If you’re celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow, I hope you have a wonderful and delicious time! We are gratefully taking the long weekend and will be back to normal posting on Monday, but I have some items here to keep you occupied!

I had so much fun writing this post about Delightful Items for Hanukkah! (In case you missed it, I also wrote about Delightful Items for Christmas, AND picked out some holiday party dresses.)

This is a lovely piece at the LA Times about Rich Fierro, the hero who subdued the killer at the terrible Club Q shooting, and his wife, Jess.

Such a good read: The Spectacular Life of Octavia Butler. [Vulture]

The NYT’s list of 100 notable books of the year is out! I am so thrilled to see my friend Rasheed Newson’s book My Government Means to Kill Me on there.

Speaking of meaningful lists, at Eater: The Best Holiday Cocktails, According to Eater Editors.

Interesting, at Vanity Fair: “What The Hell Are We All Doing Here?”: Media Confronts Moral Dilemmas And Coverage Quirks At Qatar World Cup. 

In very tonally different World Cup coverage: USA Today’s Design Your Own World Cup Kit is VERY fun. I made several REALLY HIDEOUS ones.

I support this!!: Let Bill Nighy have his moment. [Lainey]

And do not get me started on Amy Adams getting ROBBED of her Oscar for Arrival! At Pajiba: Amy Adams’s Career Slump Sucks and She Deserves Better.

This is SUCH an interesting piece about the influence of the slow cooker. [Long Reads]

This WAS a bombshell from Disney. [Lainey]

At Harper’s Bazaar: Lindsay Lohan Enters Her Law Roach Era.

We get some wild PR emails, so this piece really spoke to me: “I accepted every publicist pitch I got for a full day. If only I knew what I’d done.” [Salon]

This week, on The Real Housewives of Twitter: Trent Reznor called Elon Musk an arrogant billionaire, Musk called him a ‘crybaby.’ [Celebitchy]

FYI: J.Crew is having a big Black Friday sale — 50% off your purchase (!) as of right now. I am probably gonna crack and buy this Fair Isle sweater. Can a person have too many Fair Isles…..? I may be about to find out. [affiliate link to J.Crew]

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