Sound & Vision Holiday Entertainment Guide

S&V Holiday Picks Things to do when you're not reading Sound & Vision Editied by Michael Gaughn

Boxes in Brief: DVD The way things have been lately, it seems like everyone could use a good cheering up. So this year, we're focusing on DVDs that will give us a winter of bliss and a season of good thrill. The movies and TV series cover the best of all kinds of tastes, with emphasis on some serious escapism. - Josef Krebs

Boxes in Brief: CD In recent issues, we have already covered the folk collection Washington Square Memoirs (September), Miles Davis's The Complete "In a Silent Way" Sessions (October), and Buffalo Springfield's Box Set (October). But we have not yet begun to box. - Ken Richardson

Tracking Surround The fear you hear when you cue up many multichannel titles on DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD is the ir-rational fear of the center channel. But there are exceptions. - Robert Ripps