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Remotary Publics Bring Stamps, Seals to Those in Distress

March 3, 2017
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JAFFREY, New Hampshire. Beverly Huber thought she was ready for an early spring climb up New Hampshire’s Mt. Monadnock by the White Dot trail, the steepest ascent to the summit, after a year spent hiking and…

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At the Jennifer Aniston Intensive Haircare Clinic

March 2, 2017
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Living Proof, a company whose owners include two MIT-trained engineers, adopted a scientific approach to haircare, then reached out to Jennifer Aniston, “possessor of what is perhaps the most famous hair on the planet.”  “I read the…

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Trump Declares March Orange History Month

March 1, 2017
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ORANGE, California.  Air Force One touched down this morning in this city of 140,000, an island of Republicans in the ocean of blue-state California.  “It’s an outpost of normalcy in a wilderness of weirdness,” says Tom “Scotty”…

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At the Preppy Headband Surgicenter

February 28, 2017
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WELLESLEY FALLS, Mass.  It’s a quarter to 8 in the morning in this leafy suburb of Boston, and Washington Street–the main artery that takes commuters to the Massachusetts Turnpike–is bumper-to-polite-bumper.  “It’s a traffic jam, but…

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

February 27, 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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For the Eminently Practical, the Blues Don’t Come Easy

February 26, 2017
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WESTLAND, Mass.  In this western suburb of Boston, “starter” homes are typically priced just over a million dollars, leaving many in less-affluent communities nearby to say “nice start” when told their neighbors are moving up…

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Cyndi Timmons, Cynical Assistant Deli Manager

February 25, 2017
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I swear to God these freaking hair nets drive me CRAZY! How in the hell am I ever supposed to attract a second husband when I look like a refugee from a 50s hat rack? I’ll…

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Happy Hour at the Goodall Institute

February 24, 2017
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          Lucy, having grown up as a human child, was like a changeling, her essential chimpanzeeness overlaid by the various human behaviours she had acquired over the years.  I watched, amazed, as she opened the…

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One-Man Show is Dream Come True for Average Joe

February 23, 2017
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NEW YORK.  Al Theobald is not unlike many other 55-year olds he knows.  “I’m average height, losing my hair, not losing any weight,” he says with a chuckle.  “But I’m different from your typical white-bread…

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Gitmo Inmate: TED Talks Couldn’t Break My Spirit

February 22, 2017
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OMDURMAN, Sudan.  Ibrahim al-Wala is enjoying his first days of freedom in this sun-splashed city of nearly three million in Khartoum after his release from the U.S. detention camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but like…

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