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Winter 2012: Local Pop

New music for Boston's winter of discontent

Here are 10 record-release parties from both newcomers and veterans of our city, dropping new music from now until March's thaw.
Cold brewed
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  December 30, 2011
Winter Games: Preview

The games of winter

Despite a quiet January, this winter gives gamers much to look forward to: long-awaited sequels, promising original franchises, and even a new handheld system.
Sci-fi, fantasy, and Sony's new handheld
By MITCH KRPATA  |  December 30, 2011
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13 must-attend readings of winter 2011

Winter is dreadful. Books are the opposite. We offer you the following author events as antidotes to sedentary overeating and bad television.
Writers fight the good fight at local book events
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  December 31, 2010
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Winter jazz preview: Sweet and sour

Next week we'll tell you all about the tenor saxophonist Charles Lloyd, who brings his great band with Jason Moran, Reuben Rogers, and Eric Harland to the Regattabar January 21-22. In the meantime, here are 10 other primo jazz acts to catch live this wi
All flavors of great jazz to catch live
By JON GARELICK  |  December 31, 2010
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Sing, sing, sing!

For opera lovers, the offerings last fall were at best a little thin. But this winter, it seems, everyone's doin' it.
Opera is this winter's warmer
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  December 31, 2010
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Hotly anticipated budget-dining openings for 2011

Critics often struggle to keep up with new restaurants, let alone worthy, unreviewed ones that have been around a while.
A look ahead on the cheap
By MC SLIM JB  |  December 31, 2010


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Nadeau's resolutions for restaurateurs

NADEAU'S RESOLUTIONS FOR RESTAURATEURS
Looking forward for 2011
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  December 31, 2010
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Ten Boston tech companies to watch in 2011

TEN BOSTON TECH COMPANIES TO WATCH IN 2011
Breakout start-ups
By BOSTINNOVATION.COM STAFF  |  December 31, 2010
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Mapping out the New Year's political landscape

MAPPING OUT THE NEW YEAR'S POLITICAL LANDSCAPE
Five for 2011
By STEVEN STARK  |  December 31, 2010
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Infopocalypse: The cost of too much data

At any given time, federal agencies use more electronic storage units than could fill every NFL stadium from Oakland to Foxboro.
Meet big government's next big problem: Digital Overload.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 31, 2010
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The Road to 2012: The New New Hampshire

For Mitt Romney and other likely presidential contenders, 2011 will be a busy year of campaigning and preparation for the first caucuses and primaries of the nominating process in early 2012.
Mitt Romney and the rest of the GOP field are about to find a whole new set of players standing between them and first-in-the-nation primary victory
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 31, 2010


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Winter Boston music preview: Stacked bills

If 2010 was the year Boston re-acquainted itself with its local music scene, then 2k11 should be one big party, right?
Local gigs to break the ice
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  December 31, 2010
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Winter film preview: Freeze frames

So, it's time for Another Year , meaning not just 2011 but also the latest film from Happy-Go-Lucky director Mike Leigh, a traipse through four seasons in the lives of ordinary people, exploring their small joys and tragedies. Kind of like Blue Vale
The movies chill out to start the year
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 31, 2010
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Winter music preview: Winter beats

James Blake, PJ Harvey, Cut Copy lead '11
James Blake, PJ Harvey, Cut Copy lead '11
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 31, 2010
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Winter Art Preview: Interiors and exteriors

During the icy months of the gray heart of the Boston winter, art offers a chance for you to travel to the balmy South Seas and, via a brainy conceptual artist, the streets of Mexico City. Winter shows also offer a chance to travel through history, from
Gorey's "Enigmas," La Farge's Tahiti, Fig's studios, Perry Welty's voicemail
By GREG COOK  |  December 31, 2010
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Second time around

Is any business more risk-averse than the video-game industry?
The games of winter play it safe
By MITCH KRPATA  |  December 31, 2010


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Winter Dance Preview: Toe shoes to tap shoes

Whether you're more likely to thrill to '80s funk, to groove on the tap-goes-flamenco experiments of hoofer Savion Glover, or to enjoy classical ballet with a side of buttered popcorn, the winter months' many offerings are guaranteed to keep your spirit
Winter dance's top 10
By DEBRA CASH  |  December 31, 2010