Victoria McQueen was born with a special gift; whenever she’s riding her Raleigh Tuff Burner bike, a bridge will appear can transport her wherever she needs to go. Once there, she can find things that are lost. It starts out innocently enough, with Vic looking for things to keep her parents from fighting, but the temptationContinue reading “NOS4A2”

A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Making of a Tradition

It’s a decades-long tradition that many people have grown up with: every December since 1965, CBS has aired Charles Schulz’s beloved A Charlie Brown Christmas on television, and every year, millions of people tune in to watch the half-hour special. The show, the first of many animated Peanuts specials to come, features a downcast CharlieContinue reading “A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Making of a Tradition”

Immoveable Feast: A Paris Christmas

I seem to be on a Paris kick lately, and when I saw that Harper Perennial was offering John Baxter’s Immoveable Feast: A Paris Christmas for $1.99 on ebook, I jumped at the chance to read something both Parisian and Christmas-y right in time for the holidays. Baxter, an Australian who has made France hisContinue reading “Immoveable Feast: A Paris Christmas”

The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas

I was raised Catholic, but I think I’ve always been a bit of a skeptic. By the time I went through Confirmation in tenth grade, I was just reluctantly going through the motions to keep my parents happy. But it wasn’t until my final years in college that I felt comfortable revealing to most ofContinue reading “The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas”