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William Ader

An Interview With MISTER Valentine

Forty-five years ago, in 1969, the Catholic Church removed St. Valentine and a few other saints from its official calendar of Feast days, effectively “de-sainting” them. Since that time, Mr. Valentine has refused all requests for interviews—until now, when he recently contacted The Impersonals, wanting to tell his story. The Impersonals: Why now? Over the [...]

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Amanda Mancino

A Short List of Other Irish, Green, and/or Mythological Figures More Deserving of a Holiday

Let it be known, before you decide to embark with me on this veritable ‘Who’s-Who of Potential Celebrants,’ that I unabashedly detest St. Patrick’s Day. Not because of the clever disguises, which allow it to masquerade as a secular celebration despite a blatantly religious foundation. Not because, yet again, the stuff of legends has become [...]

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Pascalle Dugay

L’histoire de L’holidays – St Patrick’s Day Edition

A long time ago in a fictional land called Ireland, there was a potato famine. They only had potatoes to eat, can you imagine? Here are the different ways you can eat potatoes: french-fried, home-fried, twice-baked, mashed, potato-chipped, roasted, hash-browned, shoe-strung, scalloped, stuffed, potato salad, german potato salad, au gratin, sauteed, and those are some [...]

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Julia Davidovich

Your Guide to Living Jewish

I admit I was a bit conflicted as to what route to go with for this week’s column (like, I knew it would be doing a Jew-ey post because, hello, it’s Passover on Friday and it’s coinciding with your pagan holiday so I’m feeling pretty magical) So, in preparation I did an online quiz and [...]

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