20 Years Ago Today, Freddie Mercury Passed Away

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 24, 2011

Not only is it Thanksgiving — Happy Turkey & Sides Day, everyone! — it’s also the 20th anniversary of Freddie Mercury’s death. Mercury, the lead singer of, oh, the greatest band ever in my humble opinion, passed away from bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS in 1991. He died just one day after he revealed to… More »


5 Tips For Surviving Black Friday

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 24, 2011

My friend Cassie is a Black Friday pro. Every year she heads out to the stores in the dead of night and comes back in the morning with approximately $30,000 worth of Christmas presents for, like, 30 bucks. One time I asked her about her strategies and she regaled me with stories that might make… More »


Oops: Idol Winner Has Lip Sync Miss At Macy’s Parade

By: Newser / November 24, 2011

Entertainers of the world, we understand you need to lip sync every now and then. All we ask is that you at least come close to making it look real. Today at the Macy’s parade, American Idol winner Scotty McCreery most definitely did not, notes the Huffington Post. The recording of his “The Trouble With Girls” got off… More »


Infographic: What Their Favorite Thanksgiving Dish Says About Their Dating Style

By: Cass Colin / November 24, 2011

The bird’s in the oven and the tables are set with festive cornucopias, but before your girlfriend or boyfriend digs into their Thanksgiving plate, what can you deduce from their favorite dish?

We’ve pegged your S.O.’s type based on their favorite holiday eats, so you know exactly what sort of a relationship you’re… More »


15 Celebs We’re Thankful For This Year

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 24, 2011

It’s that time of year … time to sit around the dinner table with our loved ones, carve some turkey, and give thanks for the celebs who made our lives better this year. More »


Patti Smith, When She Was Just A Kid

By: Julie Gerstein / November 24, 2011

If you were a fan of Patti Smith’s moving memoir Just Kids, then you’ll probably be really into this great book of photographs by Judy Linn. But even if you haven’t read Smith’s incredible elegy to her friendship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe, you’ll probably want to check out Linn’s work. She and Patti developed a… More »