Posts Tagged: Thanksgiving

This Is What I Get for Wanting

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When I cried over the phone, asking him if he was dumping me, he said in his gentle voice, “Sweetheart, we weren’t really a thing yet.”

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Rumpus Original Fiction: Seasonal Work

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[T]he thing about Gary was that he could believe what he needed to believed when he needed to believe it. So, technically, he never lied.

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What to Read When You Want to Feel Thankful

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Kick off the holiday season with a list of books that Rumpus editors are thankful for!

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Voices on Addiction: A Bad Night

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Trying to protect him from himself is like trying to protect atmosphere from weather.

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The Trouble with Confidence

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“But what are the statistics? Aren’t you taking a similar risk just driving?” Wide-eyed, attentive, he leans forward slightly.

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Readers Report: Harvest

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A collection of short pieces written by Rumpus readers pertaining to the subject of “Harvest.”

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Read All These

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Why stuff your body with Thanksgiving leftovers when you could be stuffing your bag with used books? It was another reminder that I will surely die before I read all of my books, that my descendants will one day be forced to shovel through it all, skeptically asking one another, “Did he actually read all these?” (On […]

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Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #11: Thanksgiving Is Racist as Hell

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It’s long past time to explode some myths about Indigenous Peoples, whites and Thanksgiving. For many of us in the US, Thanksgiving has become a day to reunite with friends and family, watch football and gorge ourselves on an enormous feast. Giving thanks has taken a back seat and the truth about the massacres and […]

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All-American Pan-Asian Chinese Food

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For Hyphen magazine, Jenny Lee writes about the all-American tradition of eating Chinese food on holidays, especially for immigrant families. Not just any Chinese food, either—Lee favors the classic low-cost Chinese buffet, with its mix of foods from across and beyond Asia, all prepared in very American ways. Really, does anything symbolize the beauty of the […]

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Thanksgivukkah Reading

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Over at WNPR this week Maureen Corrigan offers up a “Literary Escape Plan” from holiday stress. The Borsch Belt-style Pilgrim jokes and mishmash recipes (turkey brined in Manischewitz, anyone?) are flying around the Internet; but since Jews are frequently referred to as “the People of the Book” and Pilgrims pretty much lived by the Book, […]

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Skip the Forced Family Fun and Volunteer This Thanksgiving

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Seriously, this Thanksgiving, would you rather 1) endure awkward conversations with those cousins with whom you have nothing in common, and yet another interrogation about your life choices from your grandmother, or 2) help out the homeless, the infirm, and people whose homes were destroyed during Hurricane Sandy? If your answer is 2), we’ve got […]

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McSweeney’s Saves Thanksgiving

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Already overwhelmed by thoughts of Thanksgiving? Want a menu that teeters on the line of conventional and culturally innovative? Look no further than McSweeney’s Thanksgiving Gallimaufry! The online booklet features recipes from their cookbooks, At Home on the Range by novelist and Rumpus contributor Elizabeth Gilbert and Margret Yardley Potter, Mission Street Food and the […]

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Notable San Francisco, This Week: 11/22-11/28

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This week, art porn at 111 Minna, a list of the best Mission bars to spend Thanksgiving at, do good this Black Friday at Creative Housing Liberation’s Housing Harvest, and a Murder Mystery Dinner! Monday 11/22: Attend an extra-festive Cat’s Pajamas at the Makeout Room and see performers Eggplant Casino, Naima Shalhoub, Sanxe Loveji, and […]

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