Last Call: Where are you giving this Tuesday?

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Don’t forget to give to your favorite charity today

As you must know by now, it’s Giving Tuesday, so hopefully you saved some of that cash intended for Cyber Monday to contribute to a benevolent cause. My personal favorite is the Greater Chicago Food Depository, which helps provide food to hungry Chicagoans through a network of food pantries, but there are no shortage of good works that could use your generous donation this year. So while you’re planning your holiday list, don’t forget to give to a worthy cause as well. [Gwen Ihnat]


Giving should feel personal

I had taken dance classes since I was about 5 years old, but I can remember exactly where I was—Ms. Bennett’s dance class, age 13—when I was first emotionally moved by a dance performance. Ms. Bennett showed the class a video recording of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Revelations, and since then, I’ve watched Alvin Ailey’s dance company perform it approximately 10 times in three different cities. Even though money is tight around the holidays, I scrounged up a bit to give to AileyCamp, a six-week summer program for kids ages 11-14 that helps them develop self-confidence through dance. My donation is a drop in the bucket, I’m sure, but it’s a worthy bucket. [Kate Bernot]

Gwen Ihnat is the Editorial Coordinator for The A.V. Club.

Kate Bernot is a freelance writer and a certified beer judge. She was previously managing editor at The Takeout.



I’ve been invested in some local gossip about Andrew Zimmern, friend of The Takeout. Before the holiday weekend, an article came out where he had some quotes that were... not good. He’s opening a Chinese restaurant in the suburbs here, and the quotes mentioned wanting to introduce Chinese food to dumb Midwesterners, and that Philip Chiang (of PF Chang) wasn’t Chinese enough... here’s a quote:

“I mean, was P.F. Chang’s not a ripoff because Cecilia Chiang’s kid owned it?” Zimmern asks Fast Company’s Mark Wilson. “Because, despite how he looks on the outside, he’s a rich, American kid on the inside, right?”

Here’s a link:

Today, the apology.

Well, that’s part of it, Zimmern.