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Rare treats

There are foodie consumers and there are foodie creators, but they all appreciate something unusual
They've dined you, they've wined you with meals both wonderful and offal.
By CLEA SIMON  |  December 08, 2008
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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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On the 10th drink of Christmas

Navigating the holidays with seasonal stagger
Seen through the right lens, Christmas looks like a season of devilish malevolence — a time of gloomy cold, bad movies, gift anxiety and consumer hoards, inane music repeated indefinitely, and family, hour after hour, day after chatty day.
By JASON O’BRYAN  |  November 20, 2009
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Wish-fulfillment for a burning world

The 2008 heroic holiday DVD and Blu-ray gift guide
From the shining big-screen debut of Iron Man to the large amounts of green produced by the Incredible Hulk, this was the year the public couldn't get enough of their favorite heroes.
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 11, 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