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Slideshow: Santacon

  Santas brave the cold for a good beer
  Santas brave the cold for a good beer
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 22, 2008

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The Slutcracker adds two more shows

A rack of holiday fun
A rack of holiday fun
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 19, 2008

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Real time savers

Whither wristwatches?
Breaking news: scientists have eradicated the social malady known as "watch tan." The cure, of course, was the advent of the cell phone.
By: GEORGIANA COHEN  |  December 17, 2008

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Dirty democracy

Sexual politics have never been more  — perhaps because there's so much sex in politics. A sexpert sorts us out.
Breathe deep, politics fans. What is that odor?
By: JAMES PARKER  |  December 17, 2008

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Slideshow: Santa Speedo Run

 Shrinkage in a red suit
 Shrinkage in a red suit
By: JAMIE SPEAR  |  December 19, 2008

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Holiday Seasons Gift Guide

A holiday guide for the newly poor, plus unique gift ideas
Celebrating in hard times
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 12, 2008



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Comics and crafts unite

Square Deal
What differentiates Comicazi-con from this past month's Boston Comic Con, sponsored by Framingham's Bedrock Comics, is the big-tent approach. Comicazi-con won't be focusing solely on comics, but will include local merchants.
By: GEORGIANA COHEN  |  December 12, 2008

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Visions of Sugar Dish

The Nutcracker meets burlesque
Vanessa White, stage-name Sugar Dish, was lying on her couch this past spring, watching the Joffrey Ballet on TV, when "it just popped into my brain. The name came first."
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  December 12, 2008

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Geeky gifts 101

An introduction to buying things you don’t completely understand
“Smelly Yankee Candle for Grandma? Check. Tie for Dad? Got it. Toy dump truck for Tommy? Yup. Man, this holiday shopping stuff is easy. Now, who’s next? . . . Um. . . Hmmm.”
By: GEORGIANA COHEN  |  December 11, 2008

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High-tech high jinx

Anybody can give electronics that do something useful, it takes imagination to air-condition a dog
Like being visited by the Grinch instead of Santa, it looks as if Barack Obama is going to have to give up his beloved BlackBerry not long after this holiday season draws to a close.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  December 12, 2008

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Enrich thy neighbor

'Buy local' and take care of business
'Buy local' and take care of business
By: JULIA RAPPAPORT  |  December 12, 2008



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Jews just want to have fun

And perhaps find love by turning Christmas Eve into the jolliest night of the year
The streets are deserted, the storefronts chained shut, and there's not a glimmer of neon to guide you to your favorite bar.
By: JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  December 08, 2009

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The holly and the miser

You're suddenly poor; suck it up and be cheap
Let the current financial tsunami be a lesson to you, arrogant plebeian consumer: greed cometh before a fall.
By: KARA BASKIN  |  December 09, 2008

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Slideshow: Vanishing Boston

Classic locations threatened
More photos of Vanishing Boston sites
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 26, 2008

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Vanishing Boston

A field guide to Boston's 'lasting' treasures — to be enjoyed before they're razed in favor of chain stores
The Boston we live in today will be gone someday, but there's still time to get to know it in all its uniqueness.

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Slideshow: Ski Cover Art Contest

Cover artwork submitted by Bob Maloney's 'Experimental Illustration' class at MassArt
Art submissions for the cover of the Phoenix's Ski supplement
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 25, 2008



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Get your ski on

 Hit the slopes with the Phoenix as your guide
Hit the slopes with the Phoenix as your guide
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 24, 2008

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Relax? Don't do it!

The latest casualty of the economic crisis? Lounges. And possibly leisure itself.
Lounge lizards, lament.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  November 19, 2008

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Downhill economy

How to go skiing in New England with no car and little money
Thrills, generally speaking, aren't cheap.
By: JASON O'BRYAN  |  November 18, 2008

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Technically improved

Ski and snowboard gear refined, not redefined
Snow sports shred the space-time continuum this winter, with new styles that push technological boundaries for form and function.
By: CLEA SIMON  |  November 18, 2008

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Life on the level

Laughing in the face of fear doesn't mean you're not a coward
At the tippity-top of my teetering list of irrational neurosis? Skiing, of course.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  November 18, 2008


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