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  • Liz Cheney's latest gay marriage comments stoke family feud

    Liz Cheney's latest gay marriage comments stoke family feud
    A sibling spat over the issue of same-sex marriage flared anew as Senate candidate Liz Cheney restated her opposition to gay and lesbian matrimony and her sister — and sister’s spouse — angrily fired back on social media. The latest...
  • How to stay gluten-free and still love the Thanksgiving feast

    How to stay gluten-free and still love the Thanksgiving feast
    Depending on who sits at your Thanksgiving table, you may already have figured out how to serve vegetarians or guests who are allergic to nuts. But more people are choosing to eat gluten-free or learning they must do without gluten. And with pie crusts...
  • Gluten-free Thanksgiving: Be alert ... but enjoy!

    Gluten-free Thanksgiving: Be alert ... but enjoy!
    Depending on who sits at your Thanksgiving table, you may already have figured out how to serve vegetarians or people allergic to nuts. But gluten-free is another matter. Increasing numbers of people are choosing to forgo gluten (or learning they must...
  • Honduras presidential campaign shakes up the status quo

    Honduras presidential campaign shakes up the status quo
    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — A new party is challenging the business and political establishment that has ruled Honduras since civilian government took charge a generation ago. And its candidate is the wife of a former president deposed by those...
  • Remembering Wanda Coleman

    Remembering Wanda Coleman
    Wanda Coleman was a force of nature. The last time I saw her, in early 2012, she took over a panel we were on at 826LA. The subject was Los Angeles literature — something Coleman, who died Friday at the age of 67 after a long illness, embodied at...
  • How to talk to your children about Thanksgiving's ugly history

    How to talk to your children about Thanksgiving's ugly history
    This week, schoolchildren across the country will come home from elementary and preschool armed with cutout paper turkeys and stories excitedly recounted about the first Thanksgiving, all those years ago in Plymouth, Mass. At school, most will learn the...
  • Count this game among Thanksgiving's time-honored traditions

    Count this game among Thanksgiving's time-honored traditions
    In 1972, teen workers at a couple of Anaheim fast food joints gathered — like Pilgrims — to compete in their first-ever Thanksgiving football showdown. On Thursday, they will mark their 42nd Turkey Bowl, a tribute not just to tradition, but to...
  • Thanksgiving 2013: Where to eat out on the holiday

    Thanksgiving 2013: Where to eat out on the holiday
    Cooking a full Thanksgiving meal is a lot of work. If you'd like someone else to worry about the cooking, here are some places that will be open and ready to serve Thanksgiving lunch and dinner.   33 Taps is offering a special "Next Day" turkey sandwich...
  • Obama pardons Thanksgiving turkeys after grueling 'Hunger Games'

    Obama pardons Thanksgiving turkeys after grueling 'Hunger Games'
    WASHINGTON – President Obama employed one of his lesser presidential powers Wednesday, pardoning two turkeys in what has become a traditional Thanksgiving ceremony. For the second year in a row, the public was asked to vote on a National...
  • Self-published e-books rife with illicit erotica, survey finds

    Self-published e-books rife with illicit erotica, survey finds
    An outcry over extreme content in self-published e-books -- depicting rape, incest and other illegal sex acts -- has led Amazon, Kobo and other online booksellers to reconsider how those books are sold on their sites. While self-published authors of...
  • The season of excess begins

    The season of excess begins
    Some celebrate Christmas, some Hanukkah and some Kwanzaa, but to me the coming holiday time is potlatch season, and it's starting earlier every year. A potlatch was a festival of the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest during which the host...