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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Jefferson Jackson Steele

Telling Tales

City Paper's 2007 Holiday Guide

In Holiday Guide Intro

Hanukkah Harried

Holiday Guide Feature: I hear the question often. What is Hanukkah? Like any Jewish holiday, Hanukkah, the happy festival of lights, treats, and presents, can be summed up in 10 words or less--they tried to kill us, they f [11/14/2007] by Ben Werner

A Jew On Christmas

Holiday Guide Feature: Throughout my life it's been a source of contention, me being Jewish and all, that I could do Christmas down to the goose and chestnut stuffing as good and maybe even better than my non-Jewish compad [11/14/2007] by Charles Cohen

Down On The Farm

Holiday Guide Feature: Two years ago, I would have been sitting on the couch in my comfortable Columbia home, suffering through yet another Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, while my parents and their friends ignored us [11/14/2007] by Christopher Skokna

Party Like It's 2001

Holiday Guide Feature: It was the day before New Year's Eve 2000, and I was living on the third floor of my cousin's house in Reservoir Hill in my own apartment. I had a total of $40 in my pocket, an impressive negative ba [11/14/2007] by Femi "The Drifish" Lawal

Driving Blind

Holiday Guide Feature: Beaner can't stop talking about his new Honda Civic. "It's got the VTEC," he brags giddily, "16-inch wheels. That thing is sooo fast." He is standing in cousin Patty's kitchen holding a beer. He is i [11/14/2007] by Edward Ericson Jr.

Away For The Holidays

Holiday Guide Feature: It was a wholesomeness overdose that did it; too much good cheer, random affable family members, pie, wine, and all the rest. It's a lot to take. After two years in Portland, Ore., I'd taken to spen [11/14/2007] by Michael Byrne

Home Movie

Holiday Guide Feature: I hadn't seen my family for five years when I showed up on their doorstep in 1998 with an unannounced companion: a video camera. It was Christmas, that most wonderful time of the year, when all famil [11/14/2007] by Rahne Alexander

A Christmas Peril

Holiday Guide Feature: I grew up in a house with my grandmother, so every Christmas there were a lot of people around. Traditionally an aunt or two would spend the night, and when the kids were sent to bed, all of the adu [11/14/2007] by Rahsaan Goldsboro

Thanks For Sharing

Holiday Guide Feature: My father seemed every bit the academic surgeon he was. His patient, professorial airs, strikingly polite and unpretentious, draped over him like the well-tailored suits he usually wore for work and [11/14/2007] by Van Smith

Last Dance

Holiday Guide Feature: I got Reggie in the divorce five years ago. Sure, she was a fierce hunter--always living outdoors and killing field rodents and the random small bird-- but I didn't really want the old calico cat wi [11/14/2007] by Wendy Ward

What Gives

Holiday Guide Feature: City Paper's Annual Guide to Buying People's Affections [11/14/2007]

2007 Holiday Guide

Holiday Guide Feature: Our Annual Compendium of Cool Stuff to Do and See This Season [11/14/2007]

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