What's Your Thanksgiving Secret Weapon?

Thanksgiving, by nature, is a holiday that tests, that challenges. Whether it's a guaranteed hit recipe, a simple yet flawless kitchen gadget, an inspiring playlist consisting of Aaron Copland and Heart's radio hits, or a very specific and pleasant strain of marijuana, we all have our standbys that get us through the… » 11/26/14 3:10pm Wednesday 3:10pm

This Year's Neiman Marcus Fantasy Gifts Include a $65,000 Floral Peacock

We're only twenty-two days away from Halloween, so why haven't you started your holiday shopping yet, you lazy ass? No fear, if you happen to have legally inherited a large sum of cash recently, you might want to check out the Neiman Marcus holiday catalog for some excellent gift ideas. I kid, but I truly love this… » 10/09/14 4:30pm 10/09/14 4:30pm

Kmart Wants to Get Away with Running a Christmas Ad in September

"This is not a Christmas commercial. However, let's say you have an event in late December that you need a lot of gifts for. Like, maybe your entire family is having a birthday on the same day. Now's the time to go to Kmart and put those gifts on layaway," says the actress playing a Kmart employee in the retailer's… » 9/05/14 4:10pm 9/05/14 4:10pm

Library Sponsors Romance Novel Vandalizing Event for Cool Teens

Attention, Cool Teens who are like already totally over Valentine's Day: The Toronto Public Library has planned an event just for you! The Anti-Valentine's Day Anti-Party, as originally planned, would give prematurely jaded pre-adults the opportunity to vandalize romance novels. Totally punk rock, right?! » 2/05/14 2:40pm 2/05/14 2:40pm

Adorable Kid Busts Out a Nonsense Solo During Christmas Pageant

This Christmas pageant seems to be going about as well as children's pageants can go when all of a sudden one kid — who mysteriously remains off-camera (in the shadows, as it were, like a super villain) — busts out an inarticulate solo, suddenly making the pageant awesome. Or at least worth the small amount of iPad… » 1/05/14 1:00pm 1/05/14 1:00pm

Teddy, The World's Greatest Talking Porcupine, Got A Visit From Santa

You can say whatever you want about the holidays—they're a corporate bastardization of tradition, they're a mess on your emotional/financial well being, they fuck up traffic—but I will continue to love our annual holidays for one solid reason. Holidays mean TIME FOR ANOTHER TEDDY THE PORCUPINE VIDEO! Yes! » 12/24/13 8:15pm 12/24/13 8:15pm

The 10 Best Christmas Songs, Ranked

The season of the Christmas song has nearly come to a close, meaning we only have one more day to hum along to the holiday classics before it stops being "on trend" and starts being insufferable. I don't know about you, but personally, I would like to spend this last bit of time being as efficient as possible and this… » 12/24/13 6:00pm 12/24/13 6:00pm

What to Do on Christmas When You Don't Celebrate It

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year—unless you're like me and don't celebrate it. Then you're stuck with a world mostly shut down and seemingly nothing to do. Fortunately you have quite a few options, whether you're along or with friends, to make December 25th a fun day off regardless of your observances. » 12/24/13 4:18pm 12/24/13 4:18pm

Here's What It Feels Like to Be a Fat Person on a Plane.

On a crack-of-dawn flight from New York City to Seattle recently, I had my first ever, um, altercation with a seat mate. I'd almost missed the plane—I was that person staggering on board just before the doors closed—and I'm sure he thought he was going to have the row all to himself. I flashed him an apologetic smile… » 12/24/13 11:00am 12/24/13 11:00am