| Nov 21, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Turkey and stuffing and pie — oh my! From historical tales to scientific stories to essays both touching and provocative, here are some e-reads to get into the spirit of Thanksgiving on Thursday.
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| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:04 PM
There are a few delicious reasons turkey serves as the centerpiece of so many Thanksgiving celebrations.
The versatile bird is adaptable to a multitude of preparations and comfortable with all sorts of ingredients. Long before it fed those Pilgrims at a...
| 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 26, 2013
What Moline's Bob Vogelbaugh wants everyone in the Quad Cities and beyond to know most about his free Thanksgiving Day dinner is this: You're invited.
If you don't have plans and would like to enjoy the friendship of others on a day meant for...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:30 AM
NOTE FROM MG
I have received many questions lately from religious parents of all faiths who are not completely comfortable with allowing their children to celebrate Halloween. The holiday's pagan past disturbs them and they feel somehow that a victory...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 6:30 PM
I am a purist at holiday time. That means I always have the final say when choosing the family Christmas tree, always carve the holiday bird and always stand on a rickety ladder while hanging lights from front yard trees as neighbors watch from their...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 8:22 PM
Around dinnertime on Thanksgiving, Joni Adams-Akita was thinking of her grandchildren.
But not while sitting with her family in front of a turkey. The 54-year-old Pasadena retiree was hovering near the jewelry counter at a Wal-Mart in Duarte, waiting...
| Dec 25, 2013
Don't think that Gina Marie Lindsey is up in an ivory control tower. This week, the executive director of Los Angeles World Airports will be joining an estimated 2.6 million passengers in the Christmas/New Year's scrum at LAX, on her own holiday travels....
| Nov 22, 2013
| 4:00 PM
Thanksgiving is but one day. So just enjoy it (in moderation, of course). After all, it's what you eat the remaining 360-something days of the year that really determines your pants size.
Throughout 2013, the L.A. Times' Mind & Body section has...
| Nov 28, 2013
According to Emily Post, "All rules of table manners are made to avoid ugliness." They exist to shield us from other people's effusions and emissions — and to conceal our own. Manners can act as a lubricant, minimizing social friction, but mostly...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:05 PM
There's a nip in the air. Couples bundle against the cold. It must be time for the "war on Christmas."
Like the changing of the weather, the war on Christmas arrives each year a few weeks before Dec. 25. Conservatives take to the airwaves to denounce...