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The Top 10 Films of 2010

Outsiders were in on screen in 2010
Outsiders were in on screen in 2010
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 24, 2010
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Boston’s Best Theater Productions of 2010

Renovation and reanimation were the news this year, and that led one to wonder: if the Fabulous Invalid is so sick, why does it need so many new cribs?
Busting out all over
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 24, 2010
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2010: The Year In Pop Music

Music may exist to express emotions, dreams, and nightmares, but beyond its loftier aims, it's a means of escape.
A schizophrenic year of rock and pop
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 24, 2010
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Top 5 Dutch Rap Singles of 2010

2010 in Dutch rap
Nederhop that rocked
By DAVID THORPE  |  December 24, 2010
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The 4 Best New Music Subgenres of 2010

Artists may not like to admit it, but genres are and always will be invaluable for discussing music.
Revisiting a year of tags, trends, and tribulations
By REYAN ALI  |  December 24, 2010
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Top 10 New England Art Exhibits of 2010

Art – and art spaces — of all sizes
Art – and art spaces — of all sizes
By GREG COOK  |  December 24, 2010


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Top 10 Must-Read Books of 2010

Here, listed alphabetically by author, are 10 notable books that the Phoenix wrote about in 2010.
Writers who showed the way
By JON GARELICK  |  December 24, 2010
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The Top 10 Classical Music Stories of 2010

The good, the not-so-good, and the departed
The good, the not-so-good, and the departed
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  December 24, 2010
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2010: The year in Boston Phoenix articles

If ever there was an indulgent time of year, late December would be it — and not just in the washing-down-fistfuls-of-sugar-cookies-with-flagons-of-eggnog sense, either.
Shameless Self-Promotion
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 24, 2010
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2010: The year of Videogum

In September, a video was bouncing around the Phoenix offices.
An interview with Gabriel Delahaye
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  December 24, 2010
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2010: The year in cheap eats

The endless recession may be crimping our dining-out habits, but 2010 continued to showcase Boston as a great place for frugal fressers.
Another good year on a tight budget
By MC SLIM JB  |  December 24, 2010


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Double-Secret Probation: 2010's biggest Boston political scandal

In a year that started with a former House Speaker under indictment, an open US Senate seat, and a governor seemingly headed to electoral defeat, the biggest political story of 2010 turned out to be the Beacon Hill probation patronage scandal. And, if pa
As the previous Beacon Hill scandals wind down, another — a potentially bigger one — emerged this year: political patronage
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 24, 2010
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2010: The year in Nic Cage

Around two minutes into Carter Burwell's arrangement of the banjo standard "Way Out There" (known to most of us as the theme from Raising Arizona ), the melody, heretofore whistled and yodeled over wild and rambling little arpeggios, gives way to some f
365 days of pure trumpet-sharing, fishseks-pondering, velvet-ceilinged madness
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  December 24, 2010

Boston rock's 2010 in review

In a year where the only party anthem we could all agree on was Auto-Tune the News'  "Bed Intruder" remix , it's no wonder Boston turned inward to reconnect with its native rock scene.
Locals scene and heard
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  December 24, 2010
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2010 in Boston restaurants

It's not hard to name the restaurant trend of the year, which is gastro-pubs. Or rather, it is hard to name it, because that is such an unappetizing name for what has been a very revitalizing short-menu format.

By ROBERT NADEAU  |  December 24, 2010
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2010 in Updates to the AP Stylebook

As any grizzled newspaper copy editor will tell you, shit ain't real until the AP Stylebook says so.
You Can Look It Up
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 24, 2010


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The worst and best of Boston sports in 2010

The Patriots are 12-2, the Red Sox won Hot Stove season, the Bruins are skating off skeins of wins thanks in part to the pickup of an 18-year-old Wunderkind who may be the second coming of Jesus on ice skates, and the Celtics have twice dunked the Heat.
Jock strapped
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  December 24, 2010
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The Four Loko Club: Stuff That Was Banned in 2010

In early November, Sarah Palin passed out 200 sugar cookies at a school fundraiser in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Let's all shed a tear for Four Loko, Marlboros, K2 — and freedom
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 24, 2010
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Boston Rock’s 2010 Year In Review

In a year where the only party anthem we could all agree on was Auto-Tune the News'  "Bed Intruder" remix , it's no wonder Boston turned inward to reconnect with its native rock scene.
Locals scene and heard
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  December 17, 2010