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Bullying the Jukebox

Ryan Bradford knows what’s best for your musically starved children.

By Ryan Bradford
POSTED // Nov 19,2008 - Dear Mom and Dad, nI know music isn’t your thing; increasingly confusing band names (Clap your hands and say what?) and know-it-all record stores aren’t much help, either. In spite of all these obstacles, it may seem easier to just get me an iTunes gift card. Hell, I may ask for one, but please, do not heed my requests! nYou see, despite the convenience of digital downloads, they&rsqu...

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Gifted Thinking

Where critical thought meets the material world.

By City Weekly Staff
POSTED // Nov 19,2008 - Yes, we writers are idealists; we constantly seek a better world. And with this issue, we’re applying that idealism to shopping.

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The Year's Best Fiction

A good novel will merry up anyone's holiday.

By John Freeman
POSTED // Nov 19,2008 - Not long ago, publishing's wise old heads bet we would be so preoccupied with defibrillating the American dream at the polls in 2008 we wouldn't have time to dream in fiction. And they were right.

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2007 Gift Guide: Holly Jolly Central

By City Weekly Staff
POSTED // Nov 20,2007 - It’s November 22. Do you know where your perfect gift is? Why, oh why, you might be asking, do we put ourselves through this torment every year? The crowds, the lines, the expense … all to hand off a cheerfully wrapped box with the ideal...

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2007 Gift Guide | Prezzies That Impress: Becoming a gift guru is easier than you think

By Princess Kennedy
POSTED // Nov 20,2007 - We spend sleepless nights racking our brains, countless hours with other frustrated shoppers in freezing outdoor shopping centers. Still, we come home empty-handed and aggravated. Sit back, pour yourself a cup of cocoa and relax. See if I can’t...

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2007 Gift Guide | Book ’Em: Spread the good word for the holidays

By John Freeman
POSTED // Nov 20,2007 - Forget about silkscreen T-shirts, mix-tapes, or even the Sharper Image catalog of wonders, there’s nothing as personal as a book. For every personality, every reading level, there’s a book out there waiting to provide that lucky recipient...

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2007 Gift Guide | Lust in the Kitchen: The stuff you want, the stuff you need, the stuff that’ll make cooks cream

POSTED // Nov 20,2007 - I’ve been particularly good this year, and I hope Santa has taken note. Because you know the saying: It ain’t over ’til the fat man slices. And I lust for a fancy mandoline under the tree this Christmas. Not the little eight-stringed...

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2007 Gift Guide | Score With Music: Gain hipster cred by giving music Ryan Bradford says they’ll like

By Ryan Bradford
POSTED // Nov 20,2007 - We all know you have killer taste in music. But, while it might seem like a good idea to burn a copy of Radiohead’s In Rainbows as a gift, it’s not an idea all will appreciate. Often, those lacking similar musical “prowess” prefer...

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2007 Gift Guide | Living in the Present: Coming up short on gift ideas? Let the CW staff engage your inner Santa

By City Weekly Staff
POSTED // Nov 20,2007 - It’s hard to know what others might like to receive this holiday season, but each of us knows what we’d like to unwrap come winter solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or yuletide. So, in an effort to spark your gift-buying frenzy, members...

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Gift Guide 2006

Gift It Up: City Weekly puts the X back in Xmas

By City Weekly Staff
POSTED // Nov 23,2006 - The holiday season: In like a tsunami, out like a tsunami. But sometimes, at least, it’s a warm pleasant wave frothing with good vibes and good cheer. But always on steroids, unless you’re new to town and have only one friend … someone on...
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