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Winterize your life!

Learn to love that bastard snow. Or at least learn to tolerate it.
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By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  February 15, 2013
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Too hot to handle: This winter's jazz concerts

It's tough enough that there are several rescheduled events that were pushed into the new year by Hurricane Sandy and other factors, but how to squeeze everything else into a list of 10? Mark your calendars.

By JON GARELICK  |  December 21, 2012
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This winter, discover sex and revolution at Rhode Island's libraries

There is plenty to do outdoors during a New England winter: skiing, skating, snowboarding, ice-yachting. I just don't do any of it.
Hit the stacks
By PHILIP EIL  |  December 07, 2012
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You're Doing It Wrong: Hats

Does anybody really look good in a winter hat? Yes, says haute hat designer Marie Galvin of GALVIN-ized Headwear.
Don't worry. Our expert is here to help.
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  November 30, 2012
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The Woodrow Wilsons | The Devil Jonah

The Woodrow Wilsons are a haushold name — to anyone familiar with Jamaica Plain's Whitehaus Collective, that is.
Whitehaus Family Records (2012)
By  |  March 06, 2012
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Photos: Solstice Circus welcome winter at Plough & Stars

Solstice Circus celebrated this year's winter solstice at Plough & Stars in Cambridge on December 22, 2011.
Solstice Circus | Plough & Stars | December 22, 2011
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  December 30, 2011


Preview: Books winter 2012

Authors tote their wares to area bookstores

A new story collection from Dan Chaon and new novels from Heidi Julavits and Adam Johnson are just some of the delights in store for Boston lit nerds.
Road shows
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  December 30, 2011
Jazz 2012 Violin

Old favorites and debuts make the scene

We have to wait for spring to see Charlie Haden's Quartet West and the Joshua Redman/Brad Mehldau duo, but there are still plenty of ways to keep an eye and ear on jazz in the winter months.
Rich choices
By JON GARELICK  |  December 30, 2011
The year ahead in sports

The year ahead in sports

It seemed for every hail Mary, walk-off homer, and buzzer beater in 2011, the sports pages had a story on work stoppages, performance-enhancing drugs, or mind-boggling college-conference realignments.
Looking forward to more scoring and less scandal
By SEAN KERRIGAN  |  December 30, 2011
2012 Preview: Film

Hollywood offers botched operations and altered lives in 2012

Those who got a thrill last spring when the SEALS took out Osama bin Laden will have more of the same covert ass-kicking to look forward to in theaters as we enter 2012.
Change of plans
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 30, 2011
Art Preview: 2012

A new Gardner, plus landscapes, performance art, and RAD

Greater Boston's art-museum building boom continues with the debut of an expanded Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in January.
Shapeshifting
By GREG COOK  |  December 30, 2011


Winter 2012: Local Pop

New music for Boston's winter of discontent

Here are 10 record-release parties from both newcomers and veterans of our city, dropping new music from now until March's thaw.
Cold brewed
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  December 30, 2011
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Spot the winterized queer!

It's winter-time.
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By KATIE DIAMOND  |  December 16, 2011

Real pension reform? No thanks; Smokin’ Joe; a call for winter coats

As Phillipe and Jorge go to press, we noted that more than 30 amendments were being proposed for the pension reform bill at the State House.
Last-minute shopping
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 18, 2011
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Facing down Grim

We are now entering the eight-month-long conglomerate season I like to call Grim.
The very flavor of warmth graces the Nguyens' beef stew
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  November 18, 2011
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Interview: Ski-film stars Jen Hudak and Caroline Gleich talk about hematomas, avalanches, and mountain culture

We chatted up pro skiers 25-year-old Caroline Gleich and native New Englander 25-year-old Jen Hudak (in town this week to host the Boston Ski & Sports Club's annual "Blizzard" ski season kickoff event).
From Slope to Screen
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  November 11, 2011


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Review: Happy, Happy

First time filmmaker Anne Sewitsky finds a compassionate way to tell a familiar tale of adultery, and she's helped immeasurably by a first-rate acting ensemble, especially the two superlative actresses, whom you could imagine cast in films of the late I
A familiar tale of adultery
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 23, 2011
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Review: A Dolphin Tale

Winter the dolphin gamely plays herself in this loose re-telling of her fight for survival after a crab trap mangles her tail.
Not much of a splash
By ALICIA POTTER  |  September 23, 2011
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Draft season

Don't be caught with cold knobs.
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By DAVID KISH  |  February 25, 2011
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Get out on the cheap

As eyes may roll, and thoughts of sliding down Mellen Street into Deering Oaks swim through our mind, wintertime is what keeps so many of us excited for eight months a year.
Winter escapes that won't stretch your wallet
By JOSH SCHLESINGER  |  January 28, 2011
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Photos: Santa Speedo Run 2010

The Santa Speedo Run charity fundraiser made its way down Boylston Street on December 13, 2010.
Santa Speedo Run 2010 | Boylston Street | December 13, 2010
By NINA MASHUROVA  |  December 17, 2010


Mo' money, fewer problems

Now is the time to weather- and winter-ize our homes, and not just because the temperatures are dropping (the Old Farmer's Almanac is predicting a milder-than-usual winter).
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 01, 2010
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Why we live here

By now, we've all heard what the people at Forbes magazine have to say about why Portland is at the top of its annual "America's Most Livable Cities" list. We apparently scored a lot of points on a "leisure index."
Tell us your story at  thePhoenix.com/Portland
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 24, 2009

As the Pro Jo turns

A full-page advertisement that ran on page A7 of Monday's ProJo featured an illustration depicting a workshop of flinty Amish craftsmen busily building what the headline called an "Amish mantle and miracle invention" that helps "home heat bills hit r
In tough times, newspapers get ad money where they can
By IAN DONNIS  |  January 08, 2009