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Plenty of sweetness, though a touch of sour too

Our lives are dominated by strange forces we cannot control — economic, demographic, epigenetic, psycho-sexual.
Tastes of the year
By BRIAN DUFF  |  December 21, 2012
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Waxing nostalgic

It was a good year for weird music — or was it a weird year for good music? — and here are some of the standouts.
Wax Tablet
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 21, 2012
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2012’s many theatrical joys

The past year in Portland theater saw a gain, a loss, and a move: First, summer brought us the first annual PortFringe festival and the inaugural Portland Performing Arts Festival.
A year in footlights
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 21, 2012
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Recalling the year’s most notable shows

Looking back over this year's art exhibitions, some of the most exciting shows could be discovered at uncommon venues.
In the rearview mirror
By BRITTA KONAU  |  December 21, 2012
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Twelve Important stories of 2012 that dropped off your radar

So damn much went on in 2012, it's no wonder that some stories may have passed people by.
What you missed
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 21, 2012