THE RYAN DIXON LINE: An Ode to Black Friday [Best of FaN]

Conventional wisdom has it that Thanksgiving is the one day where family and friends reunite, reconnect, and relapse over a grocery-store-bought feast of turkey, stuffing and wine. Football is watched. Happy tears are shed. Everlasting memories are made. Balderdash. Come on, admit it, if I...

FIERCE ANTICIPATION: December 3-5 [BOOK WEEK 2!]

Fierce Anticipation’s 1st Annual Macabre, Morbid, Miserly, and somewhat Murderous Christmas Reading List of 22 Books Selected at Random by Me, Ryan Dixon Need a gift for that not-so-special someone? Read on to discover the perfectly inappropraite book for every Christmas occasion after the...

One More Thing Before We Go: A Nerd For All (California) Seasons

The nice thing about living in California is that swimsuits are in effect year-round. I’m signing my daughter up for January swim lessons and I’m really considering buying this Darth Vader suit to rock at the pool — b/c seriously, how awesome would that be? But what say you?...

One More Thing Before We Go: Pillow Talk [Holiday Gifts 2010]

The Fam and I aren’t exchanging holiday gifts this year — and friends will once again get the usual donation to charity in their names. So I’m going to be posting a lot of gift suggestions from now until December 24, in hopes that you and your loved ones can benefit  from...