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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Thanksgiving can be a trial sometimes, but one can always turn to books for comfort. Here’s a fun Thanksgiving flowchart from Bookish to help you determine which book you need to help you through any holiday situation.
Are you a teacher or parent looking for realistic thanksgiving literature? No, not the books about Native Americans and pilgrims carving a turkey together but children books that tell the real story? Check out Indian Country’s list of young adult and children’s books that dispel the tall tale of Thanksgiving and give the low down […]
Feeling nostalgic for full bellies and tryptophan induced comas? Jon Cotner walked around Brooklyn and asked residents for their Thanksgiving food traditions. Turns out it’s not just turkey and cranberry sauce.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]