Holiday Guide

The Best Music of 2009

The Appleseed Cast, Sagarmatha Although the Appleseed Cast used to be an emo band, there's...

Snowblowers and El Niño

With the largest concentration of ski resorts in North America, the Lake Tahoe region doesn't...

A Quartet of Holiday Cookies

One decade ago, Cheryl Lew, the pastry chef and proprietor of Oakland's Montclair Baking, found...

One-of-a-Kind Holiday Gifts

Except for hoarders, Americans are working on curbing their love affair with stuff. We're no...

DJs, Mario, and Assassins

The long drought of summer is over. It's raining video games. Truly great video games...

Upgrading and Downsizing

Vivitek H1080FD Projector $999.99 If it's time to replace your old TV, consider...

The Best Music of 2008

Walt Blanton, Monuments Las Vegas-based trumpeter Walt Blanton slipped under the radar with this disc, a...

Slow Food Gifts

To the women in my family, nothing made the holiday season quite as ...

A Year of Culture

Play Your Own Thing: A Story of Jazz in Europe $24.99 Purist-types love to argue about who...

Parkour, Apocalypse, and Downloads

Mirror's Edge For PC, Sony PS3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 Rating: Teen. MSRP: PC, $49.99; PS3...

Great Holiday Gadgets

Scandyna the Amp $700 It looks like a Weber grill, but it puts out sound like...

Affordable, Local, and Unique

Given that your wallet may be particularly light this holiday season — and your work...

The Passenger

I was probably only out for a minute or two, lulled to sleep by...

Felt Elephants

In the wake of a presidential election that's being called America's most important ever, holiday...
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