MARDI GRAS FOR DOGS: Even canines can't get enough of Carnival. Photo: Associated Press
In addition to the many parades and celebrations surrounding the Carnival season, one special Mardi Gras parade features man’s best friend. The Mystic Krewe of Barkus Parade is an annual event open to all dogs and their human escorts.
"Star Wars" creator George Lucas, who was not involved in making the long-awaited new film, "The Force Awakens," said he is as ambivalent about seeing the movie as a divorced father would be about attending his child's wedding.