A Modern Guide to Superstition This is A Modern Guide to Superstition, a column by Dorothy Bendel on folk belief and ritual in chaotic times.

What Moving During a Pandemic Taught Me About the Meaning of Home

My grandmother once told me that bringing bread into a home means that its residents will never go hungry.

Apr 27, 2021
Can a Bird and Its Nest Really Bring Bad Luck?

Some think good luck or bad luck is with us from birth—though our luck might change if a winged creature steals a strand of our hair.

Mar 24, 2021
Say “Bread and Butter” and Stick Together

If a pair, walking together, is forced to pass on opposite sides of some obstacle, they should say “bread and butter” or risk a permanent separation.

Feb 22, 2021