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  • New Documentary Celebrates The Muscle Shoals Sound

    New Documentary Celebrates The Muscle Shoals Sound
    The final verse of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s 1974 hit single “Sweet Home Alabama” — “Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers / and they've been known to pick a song or two” — probably confused generations of pre-Wikipedia radio...
  • Where Is 'Big Nate's' Mom?

    Where Is 'Big Nate's' Mom?
    Ben started bringing home "Big Nate" books from the library...literally reading them for hours...enamored with this funny boy who racks-up detentions and gets himself into silly scrapes. We read together...and then I asked Ben:  "Where is Nate's mom?" ...
  • Have You Seen 'Dumb Ways To Die'?!

    Have You Seen 'Dumb Ways To Die'?!
    My nine year old son came home one day:  "Can we go on YouTube and watch 'Dumb Ways To Die'?  My friend was singing it at school!" I had no idea what he was talking about...and whether or not this oddly-named video was remotely appropriate for kids to...
  • South Windsor Haiti School

    South Windsor Haiti School
    Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world. In 2010, about 88% of their rural population was at poverty level after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck. Hundreds of thousands were killed and, as a result of the tragedy, people from all over the...
  • Did Moscow re-edit Wikipedia entry on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17?

    Did Moscow re-edit Wikipedia entry on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17?
    We’ve all heard the stories about Soviet-era officials who fell out of favor with the ruling elite and not only disappeared from the streets of Moscow but also from history. Take Leon Trotsky, who was exiled, then assassinated in Mexico, and whose...
  • Social Media Buzz: 'The Purge: Anarchy' to Run Riot at the Box Office

    Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? We analyzed this weekend's new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the...
  • In Nigeria, backlash against U.S. firm hired to improve image

    In Nigeria, backlash against U.S. firm hired to improve image
    Someone tell Levick that Nigeria is, you might say, complicated. Nigeria’s Twittersphere erupted Thursday under the hashtag #SomeoneTellLevick over a government contract signed with U.S. public relations firm Levick last month — reportedly for...
  • Sia promotes '1000 Forms of Fear' without facing the cameras

    By the standards of late-night television, the performance is pretty odd. Sia, the pop singer with one of the summer's biggest hits in "Chandelier," delivers her song lying face-down on a bunk bed while "Girls" star Lena Dunham, wearing a platinum-blond...
  • Speak Out: My boss should pay

    I totally understand that all women have the right to choose to kill their unborn babies, and since it's a fundamental right, women have the right to demand someone else pay for it, like their boss. Here is where I get confused. All Americans have a...
  • Review: 'The Hundred-Year House' by Rebecca Makkai

    Review: 'The Hundred-Year House' by Rebecca Makkai
    "What is the opposite of memory?" asks a character near the end of Rebecca Makkai's second novel, "The Hundred-Year House." "What is the inverse of an echo?" Fate, of course, is the answer; history spelled backward, with the causality swapped to make past...
  • Turn Redskins into Braves [Letter]

    Turn Redskins into Braves [Letter]
    Wikipedia notes that although the connotation of the term Redskins is debatable, the term is defined in current dictionaries of American English as "usually offensive, disparaging, insulting, and taboo" ("Facts and logic say rename Redskins," June 27)....