| Nov 20, 2013
| 11:41 AM
Hey there, Upper Eastsiders (and Orange County denizens): Leighton Meester and Adam Brody are reportedly engaged!
And even though it's not yet Hanukkah, in honor of "The OC's" holiday-mashing Seth Cohen, we're going to call it an engagemukkah anyway! ...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 1:30 PM
As the Geffen Playhouse's revival of the 2010 off-Broadway hit "Play Dead" came to its macabre, gory and unexpectedly palpable crescendo Wednesday, I was ready to rush home and describe my blood-chilling experiences.
But then, at his curtain call,...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 9:00 AM
"Judas Maccabaeus" is the Hanukkah "Messiah."
Or it would be if choral groups had an equal-oratorio policy with Handel. Such a policy, in addition, would give us regular airings of another 23 Handel oratorios, all late works (the composer turned to...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 1:40 PM
A week before Thanksgiving, Cary Moritz is planning a menu like none before: pecan pie rugelach, pumpkin frosted doughnuts and latkes with a dollop of blue-tinged mashed potatoes.
Thanksgiving favorites with a nod to Hanukkah or Hanukkah staples with...
| Nov 29, 2013
Some celebrate Christmas, some Hanukkah and some Kwanzaa, but to me the coming holiday time is potlatch season, and it's starting earlier every year.
A potlatch was a festival of the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest during which the host...
| Nov 27, 2013
The New York I lived in as a kid was a village of four or five blocks. I could wander anywhere my curiosity took me, safe and secure and knowing I'd still find my way home. I could go around the corner to the barber shop and get a trim for a quarter. I...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When he was young, John Rivera used to think Santa Claus took up permanent residence in downtown Chicago, not at the North Pole.
“That’s what it felt like,” says Rivera, 47. “I’d see Santa on TV and at Marshall Field’...
| Oct 13, 2013
Hanukkah is just 45 days away, and Christmas is coming right up!
Forget Halloween candy and costumes. The upcoming holidays qualify as a shopping emergency.
If you think I've lost my mind, don't. It's your sanity that may be on the line....
| Nov 18, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Hannukah, the Festival of Lights takes place Nov. 27 - Dec. 5 and in honor of the observance in Harford County Home Depot will partner with Harford Chabad to offer a Pre- Hannukah Menorah Workshop at its Bel Air location, 655 Marketplace Dr., on Sunday,...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 5:43 AM
Big box retailers and department stores like Toys "R" Us and Kohl's will offer more consecutive store hours than ever before in anticipation of Christmas this year.
Kohl’s stores will be open for more than 100 hours straight, beginning at 6 a.m....
| Nov 21, 2013
| 12:30 PM
For those celebrating Thanksgivukkah, the once-in-a-lifetime convergence of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving this November 28, I have the perfect dish for you. And even if you are just celebrating Thanksgiving, try these crispy sweet potato gems as an...