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Call Your Nonna: Church Says 'Miracle' Virgin Mary Statue Is Weeping Olive Oil

Ready your spaghetti for some divine EVOO!


How La Virgen de Guadalupe Became an Icon

On the anniversary of her first appearance, we look at the evolution of the symbol that has special resonance for Mexican people.


The Virgin Mary: Now With 800% More Tentacles

Thanks to French artist Soasig Chamaillard, the Holy Mother has more looks than Madonna.


This Cartoonist Wants to Convince the World the Virgin Mary Was a Sex Worker

Chester Brown talks about paying for sex, the spiritual dimensions of prostitution, and his new, sex-charged reimagining of the Bible.


Nature's Art Forms, Crystals, Become Mind-Bending Sculptures

Chris Ritson, Kyle Montgomery, and Tyler Thrasher grow crystals to create sculptural magic.


The Science Behind the Virgin Birth

Researchers have come up with several intriguing—if improbable—scientific explanations for the virgin birth of Jesus Christ.


The History of Virgins in Art

As the world prepares to celebrate one famous virgin birth this week, we look at how chastity has been depicted through the ages.


If the Virgin Mary Went to Vegas

Celia Rowlson-Hall's gorgeous feature-length silent film "Ma" re-imagines the life of the Virgin Mary.


Photos of Greek Christians Crawling to Pray on the Island of Tinos

Every August, pilgrims literally crawl to a holy icon of Virgin Mary that is believed to have healing powers.


Why Is Salvia Such a Uniquely Terrifying Drug?

The most potent naturally occurring psychedelic is no fun to use.