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Worth the gamble?

Just three years after Rhode Island voters killed plans for a full-scale, Vegas-style casino, big-time gambling is in the cards again.
A push for full-scale Vegas-style casinos is in the cards again. Can poker and craps save a state in freefall?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  December 18, 2009
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Quitters, tinklers, tacklers, and whoppers

David Berman of Silver Jews intends to quit the music biz and concentrate on writing prose, says a post on the Drag City Web site.
The Big Hurt: Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  February 02, 2009
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Silver Jew | Drag City DVD

Michael Tully’s 52-minute home movie/documentary follows the band as they schlep around Israel touring, shopping, and playing a handful of gigs.  
Drag City (2008)
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  October 08, 2008
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Hoot and challah(1)

Watching Berman on stage, you couldn’t be sure. Is he into it? Does he like this?
Silver Jews, Middle East Downstairs, September 5, 2008
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  September 08, 2008
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Silver Jews

Wry, witty, and weird, this not-quite-coherent set of songs is a more freewheeling tour of lead singer David Berman’s increasingly playful lyrical sensibilities.
Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea | Drag City
By RICHARD BECK  |  June 24, 2008
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Fact and fiction . . .

Of the 16 narrative films on deck this year at the Newport International Film Festival, several could be termed “coming-of-age.”
The whole wide world is on screen at the 10th Annual Newport International Film Festival
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  May 30, 2007


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Rare, please!

The Internet and all it represents has never struck me as fitting very well into the faux Appalachian, outsider-artist æsthetic that Will Oldham has cultivated for himself in his various Palace incarnations and, of late, as Bonnie “Prince” Billy.
Versions found only on the web
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 26, 2006

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By  |  March 23, 2006
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Becoming Berman

After a weekend in NYC, the Silver Jews hit Cambridge Sunday afternoon on a tour in support of Tanglewood Numbers (Drag City), their fifth album in 12 years.
The Silver Jews’ coming-out party
By LEON NEYFAKH  |  March 21, 2006