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  • 'Hello Flo' Tackles Awkward Subject With Humor

    'Hello Flo' Tackles Awkward Subject With Humor
    We all remember: talking about our periods with our parents was totally embarrassing...and watching those horrendous tampon commercials was just as bad. Well, how about a new approach that gets kids and parents laughing together...inspiring discussion...
  • When It Comes To Celebrating Marriage Equality, No Two Weddings Are The Same

    When It Comes To Celebrating Marriage Equality, No Two Weddings Are The Same
    “I now pronounce you husband and wife” is no longer the only phrase that can legally issue couples into wedded life in Connecticut. The words can now be “husband and husband” or “wife and wife.” Although those three...
  • Gerald Wilson dies at 96; multifaceted jazz musician

    Gerald Wilson dies at 96; multifaceted jazz musician
    Gerald Wilson, a bandleader, trumpeter, composer, arranger and educator whose multifaceted career reached from the swing era of the 1930s to the diverse jazz sounds of the 21st century, has died. He was 96. Wilson, who had been in declining health, died...
  • COMEDY

    COMEDY
    Anthony Jeselnik: The Pittsburgh comic and frequent insulter on recent Comedy Central roasts may well have earned the "dark prince of standup" moniker he gave himself. His snarky humor involves jokes about death and disease, and the one-liners he lobs...
  • Brown and Kashkari down to final hours of debate preparations

    Brown and Kashkari down to final hours of debate preparations
    As Gov. Jerry Brown and his Republican challenger Neel Kashkari were making final preparations for their sole debate Thursday night, advisors for both were trying to keep expectations low. “The fact of the matter is the governor’s been...
  • Stakes are high for Kashkari in Thursday's debate with Gov. Brown

    Stakes are high for Kashkari in Thursday's debate with Gov. Brown
    After months of struggling to disrupt Gov. Jerry Brown's widely presumed glide to reelection, Republican Neel Kashkari will have a chance to shift the dynamics of the lopsided contest Thursday in the candidates' first and only debate. The televised one-...
  • Heartbreakers' Mike Campbell Discusses Topping The Charts And Guitar Artistry

    Heartbreakers' Mike Campbell Discusses Topping The Charts And Guitar Artistry
    Every major touring band will likely encounter the same ups and downs: the nights when you aren't feeling it, the shows where it all clicks into place, where the music plays itself, the fears, the exaltation and the nightly rituals of winding down after a...
  • Cyro Baptista brings circus of percussion to Easton

    Cyro Baptista brings circus of percussion to Easton
    It is a circus as much as a concert. Wearing colorful costumes, the players are singing, chanting, dancing, making percussive noises on anything from drums to homemade instruments, keeping rhythm by blowing across the tops of bottles, tap dancing and...
  • Joan Rivers: Making fun of fashion

    Joan Rivers: Making fun of fashion
    Joan Rivers, star of E!'s "Fashion Police," made a living making fun of just about everyone for just about any reason. Rivers died Thursday after complications from throat surgery last week. "My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people...
  • How a sturgeon massage can produce caviar without killing the fish

    How a sturgeon massage can produce caviar without killing the fish
    Caviar is one of the most prized foods in the world, but it's far from sustainable. German marine biologist Angela Kohler is looking to change that with a new form of sustainable caviar. Kohler has developed a way to extract caviar from a fish without...
  • Disease that helped cause lime shortage in Mexico could come to California

    Disease that helped cause lime shortage in Mexico could come to California
    Today it’s the limes, tomorrow what else? A variety of factors have contributed to a shortage of limes in the United States that has more than doubled prices over this time last year. And one of the most important is an outbreak of a citrus...