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Many holiday shoppers prefer the Downtown aesthetic. Its penchant for bright, festive lighting and décor far away from big-box parking lots, its distance from the congestion and noise of major thoroughfares and its tendency to stock unique and hard-to-find items go a long way toward drawing …

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For Indian food fans, Urban Tandoor set a high standard when it opened in mid-2019. If something feels familiar about Pakwan Indian Restaurant & Bar, it might just be the same signage and logo font. But get to eating, and you’ll find a similar quality in the roundly excellent flavors at …

Nora O’Connor has sung for the likes of Andrew Bird, Iron & Wine, Neko Case and Kelly Hogan, but she rarely approaches the microphone with her own material. Thankfully, the new My Heart (Pravda Records) is the best of her infrequent works. O’Connor’s already known for a rich and melliflu…

This is Thanksgiving week, and while we're gathered with friends and family — either around the dinner table or the TV watching football, or at a trailhead getting ready to go for a hike, run or ride — take a few minutes and show your thanks to the many groups in our region that help make ou…

There is one thing that's almost certain to happen when you're in the backcountry: If something goes wrong, your cell phone likely won't have any service. If there is, say, one bar, then a simple text message may get to someone, but a call likely won't. And, you don't have to be very remote …

Sometimes I miss trying new eateries because I send my co-critics to review them, and if they don’t talk up a place enough to entice me, I tend to skip visiting myself. So while the Indy may be a repository for historic review knowledge, I have some blind spots with personal experience. Jarr…

Swedish sisters Johanna and Klara Soderberg were scarcely out of their teens when their duo, First Aid Kit, launched its first EP in 2009. Despite a growing U.S. audience, they have been invisible for several years, and a recent live-album tribute to Leonard Cohen was criminally ignored. But…

Taylor Swift broke global supply chains recently by releasing 10 physical variants of her new album Midnights (Republic), along with a downloadable extended version called 3am. Pity Canadian pop star Carly Rae Jepsen, known here for “Call Me Maybe,” who released her album The Loneliest Time …

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Recreational marijuana could be legal in half of the United States if voters in five states approve ballot measures on Nov. 8, according to an Oct. 24 report from the Associated Press.

As has been the case among the general population, creatives reacted to the lockdowns and isolation of the pandemic era in a variety of ways. Some found the lack of human contact and disconnection from life’s routines deeply frustrating. For others, the time away from familiar people and act…