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A Very Mayan Xmasnew

Suspend disbelief for a moment, and prepare to skim the surface of rationality as we tackle a last-minute gift guide for, well, our last minutes.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Edie Adelstein, Kirsten Akens, Matthew Schniper  |  12-20-2012  |  Shopping

Books for Cooks: Have Yourself a Tasty Little Christmasnew

It's a perfect moment to give cookbooks for the holidays: They're relatively inexpensive and they'll keep home cooks safely cocooned, exploring the boundaries of the pantry rather than the limits of their bank accounts. So, don we now our vintage aprons (also a nice cook's gift, by the way) to recommend a few.
Orlando Weekly  |  Jessica Bryce Young  |  12-08-2009  |  Food+Drink

Gift Guide: Gimme Gadgetsnew

In the time-honored American tradition of radical individualism, I've decided to bring the focus of my annual gift guide back to me, me, me. These are things I want, and I promise to write you a lilac-scented thank-you note if you buy them for me.
Tucson Weekly  |  Saxon Burns  |  11-18-2009  |  Video Games

Gift Guide: Consider Placing Some Great Indie Books Underneath the Treenew

Unemployment is still too high, which means many people are struggling -- so why not buy your friends and loved ones books for the holidays? After all, books are cheap, and if things get desperate, they make great kindling once the power gets turned off!
Tucson Weekly  |  Jarret Keene  |  11-18-2009  |  Books

Lush Lit: Five Great Wine Books for the Holidaysnew

A wise person once said that talking about music is like dancing about architecture. The same could perhaps be said in regards to talking about wine, an exercise so absurd it's regularly mocked on novelty napkins. Writing about wine, however, is another thing entirely. Wine is an especially literary liquid; no other nutrient gets its own section in the bookstore.
C-Ville Weekly  |  J. Tobias Beard  |  12-10-2008  |  Books

Small-Press Books: Reading for Real Peoplenew

As the unemployment rate rises and your friends find themselves out of work, why not comfort them with some small-press books this holiday season?
Tucson Weekly  |  Jarret Keene  |  11-20-2008  |  Books

A Guide to the Season's Best Box Setsnew

A roundup of the season's highly anticipated box sets for music and TV (with authorial "I" used liberally throughout).
Eugene Weekly  |  Chuck Adams  |  12-17-2007  |  Shopping

Music Manianew

Perhaps a box set or two would look good under the tree.
Tucson Weekly  |  Gene Armstrong  |  12-14-2006  |  Reviews

The Alt-Giving Guide

We've got cheeky pop culture books, CDs, and DVDs for the hard-to-shop for.
City Newspaper  |  Dayna Papaleo, Eric Rezsnyak and Todd Rezsnyak  |  11-15-2006  |  Shopping

Jingle Booksnew

Have yourself a literary holiday with some unusual small-press publications.
Tucson Weekly  |  Jarret Keene  |  12-07-2005  |  Nonfiction

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