Happy Hour
Happy Hour

Being home for Thanksgiving can be pretty wonderful. The food, the family, lounging around in your pajamas watching the National Dog Show instead of helping your Mom with the turkey — you can’t beat it. More

Discuss this
TV
tumblr_mqf0grzRiK1sp6myuo1_500
15 Years Later, Where Is the 1999 Cast of Boston’s Favorite Kids Show ‘Zoom’?
TV

15 years ago today, a group of seven preteens jumped in front of a camera for the first season finale of “Zoom” and performed some science experiments for a TV show that would be a hallmark for most of my generation’s childhoods. The show was filmed in WGBH studios in Allston, so most Zoomers were Boston natives. We decided to look into the original cast of the show and see what they’ve been up to since the it went off air, and to see if they still remembered how to speak in Ubbi Dubbi. More

1 comment
Video
Harvard vs. Yale: How Well Do Ivy League Tailgaters Tackle SAT Questions?
Video

The battle of the Ivy League brawn comes together once a year at the greatly anticipated Harvard-Yale game. But while the athletes duke it out on the field, the fans throw down the gauntlet at respective tailgates. More

Discuss this
Beer/Wine
thankbeers
Turkey Day Toast: 5 Massachusetts Beers to Pair With This Year’s Thanksgiving Dishes
Beer/Wine

Much has been written about the parallels between beer and wine so we’ll skip the pretense, but really, if there’s one thing to take from it: These days it shouldn’t be out of place to see a Belgian quad or a Russian imperial stout instead of merlot or syrah next to the cranberry sauce or gravy boat at Thanksgiving. Beers can have just as much nuance as wine and often pair better with food. Some beers have a time and place. The following local brews deserve a spot on your table Thursday. More

1 comment
Boston
P1060564
Accessible By T: 5 Independent Bookstores to Check Out in the Boston Area
Boston

As the polar vortex begins to make its way own from the Arctic our favorite indoor pastimes make their way to the top of our to-do list. Being the bookworms that we are, hitting up our local & independent bookstores for an afternoon in aisles of novels, journals, and other collections of the written word is surely a must for a successful cozy winter day. Here are some good independent book stores to hit up, all accessible by public transportation.

Discuss this
TV
nathan the bloodhound
The Winners (And Losers) Of the 2014 National Dog Show
TV

If you’re anything like me, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade has lost its luster. Why wake up early to watch gigantic inflatable gas-filled corporate monstrosities when I could turn on cable news any day of the week? The best way to do Thanksgiving morning is to sleep in until noon to fight off that Night Before Thanksgiving hangover, and watch the National Dog Show. More

Discuss this
Music
thanksgivingtunes
All the Mixins: A Musical Guide to Preparing a Thanksgiving Dinner
Music

It’s Thanksgiving Day and if you’re hosting your very first Thanksgiving dinner, you may have no idea what to prepare for your guests. Turkey? Gravy? Stuffing? If those words don’t ring a bell, fear not! I’m here to help. It turns out that throughout the history of popular music, artists have been giving clues as to what you could (and should) be including on your menu by naming their songs after beloved food and drink. Lucky for you, I went through and sorted out the cream of the crop, the ones that’ll make your guests’ stomachs rumble and their feet tap. A little something for everyone.

Discuss this
Video
Think Your Thanksgiving Commute Is Bad? At Least You Didn’t Have to Push Your Own Plane Like These Russians
Video

All week, all that’s been written about is Winter Storm Cato and the effects it could have on Thanksgiving travelers. But for those ready to gripe about a two hour delay and two inches of snow, be thankful that you weren’t these Siberian passengers, who got off their flight and braved -61ºF temperatures to push their plane to help unfreeze the wheels. More

2 comments
Photos
#IndictAmerica Rally
‘Black Lives Matter’: Scenes From Boston’s Ferguson Rally and Protest
Photos

Dudley Square saw roughly 1,400 people turn out last night to stand in solidarity with the Ferguson protesters and in support of Michael Brown’s family. The rally, which began at 7 p.m. and featured a number of speakers, started for many with a march from the D2 police station in Roxbury, and continued after with a march to the Mass Ave connector, then up Mass Ave to Boylston Street. More

1 comment
Feel good
Children Drawing Stuffed Animal
This Toymaker Will Turn Your Child’s Crazy Drawing Into a Stuffed Animal
Feel good

There are few things in this terrible world we live in more precious than a child’s imagination. Nutella, maybe. But the mind of a child is a close second. That’s why the service from toy company Budsies is so cool: they will take a drawing from your child, and turn it into a stuffed animal. Can you say stocking stuffer? More

Discuss this