We Can Thank These J. Crew Models for a Relatively Safe Christmas

If you're lucky, yesterday (whether you celebrate Christmas or not) was a safe day full of good tidings and great joy. Assuming that it was, I think it's time we take a moment to thank the selfless people who sacrificed their own holidays so that ours could be more comfortable. No, not the police! Not the people who… » 12/26/13 5:15pm 12/26/13 5:15pm

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

Celebrating the Holidays Means Partying in the Street Drunk in Britain

Have you heard of Mad Friday? It's like the British version of a frat party run amok, except the people celebrating aren't all in college and the partying takes place in bars and on streets the Friday before Christmas. There's still plenty of alcohol, violence and incessant PDA though. » 12/23/13 7:20pm 12/23/13 7:20pm

Chatroulette Singing All I Want for Christmas Is You Is the Best Thing

Steve Kardynal, the lovable breakout star of Chatroulette, is back with another one of his adorable sing-alongs, this time looping internet users into an unexpected music video for Mariah Carey's classic hit "All I Want for Christmas Is You." If this doesn't get you into the holiday spirit, well, prepare to be visited… » 12/23/13 6:15pm 12/23/13 6:15pm

Sorry, Everybody: Your Thanksgiving Travels Are Going to Suck

Bad news for those of you traveling over the long weekend. It looks like Mother Nature — THAT BEAUTIFUL BITCH — will be pulling out all of the stops to keep you from your intended destination. For so it is written: When the holidays of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving converge in the year of 2013, there will be snow, there… » 11/27/13 11:00am 11/27/13 11:00am

Macy's, Lord & Taylor to Open on Thanksgiving, Tryptophan be Damned

Thanksgiving is for being with family, stuffing yourself full of turkey and cranberries, watching cartoon characters float in a parade, and maybe enjoying the broadcast of violent sports. But this year, you'll be able to start your Christmas shopping even earlier: Some stores will be open on the holiday. » 10/15/13 12:40pm 10/15/13 12:40pm

For Your Viewing Pleasure/Discomfort: Here's Darren Criss as Shirtless…

Okay, I am going to shoot straight with you right now because I trust you and know that you of all people won't betray that trust. Here goes: I am one of the 7 adults in the United States who still tunes into Glee every week and I'm not even going to pull that "it's a guilty pleasure" excuse. No, I watch it because, in… » 12/18/12 5:40pm 12/18/12 5:40pm

What the Hell Is Black Friday For?

Long, long ago, in a time known as the '80s, Black Friday sales started on a day called "Friday," at an actual hour that an actual store might actually have been open—say, 8 or 9 or 10 am. Over the years, the kick-off hours have been slowly rolling back—to 3 am, 4 am, midnight. And this year, stores such as Target, Wal… » 11/19/12 6:00pm 11/19/12 6:00pm