses â€” the first contest of the 2012 presidential nominating season â€” take place in three weeks. That means there's precious little time for candidates to make their case and close the deal with Hawkeye State Republicans.
But candidates were tough to find in Iowa on Tuesday. Only former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum â€” a big underdog in the race â€” was there. In fact, many Iowans note that this year candidates have spent fewer hours in the state than before recent presidential caucuses.
Second of two stories, which are part of an ongoing series on obesity in America. The first part begins in August as students start their weight-loss journey at Wellspring Academy, a boarding school in Brevard, N.C. The second checks in with students in late October.
Scratch just a little below the surface of American writing, and you'll find a substratum of stories that revolve around an impostor, a figure at once sinister and fascinating. This charlatan moves fluidly between personae, and in doing so, proves that identity is â€” especially in America â€” up for grabs. The impostor thus is everything we insist we are not. But he's also, I think, everything we wish we could be as the inheritors of our open, yet easily manipulated, American culture.