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‘Doctor Who': Samuel Anderson begins his journey with the Doctor

Samuel Anderson found out he’d landed a gig on “Doctor Who” the day after Thanksgiving last year. He was hanging […]

How My Preemies Taught Me to Fly

Our twins, Reece and Graham, were born 15 weeks premature on Thanksgiving day 2006. Our son did not catch the breaks you need when you're born that early and after 45 days, we had to say goodbye. Our daughter spent 119 days in the hospital before we finally brought her home. Show More Summary

I’m Not a Turkey Dinner: On the Commodification & Consumption of Indigenous Women’s Bodies

[Original publication date: Dec. 2, 2013] When, a few days ago, metal band Mastodon released their “controversial” Thanksgiving T-shirt that got them a lot of well-earned accusations of racism, I wondered how controversial it actually is at this moment in time to do what they did? Let me clarify. The band defended their choice to sell the shirt by insisting... Read More

Plan Your Thanksgiving Centerpiece Before Labor Day

I feel conflicted. On the one hand, the gradual creep of the beginning of “fall” means that we get Pumpkin Spice Lattes before Labor Day, and…well, that’s pretty much the only advantage I can think of, but I like lattes. Stores have to fill shelves with something now that back-to-school season is over in most of the country, but it’s … [More]

Traveling for Thanksgiving? Buy Your Flight This Week

Summer isn't even over, but it's not too early to start booking your holiday travel. Reserving your Thanksgiving flight before Labor Day will save you some serious cash. Last year, 43.4 million Americans traveled for Thanksgiving, according to AAA. Show More Summary

Sears Continues Retail Death Spiral, Still Sells A Few Useful Things

For the ninth quarter in a row, Sears Holdings Corporation has lost money. Even as the company closes stores, rents out remaining stores, and tries desperate moves like opening early on Thanksgiving Day and making fun of itself in its own ads, the company continues to sell itself for parts in a sad retail death spiral. Yet is … [More]

Is James Foley’s Death the End of Frontline Reporting?

Like many families of those who simply disappear and go missing, James Foley’s were no different. They believed that one day their son, who had gone missing before Thanksgiving 2012 in Syria, would walk through the door. Jim was smart. Jim was brave. Jim was a good guy. Because of these traits, his family and [...]

When Is the Best Time to Buy Thanksgiving Airfare? Now.

Thanksgiving may be months away, but smart travelers would do well to buy their flights now—a study by Hipmunk shows that prices rise dramatically after Labor Day.

Disney Developed Software To Revolutionize Macy's Parade Balloons

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The reason your favorite cartoon or movie character hasn't appeared in Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day Parade isn't necessarily because they're not popular, it might be that crafting an inflatable likeness has just been too difficult....Show More Summary

On Indigenous Peoples Day, Let's Move on to a New View of Native Americans

When most Americans think of Native peoples, if they think of us at all, they think of Thanksgiving and its benign legend of Pilgrims and Native Americas sitting down together to a shared meal long, long ago. Unfortunately, the collective American gestalt places its indigenous peoples in the past, part of a bygone regrettable era. Show More Summary

On Indigenous Peoples Day, Let's Move on to a New View of Native Americans

When most Americans think of Native peoples, if they think of us at all, they think of Thanksgiving and its benign legend of Pilgrims and Native Americas sitting down together to a shared meal long, long ago. Unfortunately, the collective American gestalt places its indigenous peoples in the past, part of a bygone regrettable era. Show More Summary

Why Tiger Woods Will Never Win Another Major

It's Thanksgiving Day, 2009. Tiger Woods is happily married, he's everybody's favorite golfer, and he owns 14 major golf championships. It is pretty much assumed that at some point in the coming few years he will tie and surpass Jack...Show More Summary

Private Equity, Venture Returns Are Best Since Buyout, Dot-Com Booms

The last time venture capital returns were this good, the Pets.com sock puppet had its own balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.

A Day Without Sports

The NFL loves staging games on Thanksgiving, the NBA on Christmas, and the NHL on New Year’s Day. What’s so special about July 16 that Major League Baseball awards their players a day of rest and reflection? Is it to commemorate theShow More Summary

Ndamukong Suh and T.J. Lang Have Awkward Encounter on 'American Muscle'

Detroit Lions star Ndamukong Suh has been involved in his fair share of incidents since coming into the NFL, and some of his actions on the field can lead to awkward encounters off of the field. Flashback to Thanksgiving Day 2011. That...Show More Summary

Newswire: This Black Friday, Garth Brooks is prepared to unleash Garth onto the world

Garth Brooks has taken a break from disappointing almost half a million Irishmen to announce that he will, in fact, release a new record. Garth will come out on or around Black Friday—the consumer-friendly day after Thanksgiving—andShow More Summary

Al Sharpton Teaches Obamabots How To Battle 'Wacky' Right-Wingers With 'Reverend Al's July 4th Barbecue Tips'

On Thursday night’s Politics Nation, MSNBC host Al Sharpton wrapped up his show from New Orleans by insisting the Fourth of July is a great day to unload your talking points in defense of Barack Obama. Just like Thanksgiving. And Christmas. Show More Summary

Summer solstice

Day Before the Solstice a psalm of thanksgiving For sky as implausibly blue as a plastic kiddie pool, scrawled with the white streaks of self-erasing contrails. For grass stretching up, for the rustle of oak and birch, for sumac spreading...

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are due out in November, but what day in November?

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are due out in November, but what day in November? That would be November 21., giving players plenty of time to play the remakes over the Thanksgiving break. Thoughtful, that Nintendo. Want some footage? Read more...

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