| Nov 6, 2013
Since starting preschool, your son taunts his sister with 'boys are better' remarks. Help!
I'd treat this one with eye-rolling disdain, as though what he said was too dumb to bother with. Useful phrases include, "Where did you get that...
| Nov 10, 2013
It's a once-in-a-lifetime event that brings together two holidays, one sacred and one secular; two culinary traditions, both with a signature potato dish; and two guest lists, each with an unimpeachable claim to space at your dining room table.
| 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 19, 2013
Your teen just declared himself atheist. You want him to celebrate the holidays. Help!
From our panel of staff contributors
There's nothing to prevent a non-Christian from celebrating the Christmas holidays. I have Jewish friends...
| 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 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 15, 2013
Hanukkah coincides with Thanksgiving this year — a phenomenon that hasn't occurred in 125 years. The two holidays have common roots in religious freedom: Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the Temple after the Jews vanquished their Syrian...
| Nov 22, 2013
Q: Mario, can you recommend a seasonal side dish for the holidays?
A: The coincidence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah calls for an ambidextrous side, if you will. A vegetable recipe that tastes of the season but also embraces the themes of the holidays. The...