It’s the end of the year as they know it

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End of the year best-of lists are almost as bad as Christmas theyre coming earlier and earlier. New City posted its Best of Chicago listings for 2008 yesterday. At least their categories are clever if not comprehensive: Best underrated late-night dance party,

Best production of a play you may have expected to be boring, Best memory shaken loose by the re-release of Liz Phairs Exile in Guyville, etc.

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