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Vol. 136, No. 28 DECEMBER 31, 1990

MOST OF MOST OF MOST OF MOST OF MOST OF MOST OF MOST OF MOST OF MOST OF MOST OF

BEST OF '90

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COVER: Lists to sum up the year and chart a new mood -- so long '80s, hello subdued '90s

Annual "bests" and "mosts" express a human instinct for putting things in order. This year's crop also reflects a shift from a time of ostentation to one of restraint, unease and do-goodism -- plus flashes of camp and cheekiness.

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NATION: 'Tis no season to be jolly

Fears of war and recession dampen holiday spirits. -- The states...

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