Boxing Day: Will Smith floats like a butterfly in 'Ali.'
Killer Colombian: Shakira is a female Ricky Martin times 10--so how come her new album, 'Laundry Service,' can't get airplay?
Sights & Sounds: The year showed that local live music flourishes--when it has a place to play.
Meal Culpa: Food critic Christina Waters looks back fondly on the year's eclectic menu of memorable meals.
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