year in review 2012

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The Big Hurt: The worst singles of 2012

Although 2012 wasn't a particularly awful year for music, we still had to contend with a few dozen all-time stinkers.

By DAVID THORPE  |  December 21, 2012

Restaurant Rewind: A look back at the year in Boston dining

Boston dining in 2012 can be summed up easily as the Year of the Burger.

By MC SLIM JB  |  December 21, 2012

Ten places that served and respected beer in 2012

One of the top questions we get asked on a weekly basis is: "Where do you guys drink in the Boston area?"
The Best Beer Bars in Boston
By JASON AND TODD ALSTROM  |  December 21, 2012

15 signs of the apocalypse we probably should have heeded in 2012

As the date of the alleged Mayan doomsday drew nearer, we found ourselves looking back over the past year. And it's not looking good.
Maybe the Mayans were on to something...
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  December 21, 2012

Brilliant friends: Great reads of 2012

You already know Chis Ware's Building Stories is the achievement of the decade (thanks, New York Times!), but some other people wrote some pretty great books this year too.

By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  December 21, 2012

Heat and Light: Classical concerts of 2012

Boston has too much music on the highest level for one listener to hear everything.

By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  December 21, 2012


Stage worthies: The best theatrical productions of 2012

With the addition of ArtsEmerson to a lively array of hometown players, the Boston Rialto has seen an embarrassment of riches.

By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 21, 2012