Posts tagged "rituals"

Emily Postmodern: #Mourning In The Time Of Social Media

What can we learn from the Victorians?

Julianna Rose Dow | November 5, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Girl Talk: The Ceremony

My friend Rachel suggested it. We planned it for Friday the 13th, mostly because that sounded like a special day.

“I could really use a ceremony. Do we…

Kate Fridkis | February 29, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Sweaty Apples, Dance Cards & Dainty Gloves — Dating Rituals From Days Of Yore

Dating is a verifiable mess these days, but oh, it was so much weirder and wilder back in ye olde times (not counting that date you went on with the…

Julie Gerstein | July 14, 2011 - 11:00 am

Really, Really Weird Rituals Involving Children

In India, people think having their baby dropped off a roof and onto a sheet 50-feet below will bring good luck and health to the kid’s family. It’s…

Nikki Dowling | August 8, 2009 - 12:00 pm