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The Year in Arts

In search of the next big distraction

Rihanna opened up about her abuse at the hands of Chris Brown to Diane Sawyer on ABC. Rihanna opened up about her abuse at the hands of Chris Brown to Diane Sawyer on ABC. (Ida Mae Astute/Abc via AP (Above); Andrew Milligan/Associated Press)
By Matthew Gilbert
Globe Staff / December 27, 2009

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This year, we were on the run, just like the full-court media on the day of Balloon Boy, Oct. 15. We were hungrily chasing after tabloid stories, searching the skies for the Next Big Distraction, in hot pursuit of hot air. How not to think about the recession, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Iran’s violent election, the tinderbox of ... (Full article: 1210 words)

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