More than 3.5 million people flood the streets of New York City every Thanksgiving morning to witness the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which officially began in 1924. Check out how the event’s signature giant balloons have changed over the last nine decades in the gallery below:
On Nov. 24, 1859, Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life, and changed how the…
Thanksgiving is already an odd holiday, built as it is on the fraudulent belief that settlers were at peace with indigenous populations before the genocide began. These vintage advertisements make Thanksgiving seem even weirder, though. Let’s take a look back at the good old days, when children gleefully slaughtered turkeys, casual chauvinism made the dinner extra tasty, and the Joneses’ Thanksgiving cards cranked the racism against Native Americans up to 11. Continue Reading
Though a good portion of elected officials have given way to fear when it comes to Syrian refugees entering the U.S., there are still many who prefer to govern with compassion.
While over half of United States governors are attempting to block Syrian refugees from entering their respective states, and anti-refugee rhetoric draws some alarming parallels to that which appeared in the early 20th century, there are still numerous elected officials who remind us of our inherently American — and therefore inextricably immigrant — roots:
As Thanksgiving approaches, so too does Black Friday, an annual reminder that as much as we like to give thanks, we absolutely love to consume goods. Whether you participate or not, the colossal shopping day has become firmly embedded within our cultural fabric. Here are some Black Friday facts you may find shocking: