Now that all those bossy, made-up holidays are behind us -- Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Shut Up and Consume Sunday -- the weekend is yours to do as you'd like. On the calendar in Broward and Palm Beach counties are some laid-back parties and celebrations of food, drink, and good company. ... More >>
In the early 1990s, some the progressive-minded yet fun-loving folks at Adbusters magazine promoted the idea of a Buy Nothing Day -- a "holiday" that would condemn consumerism, not involve any monetary transactions, and definitely include some mischievous but harmless festivities. The perfect day to ... More >>
It's 2012, and that means you don't need to make pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving because Pinterest exists. And because of Pinterest, you can MacGyver your pumpkin pie into basically anything that isn't pie.While this Thanksgiving I'll be sticking to my pumpkin bread because I'm borrringgggg, that shou ... More >>
proceedingboldly.blogspot.comAs the 99% draw attention to their less-than-equitable situation, sacrosanct holidays and traditions become a target for protests. Adbusters, the same (Canadian!) publication that launched the Occupy Wall Street movement, has advocated "buy-nothing day" on Black Frida ... More >>
It won't be long before Black Friday and Cyber Monday are joined by Overdraft Tuesday and Refinance Wednesday and Bankruptcy Thursday, so it's grand that our corporate parent today offers up a Daily Deal that we can endorse. eMusic is like the iTunes for vinyl enthusiasts. Although some of its in ... More >>
First there's Black Friday, then there's Cyber Monday -- the shopping day that's devoted to letting you shop in your underwear (assuming that you're not taking advantage of the deals at work).After you snag the latest cameras, tablets, and TV's online, take advantage of some cyber savings on food ... More >>
Eclectic food news from around the internets. Presidential contender Herman Cain told GQ that veggies are for sissies: "A manly man don't want it piled high with vegetables! He would call that a sissy pizza."
Read more about sissy pizzas here. On the other hand, New York Times' Sam Sifton swoons ... More >>
In a musical world fueled by electronic beats and pop star remixes, there is little room for a revival of rock 'n roll nostalgia. However, South Florida rockabilly quartet, the Sweet Chariots, is dedicated to proving otherwise. A few years ago, seasoned drummer Freddy Schwenk crossed paths with T ... More >>
Photo: Lisa ZeldesThinly veiled as a means to "give Mom a break" or to avoid doing dishes from now until 12-12-12, going out for Thanksgiving dinner is the perfect way to minimize optimize the quality family time for which you are so thankful. Like planning a destination wedding, dining out for T ... More >>
Well, I guess we know where Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter was on Black Friday: in a line with 500 people at Kohl's at 3 in the morning.
On her Facebook page seen above, Ritter wrote of standing in line at the sales-mad store. Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon, ... More >>
The Pampered Chef This Black Friday, remember: Spending money on kitchen gadgets should always be guilt-free. Why? Because:1. New supplies lead to more cookingAnd that leads to more entertaining, which ultimately ends with more friends. In short, cutlery increases popularity. 2. Fresh gadgets e ... More >>