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For some, family gatherings (e.g. Thanksgiving dinner) can be very stressful. Dysfunctional siblings, overly conservative grandparents, and failed casserole recipes are among the few things that could go wrong tomorrow evening. However, like the potential zombie apocalypse, there are survival skills in place for even the craziest of families. 1.) Neutral Dinner Topics – Avoid talking about controversial subjects like Obama, religion, gentrification, tattoos, conspiracy theories, American Horror... [Read more]

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A-Z: Hipsters Give Thanks

November 24, 2014
Thanksgiving is on Thursday. We know, we know -- you’re grateful for your amazing family, beautiful friends, five dogs, televangelist, and your significant other who, like, doubles as your BFF/soulmate. ADORBS Antique Appliances – Hipsters la-la-love obsolete technology (e.g. VCRs, 8-track tapes, boom boxes, retro can openers, etc.) Bill Murray – From Caddyshack to Wes Anderson, you’d be a fool NOT to be thankful for this brilliant, beautiful man. Cigarettes – Despite the increasing medical e... [Read more]

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Thanksgiving is only six days away! Though American culture has decided it's time to crank out the Christmas tunes already, hold your ground for at least a few more hours by volunteering to be in charge of the music selection on Thanksgiving Day. Make both your hipster cousin and your classic rockin' uncles happy with this carefully-arranged, soulful turkey day playlist. 1.) "Gratitude" – Paul McCartney 2.) "Mama I’m Coming Home" – Ozzy Osbourne 3.) "Thank You" – Led Zeppelin 4.) "November" – ... [Read more]

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6 Epic Thanksgiving Fails

November 14, 2014
Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away! Here are some of the season's funniest fails to put a little laughter in your day. 1.) Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Dies, Hundreds of Children Emotionally Scarred 2.) Caught! American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery Starts Lip Syncing Too Late 3.) Family Burns Turkey, Nearly Sets House on Fire 4.) Another Atrocious Attempt at Music from the Producer of Rebecca Black's "Friday" 5.) Woman Terrified of POP Sound When Opening Pillsbury Biscuit Pr... [Read more]

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There is no question that Thanksgiving is all about the feast. What could be better than a roast turkey accompanied by stuffing, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce and followed by an irresponsible amount of pie? But between loaded forkfuls of green bean casserole or pumpkin cheesecake, you might notice that there are other things going on. At TL, we always have our eyes on the best in live entertainment, and Thanksgiving has a lot to offer in the way of music, sports, and theatre. Music Now, ... [Read more]