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In our part of the world, Christmas happens at the coldest, darkest time of the year. Yet somehow in our minds, this day is suffused with light. This image of light in the darkness permeates Sting & Honey Company’s lovely, …

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  • In this Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 photo, Kirk Douglas poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif. The rakish screen legend with the famously dimpled chin made it abundantly clear that he was done with writing on a recent overcast afternoon at his Beverly Hills home, days before the release of his poetry collection “Life Could Be Verse: Reflections on Love, Loss, and What Really Matters.” “To me, this is my best book, and my last book,” said Douglas. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) Books: Kirk Douglas reflects on life as man, father and a husband in ‘Life Could Be Verse’
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  • This CD cover image released by Blue Note shows From New old Dylan to Metallica and Mancini, a review of key musical box sets
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