• WTF plans annual N.Y. gala - 12/19/2014 01:21 PM EST
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    Get festive on Festivus with a low-key celebration

    Locals celebrate the alternative holiday inspired by 'Seinfeld' episode
    12/20/2014 01:58 PM EST
    PITTSFIELD >> It comes without tinsel, expensive gifts and the pressures of hosting the perfect holiday party. 
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    Norman Rockwell Museum to take Victorian stroll through fashion history
    12/19/2014 01:04 PM EST - STOCKBRIDGE >> If it wasn't for Charles Dickens, we might not have the iconic Rockwellian holiday images we mark the season with today. Full Story

    Mr. Know-It-All: The right person for the job
    12/19/2014 01:02 PM EST - Q: What is the origin of the expression "I'll be your huckleberry"? What does it mean? Full Story

    Berkshire book picks: Local titles are great gifts
    12/19/2014 01:01 PM EST - Still running around looking for some last-minute gift ideas? Put down the gift cards (you're too good to be turning to that so soon! Full Story

    Gift idea: Indulge on coffee table books
    12/19/2014 12:59 PM EST - NEW YORK >> As self-purchases, coffee table books may seem like pricey indulgences, but as gifts they're an easy way to please a connoisseur, hobbyist or wannabe. Full Story

    Short Answers: Accept family members as they are
    12/19/2014 12:58 PM EST - Dear Short Answers >> It's getting close to Christmas and I'm already dreading the obligatory family get-togethers. Full Story

    CET give tips for going green this holiday season
    12/19/2014 12:58 PM EST - In this column, staff at the Center for EcoTechnology offer advice on easy ways for people — and businesses — to introduce green changes in their daily lives. Full Story

    Happy 'Ha-Cha-nu-nnu-k-kk-a-ah!': The many spellings of Hanukkah
    12/16/2014 07:13 AM EST - Imagine writing a birthday card to a friend, and not being sure how to spell the word "birthday. Full Story

    Facebook releases list of most talked about topics in 2014
    12/11/2014 03:30 PM EST - NEW YORK >> Day after day, Facebook captures our best and worst moments, from the birth of a new baby to heated political spats. Full Story

    Ask Mr. Know-It-All: Red snow story doesn't sound real
    12/11/2014 03:29 PM EST - Q: I work with one of the biggest liars ever. He claims he and his girlfriend were hiking the Sierra Nevada this summer in the upper elevations where there was still snow on the ground. Full Story

    Fort Worth firefighters use oxygen to save cat

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — North Texas firefighters have used oxygen on a cat that was rescued from a burning house after the residents escaped on their own. Full Story
    GOP to back 'The Interview' if it gets to theaters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP is calling on supporters to buy a ticket to the movie "The Interview" if theater owners reverse their decision not to show the film amid threats of retaliation for its comedic take on assassinating North Korea's leader. Full Story