Everything Wrong with Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving, in One Stupid List

Think you’ve got a rough Thanksgiving this year? Maybe so. But just look at everything one poor, round-headed kid had to deal with.


American Anthem

“When the promises of liberty, opportunity, and justice are being broken week after week—whether for all people or a certain group of people—what do we owe to the symbols that claim to stand for them?” Robin Beery on a father’s protest and the distinction between a nation and its symbols.


In Fifteen

“In fifteen minutes, you can get one child ready for bed if the other child, the one who drinks bath water and does the opposite of everything you ask, plays safely and happily in the tub.” Robin Beery has additional recommendations for your quarter-hours.

January 7, 2016
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Infocom: In the Beginning, There was Zork

“In the late 1970s, computers were universally exotic. For a nine-year-old kid, any touchable computer had an appeal like that of an expensive sports car or a ring of great power.” Robin Beery on the lost magic of Infocom.

December 16, 2015
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Seven Rejected Omaze + (Red) Celebrity Experiences

When Anthony Kiedis hires you to clean out his turtle tank, you know it won’t be any ordinary day–but maybe not an extraordinary one. Robin Beery shares this and six other celebrity experiences that just didn’t make the cut.

November 17, 2015
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A Tradition of Open Arms

Mike Pence, man. Trying to make political hay out of a terrorist attack while dumping on immigrants (and war refugees, to boot). It’s hard to imagine a more quintessentially hard-right response to the recent attacks in Paris and Beirut. Well, except for Mike Huckabee, who recently ranted that “it’s time to wake up and smell the falafel”…

June 10, 2015
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Foolish, Fraught, and Abandoned

“I updated my Goodreads app to let the world know: I’m doing this.” Robin Beery recalls some summer reading projects that may or may not have been a good idea at the time.

May 11, 2015
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Punchlist, Week of 5/11/15

“They’re still breathing. It’s fine.” Robin Beery on five shows you might actually watch with your kids. Unless you have something more important to do.

May 5, 2015
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Bread Bowl FAQ

In which all your questions about the Bread Bowl are answered, once and for all.

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