Friday, December 12, 2014
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
For George Takei, gift giving will always be associated with something that was taken away from him as a child. As a boy he remembers being rounded up at the beginning of World War II and sent to an internment camp for Japanese Americans. It was there, in among the most unexpected placed, where Takei recalls his most memorable gift.
Monday, December 24, 2012
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
It’s the 100th year that the main post office in Manhattan has responded to letters addressed, “Dear Santa.” On Christmas Eve at the James Farley Post Office elves busily replied to letters and sent last minute packages to needy families in the area.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
RelationShow’s Gideon Evans ferrets out the very worst Valentine’s Day gifts in all of romantic-dom. For starters, meet the woman whose boyfriend gave her a scale (hey, at least it was digital!) and cast your vote on The Worst Valentine’s Day gift ever. Vote now!
Friday, December 16, 2011
In another installment of our Holiday Gift Guide, we open the phones for the gift that changed your life - and maybe that will give others ideas about meaningful gifts to give.
Monday, December 13, 2010
By WNYC Culture
Still stumped on what to give this year? Here are some literary, musical and theatrical recommendations.
Thursday, December 02, 2010
The holiday season is approaching quickly, and if you’re like millions of other Americans, books will be on your to-give list. What books should you be giving? Which books are most likely to be enthusiastically received — regardless of whether you're giving them to an e-reading enthusiast or couch potato?
Patrik Henry Bass, our friend and senior editor at Essence magazine, is here with some tips, and offers (after the jump) his favorite books of 2010 for this gift-giving season.
Monday, December 28, 2009
- Washington Takeout: President Obama isn't getting much of a vacation, reports Julie Mason, White House correspondent for the Washington Examiner, since a Nigerian-born man allegedly tried to detonate a home-made bomb aboard a Detroit-bound flight.
- Gift Takeout: Amazon's e-book reader, the Kindle, was the most-gifted item on Amazon.com this year. Jane Sasseen, writer for Business Week, joins us to talk about what this portends for paper books.
- Sports Takeout: After a long, undefeated run this season, the Indianapolis Colts finally lost last night, to the New York Jets. Ibrahim Abdul-Matin looks at the Colts' gametime strategy and what's ahead for the playoffs.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
- Tech Takeout: New York Times tech reporter Nick Bilton explains the implications of Blackberry manufacturer Research In Motion having had a second major email and internet outage in recent weeks.
- Financial Takeout: New York Times finance reporter Louise Story tells us about a price index that for more than two decades has been charting just how much all of those items listed in The Twelve Days of Christmas would cost.
- Sports Takeout: Sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin discusses gifts for sports lovers and the possibility of redemption for disgraced quarterback Michael Vick.
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
The holidays are upon us. If your friends or family love food as much as we do, you might want to consider some really cool gift options that everyone will want to eat up. Takeaway food contributor Kathy Gunst says there are plenty of reasonably priced kitchen gadgets and ways to spice up your friend's relationship to food, without breaking the bank this holiday season.
Click through to read Kathy's great gift ideas, and check out the recipe for her sister Andrea's Chocolate-Dipped Butter Crunch (which also makes a great homemade holiday gift!)