New Year's Eve
Dec 31, 2012 — It is New Year's Eve. And that means people will: go to parties and drink Champagne; ignore the hubbub and go to bed by 10; start cooking for New Year's Day; watch college football — or some combination of the above. For many people, the center of attention tonight will be New York's Times Square, where the famed ball will drop.
Dec 31, 2012 — As a clock tower rings out 12 chimes, people all over the country will scoff a dozen grapes, hoping for good luck. With several seeds per grape and only a couple of seconds to swallow each one, the task is harder than it sounds. And then there's the bit about wearing a gift of red undergarments.
Dec 31, 2012 — Here are a few things to look for if you're trying to distinguish the age of your bottle of bubbly or the method by which it was made. And if you just want to get the most bang for your buck when it comes to preserving the bubbles, consider how you pour.
Jan 1, 2012 — The new year arrived in a wave of celebrations Saturday night. Fireworks brightened night skies in London, Berlin and beyond. People made resolutions that they may or may not keep, but for now, hope is present.
Dec 30, 2011 — When it comes to champagne, scientists have found it's best to chill it and tilt it to preserve the fizz.
Dec 29, 2011 — On New Year's Eve, don't open the front door in Denmark, look out for falling furniture in Italy and chew lightly when eating black-eyed peas in the South of the U.S.
Dec 31, 2009 — Today's Talk: Big philosophical questions, Iran, Ellen Goodman bids her column adieu, and New Year's superstions.
Dec 29, 2008 — A giant bologna, a live opossum in a cage... Does your city or town drop something weird on New Year's Eve?