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Occupier fined for trespass

In a stiff sentence for an act of nonviolent civil disobedience, a judge on March 23 slapped a $400 fine plus $90 in court costs on the first of the "Blaine House 9" to go on trial. Diane Messer, 59, of Liberty, had been convicted of criminal trespass b
Blaine House 9
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  March 30, 2012

Don't do that

Republicans and libertarians share many similarities. For instance, members of both groups are generally equipped with bladders.
What the GOP, libertarians, and jellyfish have in common
By AL DIAMON  |  March 25, 2011
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Grave Spotting

I asked the question this way: "Where would you want to be buried?" Not "do," but "would." That is to say if, by chance, you were to die, unlikely as that might be, where would you want to spend all of nonexistence?
Spooky? A bit, but Massachusetts's cemeteries are also the bucolic, final resting places of many great American writers.
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  June 18, 2010
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A timeless tale

Ever since it was published in 1868, Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women has been inspiring generation after generation of strong-minded girls to grow into independent women.
Feminism is at the fore in PC’s Little Women
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 09, 2010

Nudity throughout history



By ALEXIS HAUK  |  March 19, 2010
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Tech Support

"Lo! Men have become the tools of their tools." So wrote Henry David Thoreau, a long time ago, in Walden .
Stereo equipment is so passé. This year's unnecessarily awesome gadgets will stir coffee and turn T-shirts into guitars.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 11, 2009


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Weather reports

One of the great themes in America is nostalgia for the "good old days," which flame into being and then fade into the distance.
Landscape nostalgia, plus climate, the nature of community, and drawing show #21
By GREG COOK  |  October 09, 2009

June 2008


Monthly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  May 30, 2008

May 2008


Monthly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  May 01, 2008

April 2008

April's planetary themes are fire and earth and a touch of water, which basically amounts to the conditions needed for pottery.
Monthly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  April 01, 2008


March 2008


Monthly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  March 03, 2008

February 2008


Monthly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  January 31, 2008

January 2008


Monthly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  December 31, 2007
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Chafee offers something rare: a memorable graduation address

Is there a more unnerving task than being asked to be a graduation speaker?
Go waste
By IAN DONNIS  |  May 23, 2007
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Hot stuff

When we think of global warming, we picture glaciers melting, sunbathing polar bears, and The Day After Tomorrow .
Global-warming study looks local
By GREG COOK  |  April 18, 2007


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Two guys walk into a bar . . .

From the outside, P.A.’s Lounge looks like a place a man in a joke about a bar might think twice about bringing his talking dog into.
The debut of the Union Square Round Table
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  November 13, 2006

Social studies II

Workhorse is a well-named theater.
Workhorse’s insightful With Claws and Beak
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 18, 2006