Nearly smothered beneath piles of gift catalogs, nearly drowned in a sea of elevator-music Christmas carols, there burns a persistent secret flame.
Solstice? revolution? religious miracle? military might? Like most things, this holiday can be viewed from multiple perspectives.
Jim Lane reviews Black Swan, Tangled, The Tourist and True Grit.
Thanksgiving is a grand American holiday: secular, focused on family, food, friends, celebrating and giving.
Forty-four years ago, pop culture received an unexpected push leftward with "A Charlie Brown Christmas."
In earliest human society, survival through the winter was no sure thing, and wintertime starvation was common. Then comes the Winter Solstice.
While I don't care much about Columbus Day (except that there's no school, which when my kids were younger was a pain in the ass...), I do like Thanksgiving.