The funny pages: 5 books to make you laugh over break

Check out Scene’s book recommendations for Thanksgiving break.

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Ways to avoid engaging in uncomfortable conversation with your family during Thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving means food, fun and, of course, uncomfortable interrogations by family members about your day-to-day life. You know the drill: How’s school? Who are you dating? What are you going to do after you graduate? But what if there were a way to circumvent these moments altogether?

A quick list of things to do this weekend that aren’t horrible

With the end of the semester coming up, it’s difficult to make time to do something fun for a change. You may be thinking, “But Rima, what is a ‘fun?’ I forgot! How do I get a ‘fun’?” No worries—here are some ideas to help you discover (or rediscover) some interesting things to do.

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Zippy Burger: A decent option, but not mind-blowing

It’s the end of a long day, and I feel like eating a burger. I should note that I ate a burger about an hour ago. Does that stop me from still craving a burger? I wish the answer were yes. Unfortunately, I follow my appetite, which brings me to Zippy Burger, the new burger place located on Melville Avenue.

Alberto Farino | Staff Writer

Down the doughnut hole: Vincent Van Doughnut vs. Strange Donuts

St. Louis is known for its plethora of doughnut shops, so how is one to choose? Well, there are a number of—let’s say—unique ones, including Vincent Van Doughnut and Strange Donuts, each recently opened and bringing something special to the St. Louis scene.

Harry Hall | Staff Writer

Jazz at Holmes Lounge: An uplifting, relaxing and fun experience

Last Thursday, I decided to walk all the way from Danforth House to Holmes Lounge at 7:45 p.m., hoping I would make it in time for the 8 p.m. weekly jazz performance. The night promised “An evening with Young Musicians of St. Louis featuring Kevin Cheli, Mark Wallace & the Peter Schankman Band.”

Anusree Natraj | Staff Writer

What you need to know about the events at Mizzou

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: If you don’t understand what’s going on at Mizzou—or why so many of your classmates are posting Facebook statuses about standing in solidarity with Mizzou students—you’re not alone. Don’t know where to begin? Here are some of the basics.

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10 reasons why you should check out Doughocracy

Since its grand opening last month, Doughocracy brings the power of pizza choice to St. Louis. Don’t get me wrong: Pizza has always been welcome in the fast-food realm. But now, it doesn’t have to be of questionable quality—in fact, fast-food pizza can actually be good.

Ariel Kravitz | Contributing Writer

Danielle’s ARTicles: St. Louis Modern

Parked inside the gallery space of Saint Louis Art Museum’s (SLAM) newest major exhibition is a black 1954 Chevrolet Corvette. “St. Louis Modern” is written above the automobile in a sleek, streamlined metal lettering that appropriately matches the style of the 150+ midcentury modern objects that fill the gallery space beyond.

Danielle Leventhal | Staff Writer

Want to meet hot, hairy beards in your area? Try Bristlr

In honor of No Shave November, I found a dating site called Bristlr. It’s a place that connects “those with beards to those that want to stroke beards.” Essentially, it’s the Tinder for people with beards and people who want a beard in their life.

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