Holiday Gift Guides 2021: Kids + Pets

Games, toys, kits, books and more that encourage learning, imagination and play

We certainly recognize the substantial differences between children and pets, but kids and creatures depend on us for everything, from keeping them safe to encouraging them with care. It’s important to remind them how much we love them—unequivocally and unconditionally—too. Of course, giving gifts isn’t the only way to do this, but there’s something undeniably wondrous about products developed with youthful humans, canines, felines and …

Food Writer Mayukh Sen Reframes Cuisine as Cultural Windows

Mayukh Sen writes about food and its relation to cultural symbols through a decolonialized and anticapitalist perspective. In his recently released, debut book, Taste Makers: Seven Immigrant Women Who Revolutionized Food in America, he does so by crafting profiles on overlooked chefs and cooks in order to rectify what he calls the “cultural amnesia” that erased them from history. “Who has to take on the burden …

Holiday Gift Guides 2021: $25 and Under

Starting at just a few dollars, more affordable presents for all occasions

Whether it’s shopping for family members, buying for friends, taking part in gift exchanges with colleagues, mailing presents across the world, attending festive parties, hosting dinners or traveling, the expense of the holiday season adds up. It’s just as important for everyone to feel comfortable and secure during this time as it is to try to bring joy to those around us. With that in …