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From the Phoenix, with love: Clip-and-share Valentines

Valentines for the craft-impaired: print, clip, and spread the love.

By MANY TALENTED ARTISTS  |  February 08, 2013
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Atheist Holiday Traditions(1)

Decorating the phylogenetic tree, and all the rest.
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By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  December 07, 2012
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Gifts for doomsayers

You still haven't started your holiday shopping? Don't bother.
Apocalypse, Now!
By SCOTT KEARNAN  |  December 07, 2012
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Deck the halls with boughs of dankies

Better than a fat bag of skunk, the Commonwealth's vote to legalize medical marijuana has come as the best gift any Mass stoner could ask for.
GIFT GUIDE 2012
By ARIEL SHEARER AND CHRIS FARAONE  |  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.
GIFT GUIDE 2012
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 07, 2012
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The Big Hurt's obligatory holiday gift guide

Is the anxiety of seasonal consumer obligation weighing heavy upon your soul?

By DAVID THORPE  |  December 07, 2012


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The Fogcutters add to our Christmas cheer

When done right, Thanksgiving through Christmas is a month-long party of friends, family, and whatever beverage-and-food combination turns you on.

By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 30, 2012
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Work of Artistry: Indie holiday gift ideas

Holiday shopping doesn't have to mean braving the horrors of the mall. Indier options abound.

By JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  November 16, 2012
Micachu & The Shapes -- Never

Micachu & The Shapes | Never

Like her stylistic sista Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs, Micachu's Mica Levi makes pixelated, abstract anti-pop that sounds like marionettes jamming in an aluminum factory.
Rough Trade (2012)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  July 20, 2012
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Don Campbell gets Frosty once again

If you don't like Christmas songs, there might be something wrong with you (even if you celebrate another winter holiday).
A very country Christmas
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 16, 2011
Jingle Your Bells: Holiday fun shit continues this week with naked chicks reading Christmas stories, the Scrooges, Santacon 2K11, benefit concerts, holiday improv, movies</a></div>
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Jingle Your Bells: Holiday fun shit continues this week with naked chicks reading Christmas stories, the Scrooges, Santacon 2K11, benefit concerts, holiday improv, movies, and more


The countdown continues! Less than two weeks left until the merriest day of the year (and only a few short days until Hanukkah's week of...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  December 14, 2011


Review: New Year's Eve

Review: New Year's Eve

Lately Garry Marshall has shown a certain genius for turning miserable holidays into terrible movies.
Feast of forced fun
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 09, 2011
Jingle Your Bells: Get festive with these holiday parties, shows, and events around town this weekend and beyond!

Jingle Your Bells: Get festive with these holiday parties, shows, and events around town this weekend and beyond!


With less than three weeks until Christmas (and less than two until Hanukkah) it's time to get focused and get into the holiday spirit...whether you're...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  December 07, 2011
DIY Holiday: Pick up something unique for the nice (and naughty) on your list at these local holiday gift + craft fairs

DIY Holiday: Pick up something unique for the nice (and naughty) on your list at these local holiday gift + craft fairs


Only 25 more shopping days left. . . . so begins the jolliest (and undeniably the most stressful) time of the year. Especially these days, with the economy...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  December 01, 2011

LePage’s black friend is not his son, and other ‘kiss my butt’ fallout

About two weeks into his term, Governor Paul LePage has gone local as a follow-up to his telling President Obama "to go to hell," setting off a national media firestorm with an off-the-cuff remark literally telling the Maine NAACP "to kiss my butt." See
Out of the Governor's mouth
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY AND JEFF INGLIS  |  January 21, 2011
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Review: Trinity Rep gets to the Heart of Scrooge

The more things stay the same, the more they change; at least that's so regarding Trinity Repertory Company's A Christmas Carol (through December 31). Every year on Washington Street, they task themselves with resurrecting the Charles Dickens tale by
The inner Ebenezer
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 03, 2010


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Review: Trinity charts Ebenezer's emotional journey

There are more than 30 different productions of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol being performed at hundreds of theaters around the country, usually in clone versions as identical as re-screened films. Familiarity breeds big box office.
The Tao of Scrooge
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 26, 2010

Eat, buy, love: A mini Going Green gift guide.

As I write this, I'm slurping down a soup made of roasted broccoli, celery root, garlic, and broth. I'd never cooked with celery root before, but I had to learn fast — the ugly-but-tasty vegetable was included in the first box of winter farm-share produ
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 26, 2010

Chris crossed (out): Columbus Day needs an update

You've had a good, long run, Christopher Columbus, but I think it's time to revoke your holiday.
Diverse-City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  October 15, 2010
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Happy Fourth

Keepin' grill fires burnin' on all fronts
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By DAVID KISH  |  July 02, 2010

We love the Nature Conservancy, but...


Seriously, this is ridiculously revisionist history in the service of environmentalism.We just got an e-mail from them with five tips for a "green" holiday season.Here's...
By Jeff Inglis  |  December 02, 2009


Personal Shopper: This Year, Stuff Stockings with Gifts as Unique as Everyone on Your List

Personal Shopper: This Year, Stuff Stockings with Gifts as Unique as Everyone on Your List


If we had the luxury of spending days away from the office grind to go shopping for our loved ones, the gifts we'd give them...
By Stuff Boston  |  November 30, 2009
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The Holiday

A reminder to all producers: alluding to iconic romantic comedies in a bid for legitimacy can be a dangerous game, even when you have appealing stars. Watch the trailer for The Holiday  (QuickTime)
A safe box office bet
By BROOKE HOLGERSON  |  December 06, 2006