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  1. Attack of the Sugar Plum FairiesYes, the town’s overflowing with tulle. But mercifully, there’s a Nutcracker to satisfy every taste.
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    See All the Red-Carpet Looks From the 2014 OscarsBecause the competition on the red carpet can be as interesting as the awards race itself.
  3. Love in a Heart-Shaped BoxThirty-three boxes of sweets for Valentine’s Day, from one-of-a-kind truffles to chocolate cigars in their very own humidor.
  4. The Last MealHere’s where to welcome 2014 by eating well, plus options for recovery brunches the morning after.
  5. Bright Lights, Big CityOrigami decorations or Neapolitan angels may trim a tree tastefully, but nothing compares to good old-fashioned holiday glitz.
  6. Downsized DessertSample every flavor on the holiday table this Thanksgiving with small pies from pumpkin to pecan.
  7. Spooky TreatsDeliciously scary cookies, candies, and chocolates in sets big enough to share.
  8. farewells
    Photos: Celebrity Mourners at James Gandolfini’s FuneralThe Sopranos cast pays their last respects.
  9. Sweet SurpriseTwenty-one Valentine’s Day treats that go beyond the standard heart-shaped box.
  10. Nineteen Pies for Pumpkin-HatersSkip that near-ubiquitous gourd for something a little more original. From pear-cranberry to Mississippi Mud, there’s an option for everyone.
  11. Ghoulish GoodsHalloween cookies, candies, and chocolates with a devilish twist.
  12. How Sweet Easter IsHere are decadent bunnies, eggs, and chocolates to fill your basket this spring.
  13. See All the Red-Carpet Looks From the 2012 BAFTA AwardsFrom the cast of Drive to The Help, the film industry makes a grand entrance at the BAFTA Awards.
  14. Other Critics
    Sifton Renews Craft’s Three Stars; Cheshes Thinks Do or Dine Falls ShortPlus: “Tables for Two” hits the Dutch, Sietsema enjoys Neely’s Barbecue Parlor, and more of this week’s reviews.
  15. a tale of two texans
    So How Similar Are Rick Perry and George W. Bush, Anyway?Spoiler: Only one of these Texas governors enjoys golfing.
  16. bike lanes
    Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Brooklyn Bike LaneThe ruling marks a significant victory for the city.
  17. white men losing money
    Stocks Plummet Yet Again, and This Time It’s France’s FaultNearly erasing Tuesday’s gains.
  18. london riots
    Slideshow: The London RiotsScenes of chaos and violence from three nights of unrest.
  19. congress
    Congress Reaches Deal to End FAA ShutdownThe short-term extension will put 74,000 back to work.
  20. news corp. scandal
    Breaking: Another Executive at News Corp. Arrested in Phone-Hacking ScandalThe unnamed man is believed to be Stuart Kuttner, the former managing editor at ‘News of the World’.
  21. scores
    Diane Passage Is Divorcing Ponzi Schemer Ken StarrShe’s on the lookout for a new companion, since “billionaire is the new millionaire.”
  22. afghanistan
    Afghan President Karzai’s Brother Killed in KandaharAhmed Wali Karzai was the No. 1 man in southern Afghanistan.
  23. cable news news
    CNN Cancels Eliot Spitzer’s In the Arena in Prime-Time ShuffleAnderson Cooper will take over the 8 p.m. time slot.
  24. the future is coming
    Yahoo Is Trying to Buy HuluThe online video service is considering an unsolicited acquisition offer.
  25. hack to the future
    FBI Breaks the Internet During LulzSec RaidA suspected LulzSec hacker was also arrested in London.
  26. osama bin killed
    Bin Laden Associate Arrested in AfghanistanOfficials suspect he was with bin Laden in 2001.
  27. intergalactic planetary
    Space Shuttle Endeavour Makes Final Return to EarthAfter a sixteen-day mission to the International Space Station.
