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Get Into The Holiday Spirit With Scandinavian Glogg

In snowy Norway, nothing evokes Christmastime like a pot of glogg brewing on the stove. The traditional Scandinavian winter drink mixes wine, spirits and spices like clove, cardamom and cinnamon to make for a brew that smells divine and tastes even better.
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Indulge Yourself: 2011's Best Celebrity Tell-Alls

Susan Jane Gilman recommends behind-the-scenes reads about the rich and famous — by a rock star, a hotel concierge, a stuntman and a Brat Packer, all offering backstage passes to their glamorous lives. Entertaining and star-studded, they make for perfect holiday escapism — with a cocktail (or two) in hand.
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Holiday Greetings From The World Of Politics: Dogs, Churches, And Plaid Shirts

Political figures send out holiday cards just like everyone else. ...Well, maybe not exactly like everyone else.
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Flicks, Picked (Redux): Edelstein's 2011 Top 10 Films

From a white-knuckle Wall Street chronicle to a modernized Shakespearean war story, the films on David Edelstein's best-of-the-year list tell solid stories new and old.
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'The Dead Witness': Classic Victorian Crime Fiction

In The Dead Witness, Michael Sims presents stories from the early days of detective fiction, revisiting classics and introducing readers to a raft of lesser-known writers, many of them women.
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Tintin's 'Adventures' Take Him To Hollywood

Seamlessly blending innocent wonder with the most worldly and sophisticated technology, Steven Spielberg's motion-capture adventure tracks the Belgian hero on a global quest.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Dec. 22

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Two clans: Wu-Tang and Torpedo.

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Glenn Close Finds Chemistry In Role Of Albert Nobbs

In the new movie Albert Nobbs, Close brings to life the painful loneliness of a woman living as a man in 19th-century Ireland. For Close, who is also a producer and screenwriter on the film, it's a passion project years in the works.
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Maryland Board Approves Money For Slots

By a vote of 2-1, Maryland's board of public works voted to move forward with the lease for what will be the state's largest casino -- located in Anne Arundel County.

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