The fabulous Laura from Vegansaurus has blessed us with a hilarious guest post on how to have a happy vegan holiday, and how to try to convince your friends and family that eating vegan holiday food does not make you a "fucking weirdo"...
19 Dec 2008 19:00 GMT
I tend to have very specific ideas about when I allow Christmas season to start for myself, even if they grossly differ from the ideas of both the local radio stations, and the retail world. Despite my grumbling about wanting my holidays to happen in order, I love Christmas music, especially the “classic" Christmas music that I grew up listening to.
19 Dec 2008 17:00 GMT
Long ago when humans had an average life span of a tween, someone observed what we now call the winter solstice: the shortest day and longest night of the year, compliments of the earth’s tilt. With a flair for neuroticism rivaling Woody Allen, ancient cultures zealously erected sacred sites and performed solstice ceremonies, lest the gods deprive them of the returning light.
19 Dec 2008 13:30 GMT
Anyone who knows me knows I’m not a big fan of stuff. Stuff being the useless, gaudy crap collecting dust on storage shelves long forgotten. Crap being an umbrella term encompassing such oddities as tacky Christmas decor. Of course we’re all entitled to our own sense of “good” aesthetics – and if it’s tacky you seek, it’s tacky you shall find.
18 Dec 2008 15:00 GMT
When Sarah Waters’ last novel, The Night Watch first came ...
17 Dec 2008 11:15 GMT
So I lied, BitchBuzzers. This week's edition of why we love the good Doctor and his TARDIS will only be reasons nine through five, as I just looked at the calendar and realized that there are TEN DAYS left until "The Next Doctor" airs on BBC One Christmas night. I figured that I should save the very best reasons to love DW for 22 December, a mere THREE days before what is sure to be an awesome Christmas Who Special!!
16 Dec 2008 17:00 GMT
'll admit there have been times I've taken my close proximity to New York City for granted. I often forget that one of the greatest cities in the world is there for me to explore just beyond my backyard. I'm always drawn to New York during the Christmas season, as it is unequivocally my favorite time of the year to visit and soak up a bit of the holiday atmosphere.
16 Dec 2008 16:00 GMT
Nigella Lawson might be cowering in the wake of the controversy she caused last week over her somewhat shocking fur comments, but luckily this isn’t stopping her from doing what she does best: educating us foolish Aunt Bessie devotees in how to cook proper Christmas food. Last ni...
16 Dec 2008 10:15 GMT
I recently had the great pleasure of catching up with Barunka O'Shaughnessy from Beehive and I have to admit, I'm now a full-blown Barunka Fangirl. Not only is she so hilarious that she'll easily make you pee your pants, but she's also really friendly, open, and lovely to speak to. *swoon*
15 Dec 2008 15:30 GMT
So far I’ve been hesitant about including Jeanette Winterson in this series. Primarily because I’m such a squealing fangirl about her that I wasn’t sure I’d be able to write this article with anything approaching eloquence or coherence. And also because I assumed any lady literature aficionado worth her salt would already know all about the wonderful Ms. Winterson. But then I realised that I might be being presumptuous.
15 Dec 2008 11:30 GMT