  28. The Other Critics
    Cheshes Enjoys Lyon Bouchon Moderne; Sietsema Praises Dean Street’sPlus: Shockey reviews Bi Lokma, Greene impressed by the Dutch, and more, in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  29. red carpet
    See All the Red-Carpet Looks From Last Night’s Billboard Music AwardsBeyoncé! Rihanna! Ke$ha!
  30. osama bin killed
    The Bin Laden Raid, Code Name: ‘The Trip To Atlantic City’Hundreds knew about the raid before it happened.
  31. The Other Critics
    Sifton Gives Three to Gotham Bar and Grill; Cuozzo Thinks La SilhouettePlus: Shockey let down by Spasso, and more, in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  32. double trouble
    The Winkleveii Don’t Understand the Meaning of ‘Decline to Review Appeal’And petition the Supreme Court in a last-ditch effort.
  33. out on the weekend
    This Weekend’s Concerts, From Ke$ha to Tune-YardsPlus: Maroon 5, the Strokes, Ricky Martin, and more, in our weekly concert roundup.
  34. morning news news
    Meredith Vieira Will Leave Today in JuneIt’s official.
  35. the greatest show of our time
    Gossip Girl Recap Recap: Too Much Is Just the Right AmountCompiled by our commenters.
  36. japan
    Workers Enter Japan’s Nuclear Reactor BuildingFirst time since the earthquake.
  37. The Other Critics
    Sifton Enjoys Colonie; Cheshes Disappointed by the Astor RoomPlus: Shockey impressed by Tenpenny, and more, in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  38. The Other Critics
    Three Stars for Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare; Cheshes Enjoys PorsenaPlus: Sietsema disappointed by Hofbrau Bierhaus, Greene revisits Red Rooster, and more, in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  39. User's Guide
    Where to Celebrate Easter Sunday (With a Map!)Grub Street’s roundup of Easter Sunday specials.
  40. The Other Critics
    Sifton Enjoys Graffit; Cheshes Split on Mile End, Octavia’s PorchPlus: Sietsema introduces Yi Lan, Goldfield impressed by Porsena, and more, in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  41. bp oil spill
    BP Cleanup Workers Report Mysterious IllnessesSimilar symptoms have been seen among responders to the Exxon Valdez spill.
  42. japan
    Japan’s Death Toll Rises to Nearly 14,000Another 14,030 people are still missing.
  43. The Other Critics
    Sifton Enjoys Niko; Cheshes Calls M. Wells an ‘Ambitious Newcomer’Plus: Sietsema likes Mable’s Smokehouse, Shockey is disappointed by Ember Room, and more, in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  44. The Other Critics
    Carey and Sutton Split on Red Rooster; Cuozzo Disappointed by Ember RoomPlus: Shockey thinks Saro is bland, Sutton likes M. Wells, and more, in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  45. supercut
    ‘That’s Not My Face!’: A Montage of Body-Switching Reactions From Movies and TVSee the pretty girl in the mirror there … Wait. Who is that?
  46. The Other Critics
    Sifton, Cuozzo Impressed by Tulsi; Sietsema Takes On Sol de QuitoPlus: Shockey disappointed by Mehtaphor, Greene’s first look at David Burke Kitchen, and more, in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  47. out on the weekend
    This Weekend’s Concerts, From Travie McCoy to Britney SpearsPlus: Lady Gaga, Scissor Sisters, Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks, Janet Jackson, and more, in our weekly roundup of concerts.
  48. The Other Critics
    Sifton Says La Petite Maison Is Hardly Adventurous; Sietsema Praises GoatPlus: Shockey impressed by culinary life on Mulberry Street, Greene enjoys Spasso, and more, in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  49. The Other Critics
    Sifton Impressed by Veritas; Cuozzo Thinks Red Rooster ‘Makes Lenox AvenuePlus: Greene enjoys La Silhouette, Sutton says Fedora has “more hits than misses,” and more, in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  50. Grub Map
    The Grub Street Guide to St. Patrick’s Day Debauchery (With a Map!)The best booze deals happening around town.
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