My Kid’s Insane List Of Reasons To Be Thankful, Annotated

I have an 8-year-old who has something of an overactive imagination, which is a good thing for a child to have, in theory. There are entire 10,000-word think pieces and scientific studies now about how all playgrounds should be replaced with an open field and a giant barrel of sticks so that kids can go construct an… » 11/17/14 2:22pm Monday 2:22pm

Reminder: The Lions Weren't Always Terrible On Thanksgiving

It's a new American tradition; everyone gathers as a family to watch the Lions get thrashed on Thanksgiving, because the Lions, recent improvements notwithstanding, have had a rough stretch as a professional football team. How long has Detroit been a Turkey Day laughingstock? » 11/27/13 2:38pm 11/27/13 2:38pm

Got Thanksgiving Cooking Questions? Come Chat With Some Food Types

We're pleased to be joined by Sarah Sprague of KSK, Spilly of SB Nation, and Amanda Hesser, former food editor of The New York Times Magazine and founder of Food52. Jolie Kerr, Will Gordon, and I are here, too. We're all hanging out down below in the discussion, awaiting your Thanksgiving food and drink questions.… » 11/27/13 12:00pm 11/27/13 12:00pm

The Foodspin Thanksgiving Reader

Hey whoa Thanksgiving is here! This means you will have to provide some victuals for some people, or else they will finally have the excuse for disowning/defriending/excommunicating you that they have always secretly wanted. Below you'll find all the Thanksgiving-relevant Foodspin action you'll need in order to… » 11/26/13 1:17pm 11/26/13 1:17pm

How To Make Mashed Potatoes (Because That's All They'll Let You Make)

Insofar as your entire life, to this point, can be understood as a series of undertakings begun in earnest, gradually disintegrated by pressure and time, and then finally destroyed with sudden, spasmodic violence, you—exactly you, you there, reading this now—are the perfect person to make and bring the mashed potatoes… » 11/23/13 10:57am 11/23/13 10:57am

Chiefs Receiver Delivers Thanksgiving Meal To Old Lady. Old Lady…

For the last 20 years or so, Chiefs players have spent part of their Thanksgiving holidays personally delivering meals to needy residents in the Kansas City area. It goes without saying that it's a noble gesture—the players get to give something to the community, members of the community get to spend a few minutes and… » 11/23/12 1:15pm 11/23/12 1:15pm

How To Eat Your Leftovers: A Guide For Slobs

The morning following Thanksgiving is a bleary, cotton-mouthed, dead-eyed time—a time for questions, a time of Reckoning. "Oh, Jesus, how much did I drink yesterday?" and, "Am I going to die?" and, "Why do I keep doing this to myself?" and, "Am I in Fort Worth? How did I come to be in Fort Worth?" These are all very… » 11/23/12 11:55am 11/23/12 11:55am

Got Thanksgiving Questions? The New York Times's Expert, Sam Sifton, Is…

Sam Sifton was, until last year, The New York Times's restaurant critic. He also manned the paper's Thanksgiving help line. Now he's written a delightful little volume of essentials, Thanksgiving: How To Cook It Well. It's not too late to save your holiday! Sam can help, with sides, desserts, place settings, drinks,… » 11/19/12 1:55pm 11/19/12 1:55pm