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Americans are desperately seeking ham shops and other Thanksgiving Google-search revelations

How many times did you Google “ham shop” this year? We’d cop to fairly regular internet sweeps of pork purveyors, but the phrase really spikes in national searches around noon the day before Thanksgiving. Google Maps and Google News Labs teamed up to visualize some of the more unique, location-based searches around…

Popeyes’ Cajun turkey is tastier than whatever you’re roasting this Thanksgiving

I just about fell out of my chair when a colleague suggested turkey meat tastes better than chicken. Taste is subjective, but still, the clean neutrality of chicken is more delicious (and versatile) than the gamey undertones you get with turkey. At the risk of heresy, I’m of the opinion Thanksgiving dinner is the…

Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird does indie filmiest thing: a Thanksgiving recipe collection

No movie in 2017 has captured that Venn diagram intersection of critical acclaim + adorbs-indie cachet quite like Lady Bird, the Greta Gerwig-helmed film receiving monster raves—including from The A.V. Club’s A.A. Dowd. It’s a coming-of-age film without the trite coming-of-age conventions, and Saoirse Ronan—straight…

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Your Complete Timeline for Getting Thanksgiving Dinner Cooked, Served, & Cleaned Up 

Thanksgiving dinner is a dance. Due to family and the National Dog Show—which is just a drinking game sponsored by Purina—it’s a dance we usually perform while distracted. The key to nailing this particular dance is to have a written timeline. A plan gives you freedom, because even if you’re soused, you can just look…