“Limit discourse to mild weather. Unless it’s unseasonably mild weather, which is a hot button issue — or a cold button issue, depending on the relative. Also, be aware that Fox just launched Fox Weather. So don’t talk about the weather.” Here’s my list of Topics to Avoid This Thanksgiving.

+ “‘Funeral directors, we’re not the most popular kids at the party,’ Glenda Stansbury, a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Oklahoma, told me, with her signature raspy laugh. But in the riverside city, with its total lack of COVID restrictions, the pandemic’s last responders could finally let loose.” Inside the Funeral Industry’s 2021 National Convention.

+ There’s something wrong with an awards show where one person gets 11 nominations, and a bunch of others get 8. But if you care, here are this year’s Grammy noms.