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Rare treats

They've dined you, they've wined you with meals both wonderful and offal.
There are foodie consumers and there are foodie creators, but they all appreciate something unusual
By CLEA SIMON  |  December 08, 2008
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The holly and the miser

Let the current financial tsunami be a lesson to you, arrogant plebeian consumer: greed cometh before a fall.
You're suddenly poor; suck it up and be cheap
By KARA BASKIN  |  December 08, 2008
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On the 10th drink of Christmas

Seen through the right lens, Christmas looks like a season of devilish malevolence — a time of gloomy cold, bad movies, gift anxiety and consumer hoards, inane music repeated indefinitely, and family, hour after hour, day after chatty day.
Navigating the holidays with seasonal stagger
By JAYSON O’BRYAN  |  December 08, 2008
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Wish-fulfillment for a burning world

From the shining big-screen debut of Iron Man to the large amounts of green produced by the Incredible Hulk, this was the year the public couldn't get enough of their favorite heroes.
The 2008 heroic holiday DVD and Blu-ray gift guide
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 08, 2008
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Jews just want to have fun

The streets are deserted, the storefronts chained shut, and there's not a glimmer of neon to guide you to your favorite bar.
And perhaps find love by turning Christmas Eve into the jolliest night of the year
By JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  December 08, 2008
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Geeky gifts 101

“Smelly Yankee Candle for Grandma? Check. Tie for Dad? Got it. Toy dump truck for Tommy? Yup. Man, this holiday shopping stuff is easy. Now, who’s next? . . . Um. . . Hmmm.”
An introduction to buying things you don’t completely understand
By GEORGIANA COHEN  |  December 08, 2008


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Enrich thy neighbor

 
'Buy local' and take care of business
By JULIA RAPPAPORT  |  December 08, 2008

High-tech high jinx

Like being visited by the Grinch instead of Santa, it looks as if Barack Obama is going to have to give up his beloved BlackBerry not long after this holiday season draws to a close.
Anybody can give electronics that do something useful, it takes imagination to air-condition a dog
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 08, 2008
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Feel the music

I personally find it comforting that the current number-one single in the country has a chorus that goes "I'll gas up the jet for you tonight, and baby we can go wherever you like."
We may be the last generation to give tangible tunes for Christmas
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 08, 2008