The new sweatshops, it's in the game. Salon (subscription or daypass required) reports on EA Games and conditions in gaming software development. I, happily, am not in gaming development.
Salon also profiles the best cooking shows. My personal favorite, America's Test Kitchen, is one of the two that they rate as tops. Christopher Kimball is a rock star.
If you are considering a digital camera for the holidays, DPReview has a slew of reviews that they just posted.
At About Last Night, Our Girl in Chicago has a very amusing anecdote about a certain Chistmas with the Algonquin Round Table. Now that's my kind of Christmas Special.