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6:12am

Sat December 13, 2014
Arts & Life

It's Ugly Christmas Sweater Season — Share Your Best (Bad) Attire

Originally published on Sun December 14, 2014 6:56 pm

So bad it's ... good? Consumer appetite for ugly Christmas sweaters — the tackier, the better — has had an impact on how retailers stock for the season.
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Looking for a stylish sweater for the holidays? Forget cashmere. Instead, go for the light-up, dancing Santa.

This season, holiday shoppers are demanding the ugliest, gaudiest, tackiest sweaters out there. They need them for ugly sweater parties, ugly sweater fun runs — even an ugly sweater party cruise.

All that demand has had an impact on stores large and small. On the national level, Wal-Mart, Kohl's and Target all sell vintage-looking sweaters with all the bells and tinsel you could want.

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5:12am

Sat December 13, 2014
Movie Interviews

Finland's HIM Releases Early Work In 'Lashes to Ashes'

Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 10:07 am

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It is very cold and very dark in Finland this time of year - every time of year, I understand. But there's a band that finds inspiration in that dark and cold. For more than 20 years, the group HIM has been heating up Helsinki nights.

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5:12am

Sat December 13, 2014
Strange News

London Men Decks Their Beards With Beads And Baubles

Originally published on Sat December 13, 2014 11:21 am

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5:12am

Sat December 13, 2014
Space

Geminids Promise A Light Show In The Night Sky

Originally published on Sat December 13, 2014 9:52 am

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8:51am

Sat December 6, 2014
NPR Story

Mourning Turns To Protest At Brooklyn Victim's Funeral

Originally published on Sat December 6, 2014 10:07 am

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