Back in the halcyon days of 2010 and 2011, I wrote weekly On magazine previews for the On Blog.

To my great shame I stopped doing that for some reason, allowing the On Blog to become the dystopian wasteland it now is. Well, here’s the news: We’re bringing it back. This On magazine preview is a first step in that direction. I’ll use the On Blog for updates, commentary and things that for one reason or another don’t have a spot in the magazine. I’ll also use it for previews each week, just like I did back when we were young and innocent — a couple of years ago.

Anyway, here’s what you can expect from today’s edition of On magazine:

The 2012 year-in-review roundup of local entertainment stories, including my picks for “best of” in categories such as “local band” and “restaurant.”

A feature on this weekend’s Crooked Holiday Extravaganza at The Seasons Performance Hall, headlined by local-boys-made-good Cody Beebe and The Crooks.

An Indoorsman column detailing my mix-CD-making process.

A Dear Crabby column full of advice on dealing with nosy co-workers.

Freelancer T.J. Tranchell’s take on the new Orion brew-and-view movie theater downtown.

A tribute to new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Heart, by superfan (and YH-R sportswriter) Roger Underwood.

An erudite and weird column by music critic and obituary clerk Simon Sizer, who this week tackles yet another record you’ve never heard of. (Sizer, it should be noted, is my favorite writer, a dear friend and the best pop-music writer working today.)

An On the Menu restaurant recommendation for the new Taco Shack in Selah by YH-R copy editor and staff foodie Savannah Tranchell.

A review of the new book “A Year of Biblical Womanhood” by contributor and Inklings Bookshop owner Susan Richmond.

It’s a jam-packed issue of On magazine, really. Make sure to pick one up inside today’s Yakima Herald-Republic.

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