Let's Keep the Friday in Black Friday, Our True Family Holiday

I remember sitting at the table with my parents, my father's parents and his brother, my mother's sister, and a couple of other people whose exact connection to our family I was too young to glean. The only image of Thanksgiving I had at the time, it became quickly became the ideal for the holiday, which all others… » 11/26/14 4:25pm 39 minutes ago

This Jason Sudeikis Sketch Was Cut From SNL, Good Enough for Late Night

On the latest episode of Late Night With Seth Meyers, the 131-part television documentary about Seth Meyers' time at Saturday Night Live, guy who makes that face Jason Sudeikis got a chance to see his favorite old, unproduced SNL sketch finally make it to air. » 11/26/14 4:10pm 54 minutes ago

Travelers Will Shove One Million Cinnabons Into Their Heads By Sunday

A proper rite of passage when traveling through America's lavish airport system is pushing a hot, thick Cinnabon in your craw as you "run" pathetically to catch your flight. At times of desperation, like when the Burger King is out of BK Chicken Fries™ and an unripe banana™ simply won't do, Cinnabon is a jetsetter's… » 11/26/14 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

Writer's $600 Sneakers Render Him Incapable of Relating to Loved Ones

Every November, media types, ourselves included, trot out the trope that spending time with family during Thanksgiving is necessarily a difficult thing. Your sister is hateful, your uncles are racist, your nana's candied yams are a brutal, sunset-hued chore to be endured. Today, we meet the saddest victim of these… » 11/26/14 3:35pm Today 3:35pm

Scheming Mom Tricked Son Into Thinking He Had Cancer to Raise Thousands

Sandy Nguyen was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail, five years probation, and 125 hours of community service for admitting to having collected tens of thousands of dollars after convincing friends, family, and her own son that he was dying of leukemia. Nguyen would apparently shave her son Jaiden's head every day… » 11/26/14 3:22pm Today 3:22pm

Video: Cops Shot, Killed 12-Year-Old Two Seconds After Arriving at Park

Authorities released video this afternoon of a police officer fatally shooting 12-year-old Tamir Rice this weekend in a Cleveland park. In the video, you can see police opening fire at Rice, who was carrying an airsoft gun, within two seconds of arriving on the scene. » 11/26/14 2:50pm Today 2:50pm

How Long Will I Be Stuck in This Airport? A Thanksgiving Travel Forecast

If you're one of the tens of thousands of people who are trapped in one of the United States' many fine airports on this Thanksgiving Eve, you may find yourself wondering when the hell you're going to get out of here and on to your destination. Here's a quick forecast for your (eventual) departure. » 11/26/14 2:49pm Today 2:49pm

Thank God: Kendall Jenner Was Not Bullied by Models at Fashion Week

Earlier reports indicated that Kim Kardashian's teenaged sister Kendall Jenner was bullied by the other models at fashion week this fall. But Kendall, who has quickly become successful in the fashion industry for you know, whatever reason, told Dazed that no one hates her because she is rich and beautiful. » 11/26/14 2:30pm Today 2:30pm

The Former Basketball Player Who Brought Down Bill Cosby

Without Andrea Constand, none of this happens. Bill Cosby is still America's No. 1 dad, still beloved for giving us the Huxtables and Fat Albert, still embraced in too many corners of the country for telling young black men to pull up their pants, still selling out arena after arena. » 11/26/14 2:00pm Today 2:00pm

How to Explain Net Neutrality to Your Relatives: A Thanksgiving Guide

Thanksgiving is almost here, and that means turkey, mashed potatoes, and getting peppered with questions about tech-related news stories because hey, you read a bunch of blogs and you even know what a yik-yak is! It's only a matter of time before they ask you "So what's up with that thing on the internets?" » 11/26/14 1:37pm Today 1:37pm

Teachers Want You to Know: We Don't Get Summers Off

A little over a week ago, we posted a story calling for submissions from teachers, administrators, and aides working in America's public schools. The post itself received over 1,000 comments and my inbox was backed up with hundreds of emails from teachers who wanted to share not just horror stories but successes, too.… » 11/26/14 1:30pm Today 1:30pm

How to Battle the Necessary Evil That Is Holiday Travel

Until the day when virtual reality is able to successfully replicate an afternoon spent watching football with your family and a tryptophan hangover, you're going to have to travel around the holidays. And while it's nice to finally arrive at your destination, the journey? Not so much. But holiday travel isn't doomed… » 11/26/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm