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Guiltless giving

Re-gifting is a practice that's only acceptable in certain circumstances — namely the annual office-party Secret Santa ordeal.
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By JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  December 07, 2012
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How Bazaar: Gits for craft-lovers

One of our favorite holiday-season craft fairs is the Boston Bazaar Bizarre, an annual tradition within the DIY crafting community.
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By LIZ PELLY  |  December 07, 2012
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Boxes for the Box: DVD sets for the holidays

Call us homebodies, call us lazy, but the plain fact is that most nights we're more than happy to stay at home on the couch in ratty sweats, cozied up to a box of wine.
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By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  December 07, 2012
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Apocalypse, Now: Gifts for doomsayers

You still haven't started your holiday shopping? Don't bother.
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By SCOTT KEARNAN  |  December 07, 2012
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Hip-Hop: Get On Down

The record industry has always treated hip-hop as a disposable commodity, so that even iconic work has gone without the slick packaging of archival rock and pop projects.
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By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 07, 2012
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Musical literary stocking stuffers

The choices for books by and about rock stars are almost endless this season. Here are a few.
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By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 07, 2012


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Boxed and Ready: CD Box Sets

Hey, the Rolling Stones’ 50th anniversary isn’t the only ancient history to get hopped up about this year — here are some other treasures from the vaults.
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By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 07, 2012
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Bipolar Babies: Leonard Cohen and Rod Stewart in misery and delight

"Every night and every morn," wrote William Blake one afternoon in 1803, "some to misery are born."
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By JAMES PARKER  |  December 07, 2012