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Sunday Reads: The Holiday Gifting Countdown, Nostalgia for ‘The Sopranos’ and the Science Behind Toto’s ‘Africa’

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to get your shit together for the rest of the holidays — and by “shit,” I mean “shopping.” Thankfully, there are still a few days left in November and… Oh, fuck, wait, it’s actually already December 1st. The good news is that, and apologies to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but the best shopping day hasn’t yet passed us by. In fact, the smoothest sailing at the mall will occur on either December 11th or December 18th, both of which are Wednesdays. So kudos: You’ve still got another two(ish) weeks or so to neglect buying things for your friends and family. 

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