November 29, 2013 This year many retailers were open for business on Thanksgiving Day. Spending this year is expected to be up from last year's $810 million — but not sharply.
November 28, 2013 Of all the things Americans traditionally associate with Thanksgiving — turkey, family, football — politics doesn't rate high on the list. But on occasion the national holiday has intersected with the political world and generated some stories to remember.
November 27, 2013 We all get emails touting recipes and Black Friday deals. But at NPR, we also receive a glut of holiday-themed pitches, from how to avoid heartburn to talking politics without causing family crises.
November 27, 2013 Here's to a sound Thanksgiving Day for all! Love, your friends in public radio
November 27, 2013 On this busiest travel day of the year, millions trying to get somewhere in the eastern half of the U.S. will be dealing with storms.
November 26, 2013 Watch out if you're planning to be on the roads Wednesday: A storm that's already caused some deaths and many problems across the southwest and southern states continues to take aim at the eastern half of the nation. With more than 43 million Americans expected to travel in coming days, the weather is going to complicate many trips.
November 22, 2013 This year, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah fall on the same day. NPR's Susan Stamberg explores how to combine the best dishes for the double holiday, which won't happen again for another 70,000 or so years. And of course, she shares the recipe for her famous Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish.
November 26, 2012 Do vegetarians and vegans think they are better than everyone else? Do omnivores wrongly think they are being judged by their meatless friends and relatives? Commentator Tania Lombrozo says that, while some on both sides are just self-righteous and annoying, many people are ready to put aside their misconceptions and sit down at the table to feast as equals.
November 21, 2012 From all of us at The Two-Way, here are two funny videos to help you kick off your holiday weekend.
November 21, 2012 Why not on a Friday? And why not the last Thursday? There is an explanation. But you have to go back to things decreed by presidents Washington, Lincoln and Roosevelt (FDR, that is).
November 21, 2012 "People who have any brains" will avoid dredging up politics during the holidays, says one psychologist. But in our highly polarized era, family gatherings offer the chance for rare encounters with people who don't already share our partisan leanings.
November 19, 2012 Scientists have come up with an algorithm to guess how many stars a recipe will receive online. By building "social networks" for ingredients, the algorithms also reveal how we mix and match spices, make dishes more healthful and customize flavor profiles.