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Freedonia Tries Napkins to Jump-Start Tech-Starved Economy

November 17, 2017
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SKLA NORGRZI, Freedonia.  This town of approximately 30,000 humans and 2,500 farm animals nestled snugly in the Zbiegzliw Mountain range is generally considered the “Freedonian Silicon Valley,” as the government has poured millions of zlotnys–the…

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Backward Types in Demand as College Tour Guides

November 16, 2017
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ABILENE, Texas.  Ryan Simmons is, to all appearances, a slightly scrawny high school senior with no particular athletic ability, but he’s drawing attention from top colleges across the country as recruiting season swings into high…

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Hepcat Herb Clark, Bongo-Playing Poet-Narc

November 15, 2017
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“Beatnik” George Bermudez, an undercover narcotics officer, learned to play the bongos, memorized Oscar Wilde’s “Ballad of Reading Gaol,” and became a published poet in order to infiltrate drug rings. Review of “St. Marks is…

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Science Takes on Female Hormones, Hormones Win

November 14, 2017
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Scientific breakthroughs have made our lives richer and more fulfilling in a number of ways.  The problem with science, however, is scientists. Alfred Kinsey: Beneath the goofy bow tie lay a snarling, lust-crazed libido.  …

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Speed-Dating With the Supreme Court

November 13, 2017
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In the case of Bilski and Warsaw v. Kappos, Justice Stephen Breyer asked counsel whether he could patent a method of teaching that would keep 80% of students awake and Justice Sonia Sotomayor asked if…

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Among the Battling Subway Poets

November 10, 2017
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A program called “Poetry on the T” places poems on Red, Green and Orange line subway trains in Boston. wbur.org “I think that I shall never see–hey, watch it pal, that’s my knee!”   I’ve…

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To Your Health!

November 9, 2017
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Staying healthy means making the right choices, like choosing not to eat that fourth bag of pork rinds.  Here are some of the issues our readers faced this month. Dear To Your Health: I have warts…

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Dead Boyfriend Club Helps Distaff Poets Get Serious

November 8, 2017
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.  elena gotchko is the editor-in-chief of plangent voices (“upper-case free since 2003!”), a literary quarterly whose mission is to bring difficult, even impenetrable verse to its readers, but she’s tearing her hair out…

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For One Actor, Health Club Videos Fill Mid-Career Hole

November 7, 2017
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BOSTON.  Jed Kraznow “had a good run,” in his words, as a loveable teenager appearing in several direct-to-video gross-out films that appealed primarily to the all-important adolescent male demographic, including “I Saw You Scratch Yourself”…

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New Rules Aim to Curb Cafeteria Pratfall Ovations

November 6, 2017
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DOWNER’S GROVE, Illinois.  It is a tradition almost as old as the nation itself if colonial records are to be believed.  “Received my hot meal of Maize, Squash and Also More Squash,” reads the diary…

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