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Friday, 23 October 2020 15:09

Dinner with friends – ‘Friendsgiving’

Thanksgiving has always been a bit of a forgotten holiday when it comes to movies. Halloween’s got the horror genre on lockdown – not to mention its own named franchise – and Christmas, well … you don’t need to tell me that there are a lot of Christmas movies out there. But Thanksgiving has always been a bit adrift in terms of cinema – for whatever reason, it just doesn’t have the wider cultural relevance of its bookending holidays.

That doesn’t mean we don’t still see some Thanksgiving films, though. The latest entry into the genre is “Friendsgiving,” an indie comedy by first-time feature writer-director Nicol Paone. Featuring a star-studded cast, the film takes a look at two friends struggling to deal with the changes in their lives, dealing with their new realities in very different – and equally unhealthy – ways.

It’s also a very funny look at how the holidays have very different impacts on different people, as well as how our blood relations aren’t necessarily as close to us as the chosen families we assemble from our nearest and dearest friends. It’s goofy and light and occasionally poignant – all in service of the spirit of togetherness that is, at its core, the whole point of Thanksgiving.

Published in Movies
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 14:43

Three Pint Stance - What a brewer is thankful for

I know what you're probably thinking - 'Another Thanksgiving themed column?! Tim is really milking this holiday for content.'

Published in Style
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 13:37

Three Pint Stance - Giving thanks with a beer

The most gluttonous holiday of the year is swiftly approaching, and while most of the focus is usually on the side dishes and main courses, I want to talk a bit about the beverage options at the Thanksgiving table.

Published in Style
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 13:03

A critic's Thanksgiving

Using the tools of the cultural critic during the holiday

Published in Cover Story
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 19:28

Finding Friendsgiving

For many people, Thanksgiving is a beloved tradition. It's a chance to come together with our families and express our gratitude for the good things in our lives. It's also a chance to jam as much delicious food into our faces as we can.

But while Thanksgiving is usually about being surrounded by relatives, what about our chosen family? What about those people who we have welcomed into our worlds of our own volition, those people whose presence we have deliberately sought out over the years?

Published in Style
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 19:26

Thanksgiving

Many people over the years have told us that we are blessed for having three kids at the same time. And it's true for all the craziness yelling, teasing, bickering and whining there is lots to be thankful for. Here's a few things.

Group hugs When I pick up the kids from school, there are raucous calls of 'Mama!' followed immediately by almost flying-tackle style hugs from the girls.

Published in Edge Staff Mom
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 12:39

The joy of Friendsgiving

For many of us, Thanksgiving is a beloved tradition. It's a chance to come together with our families and express our gratitude for the good things in our lives.

It's also a chance to jam as much delicious food into our faces as we can.

Published in Style
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 11:56

Locally grown feasts

The holidays are just around the corner, with Thanksgiving leading the parade. Food, family and friends are our ways of keeping the dark and cold at bay during the long winter months. Thanksgiving Dinner, Christmas treats and New Year's celebrations are fun, and typically filled with fancy foods of all kind. But from where?

Many local farms can provide you with the fixings for any of your favorite holiday traditions. Though you may think that buying farm-fresh is a summer activity, it's something you can incorporate easily into your holiday traditions.

Published in Cover Story
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 16:07

Giving thanks in the movies

A look at some films with Thanksgiving themes

As a rule, when we hear the term 'holiday movie,' we almost automatically equate it to 'Christmas movie.' It's understandable Christmas is by far the most cinematically celebrated holiday. But is that fair? There are other holidays after all including one right around the corner.

So in that spirit, here are a few 'holiday' favorites that revolve not around Christmas trees but rather turkey dinners. Thanksgiving, while vastly underrepresented in the world of Hollywood, has still managed to serve as the setting for a few great (and some not-so-great) film offerings.

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For Maine native John O'Hurley, Thanksgiving would not be the same without the company of dozens of dogs, their handlers and upwards of 25 million people welcoming them into their homes.

Best known for his portrayal of 'Seinfeld's' J. Peterman, a fictionalized version of the real life fashion and accessory catalog magnate, O'Hurley will preside over his 11th consecutive 'National Dog Show' telecast on Thanksgiving day beginning at 12 noon on NBC.

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