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February 3rd 2008 - The Sunday Edition

Letter from the Editor

Of all the silly things people in North America do, I think Groundhog Day (which was yesterday, February 2nd) is one of the silliest. It apparently dates back to German Mennonites living in Pennsylvania and a folklore tradition that if the groundhog pops out of its hole in the ground on February 2nd and sees its shadow it means there will be 6 more weeks of winter. And if not, its a month and a half... What is the difference?

By the time March 21st (the Spring Equinox) rolls around does it really make a difference? By that time we're all sick of winter anyway. Plus there's the whole March "In like a lamb, out like a lion" superstition. More nonsense to get people excited about Spring.

Here's another one from Germany: Spring Fasching (it means festival). You dress up like monsters, run around the neighborhood and make tonnes of noise all in order to scare away the evil spirits of winter (and get candy from your grandparents). It is a lot like Halloween in many ways. It is also an excuse for teens and adults to get rip-roaringly drunk.

I guess wherever you go you're going to see people having silly festivals (and getting drunk). Tis human nature to wanna have a good time!

Sincerely,
Suzanne MacNevin


The Art History Archive


Neo-Pop Art of the 1980s and onwards. Pop Artists of the last 30 years.
http://www.arthistoryarchive.com/arthistory/popart/Neo-Pop-Art.html

The Canada eZine


What is happening to Canadian television? The CBC sucks this year.
http://www.lilith-ezine.com/articles/canada/2008/CBC-Going-Down-Hill.html

A overview of Canada's Political Spectrum, Parties and their Policies.
http://www.lilith-ezine.com/articles/canada/The-Canadian-Political-Spectrum.html

The Environment eZine


How high will the sea level rise if the antarctic and arctic ice caps melt?
http://www.lilith-ezine.com/articles/environmental/Rising-Sea-Levels.html

The Fashion eZine

Arm Warmers: Hot and Sexy
http://www.lilith-ezine.com/articles/fashion/Arm-Warmers.html

A Guide to Long Gloves and Fingerless Gloves: Keep your hands Warm and Fashionable
http://www.lilith-ezine.com/articles/fashion/Long-Gloves-and-Fingerless-Gloves.html

Classic gowns and dresses and who wore them: Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor,
Audrey Hepburn
http://www.lilith-ezine.com/articles/fashion/Classic-Gowns-and-Dresses.html

The best of European Ecofashion and where to find it.
http://www.lilith-ezine.com/articles/fashion/European-Ecofashion.html

Rusty Joiner - Male Supermodel
http://www.lilith-ezine.com/articles/fashion/Rusty-Joiner.html

Andrew Stetson - Male Supermodel
http://www.lilith-ezine.com/articles/fashion/Andrew-Stetson.html

Mark Vanderloo - Male Supermodel
http://www.lilith-ezine.com/articles/fashion/Mark-Vanderloo.html

The Feminist eZine

Russian Women after the Communist Revolution
http://www.feministezine.com/feminist/historical/Russian-Women-After-the-Revolution.html

The Technology eZine

Microsoft bids $44.6 billion US for dinosaur Yahoo. Will Google bid too?
http://www.lilith-ezine.com/articles/technology/Microsoft-Bids-For-Yahoo.html





The Art History Archive, Feminist eZine and Lilith eZine are subsidiaries of the Lilith Gallery Network.
http://www.lilithgallery.com/gallery/


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