Posts tagged "black friday"

Protestors Shut Down Chicago’s Shopping District On Black Friday Over Laquan McDonald Killing

Hundreds of protesters blocked many entrances to stores throughout Chicago’s “magnificent mile,” its high-end popular shopping district on Black Friday.
The protests, spearheaded by Jesse Jackson along with other…

Katrin Higher | November 28, 2015 - 10:30 am

I Had A Severe Panic Attack And PUNCHED A Stranger On Black Friday

Black Friday isn’t a good time to find out you have a panic disorder.

It was my first year living away from home. | November 27, 2015 - 11:30 am

An Update On The Ferguson Protests That Took Place Over The Thanksgiving Weekend

The long Thanksgiving weekend was an eventful one for Ferguson protesters. It started on Thursday itself, with the Twitter hashtag #StolenLives, and participants posted photos of the seats they left

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 1, 2014 - 11:30 am

A Small Sampling Of The Weirdest And Most Useless Black Friday Deals

I’m going to try not to let my complete and utter disdain for Black Friday seep through because I’ve done that enough this week. I’ll admit that there are plenty…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 26, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Who Really Offers The Best Deals? Black Friday By The Numbers

I’m not a big proponent of Black Friday shopping. I really don’t think you should do it at all, unless it’s online or it’s the kind of casual shopping that…

Claire Hannum | November 26, 2014 - 10:02 am

Constructive Ways To Spend Your Money On Black Friday Instead Of Buying Stuff

I hate Black Friday for a lot of reasons: Because it so neatly encapsulates the total delusion of consumer culture; because most of the things you can get deals on…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 25, 2014 - 3:30 pm

What If Black Friday Was A Horror Movie?

Black Friday is fast approaching and bringing with it untold physical and emotional suffering in the name of discounted juicers and Xboxes. Fist fights will break out at Walmart, people…

Claire Hannum | November 24, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Good News! Costco And Nordstrom Refuse To Ruin Your Thanksgiving With Black Friday Sales

Not all is lost to the Grinch this holiday season: Black Friday deal-hunters seem to be camping out earlier every year, and most major stores are starting the shopping frenzy early in…

Claire Hannum | November 14, 2013 - 6:30 pm

7 Ways To Spend Black Friday Away From The Mall

Happy Black Friday everyone! Hope your Thanksgiving was fabulous and fattening and as devoid of family drama as possible. It is a straight up miracle that I was not up…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 23, 2012 - 12:00 pm

6 Black Friday Shopper Types You Should Avoid Like The Plague

Thanksgiving may be the day we stuff ourselves with more food than the typical American can handle — which is a crapload of grub by the way — but the…

TruTV | November 23, 2012 - 11:30 am

A Black Friday Sale We Can Get Behind

Black cats have it pretty rough. Not only do they have the stigma of a negative superstition around them, but tons of people adopt or buy the cats for Halloween,…

Julie Gerstein | November 23, 2012 - 10:00 am

The Best Of Black Friday Online Deals

Just because we’d rather not expose ourselves to the dangers of the Black Friday in-store fray doesn’t mean we won’t be shopping the sales from the comforts of our couches…

Rachel Krause | November 23, 2012 - 9:00 am

7 Colorful Alternatives To Black Friday

Black Friday seems to get crazier and crazier every year, and while I’ve gotta give props to my friends who are willing to brave the angry mobs in the hopes of…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | November 21, 2012 - 4:00 pm

What To Wear To Shop Black Friday Sales

We’re not really big fans of Black Friday (because we are slovenly and lazy and can’t be bothered to wake up that early), but if you must — make it…

Julie Gerstein | November 21, 2012 - 8:00 am

Black Friday Begins Earlier Every Year & Wal-Mart, Target Employees Are Not Gonna Take It Anymore

Black Friday is a uniquely American consumerist faux “holiday” that I will never understand. Do millions of people really want to endure screaming toddlers and hordes of teenagers at the…

Jessica Wakeman | November 19, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Guns Were The Hottest Black Friday Purchase

Gather round children, you’re about to hear a depressing tale. Guns — yes, guns — were a real hot ticket item this past Black Friday. Apparently, gun sellers recorded the…

Julie Gerstein | December 2, 2011 - 12:40 pm

Black Friday Pepper Spray: Shopper Who Doused Customers May Have Acted In Self-Defense

A California shopper who unleashed a blast of pepper spray on at least 14 Walmart customers on Thanksgiving night was not charged with a crime. Police say she may have…

Huffington Post Weird News | November 30, 2011 - 11:50 am

What Did You Buy For Black Friday/Cyber Monday?

When God was handing out common sense, she skipped over me entirely (but gave me a little extra junk in the trunk to compensate!). I’ve been buying gifts for my…

Jessica Wakeman | November 29, 2011 - 9:20 am

Black Friday Crime Watch!

Happy Black Friday, the corporate pseudo holiday that encourages and brings out humanity’s most feral tendencies. Here’s a roundup of shit that went down this year.

Black Friday…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 25, 2011 - 2:00 pm

10 Ways To Spend Black Friday Instead Of Shopping

Happy Black Friday everyone! Hope your Thanksgiving was fabulous and fattening and as devoid of family drama as possible. It is a straight up miracle that I was not up…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 25, 2011 - 9:00 am