| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:40 PM
"Free Birds" is an odd duck. The animated feature has a nifty premise: time-traveling turkeys, for starters. They're critters on a mission, as one would assume, their goal nothing less than rewriting American culinary history — and the fate of their...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 3:02 PM
Anyone who thinks that holiday season in the desert is an oxymoron should remember that many of the traditions we celebrate this time of year — from Hanukkah to Christmas — originated in arid landscapes. Fast-forward several thousand years,...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 10:42 AM
It’s not just Macy’s turning Black Friday this year into Black Thursday – J.C. Penney also plans to open its doors before the turkey’s cold on Thanksgiving Day.
The retailer will admit holiday shoppers starting at 8 p.m. on Nov....
| Oct 14, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Remember when, on Black Friday, stores would actually wait to open their doors on Friday? This year, Macy’s will continue the shift away from that tradition when most of its stores open their doors at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.
| Jun 12, 2013
| 1:54 PM
The air is crisp, the leaves are turning, and comfort food seems to be roasting or baking everywhere. Thanksgiving is the perfect blend of family, friends and good food, so it’s no wonder many people claim it as their favorite holiday.
| Jun 26, 2013
| 10:59 AM
The USC and Notre Dame football rivalry will continue for at least another decade, which will put the yearly tradition just shy of its 100th birthday.
The Trojans and Fighting Irish have agreed to extend their football series through the 2023 season,...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Apologies for the tardiness of this recap, but I’ve been listening to “Both Sides Now” on repeat and weeping bittersweet tears all morning, which can make it surprisingly difficult to type.
With that disclaimer out of the way, I&...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 12:34 AM
In 1938 and 1939 the Times 'dispatched' journalist to the North Pole to escort Santa Claus to Los Angeles....
| May 9, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Thanksgiving is a holiday built on tradition. And, much to my surprise, I seem to have found a new one of my own -- writing about dry-brined turkey.
After more than 20 years of Thanksgiving stories, I didn't think there was much left that could be...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 7:33 AM
The ex-boyfriend of Halle Berry claims he suffered a fractured rib, bruises to the face and cuts that required stitches during a fight at the actress' home on Thanksgiving Day....