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  • 'Winesburg, Ohio' Is Now Everyplace Else

    Nearly 100 years ago, Sherwood Anderson published "Winesburg, Ohio," a book of linked short stories regarding an imaginary American town as seen through the eyes of George Willard. George is a young man about to leave his hometown to try his hand at...
  • Dan Froot and Dan Hurlin's 'Who's Hungry' Comes to Wesleyan

    Dan Froot and Dan Hurlin's 'Who's Hungry' Comes to Wesleyan
    The five homeless characters portrayed in Who's Hungry (pictured), an innovative puppet play by Dan Froot and Dan Hurlin getting its Connecticut premiere at Wesleyan's World Music Hall on Friday and Saturday, are based on real people: a former interior...
  • Kerry Off Base Comparing Syria To Munich

    Early this month, Secretary of State John Kerry applied a misguided sense of history to today's American foreign policy. In an attempt to galvanize international support for military intervention in Syria for President Bashar al-Assad's violation of...
  • Dean R. Wagner, math teacher

    Dean R. Wagner, math teacher
    Dean R. Wagner, a retired mathematics teacher who spent his retirement researching Baltimore residential communities, died of cancer Sept. 11 at his Original Northwood home. He was 77. He was born in Piqua, Ohio, and attended high school there. His...
  • New work by Campion, Lauterbach, Hillman, Brock-Broido

    New work by Campion, Lauterbach, Hillman, Brock-Broido
    El Dorado Peter Campion University of Chicago Press: 80 pp., $18 paper Peter Campion, in his new book, re-creates the overheard sounds, ring tones, robo-blab and self-announcings of an airport concourse, spliced into imitation of Anglo-Saxon "riddles"...
  • Anti-Obamacare Crusade Risks Economic Disaster

    Anti-Obamacare Crusade Risks Economic Disaster
    The crazy wing of the Republican Party finally got what it wanted. The federal government has been shut down for the first time in nearly 18 years because the GOP refused to approve further government funding unless the Patient Protection and Affordable...
  • Author Ta-Nehisi Coates Reads From His New Book This Thursday at Wesleyan

    Author Ta-Nehisi Coates Reads From His New Book This Thursday at Wesleyan
    Atlantic writer and senior editor Ta-Nehisi Coates (pictured) took down Brad Paisley earlier this year, when he felt the country star wasn't responding appropriately to criticism of his song "Accidental Racist" (featuring L.L. Cool J). When it comes to...
  • Governors' Portraits Unlock State's History

    I've noted that some citizens of Connecticut have expressed chagrin at the cost of governors' portraits. While I won't evaluate the aesthetic merits of Gov. M. Jodi Rell's portrait, I will say I have no qualms regarding its existence and its placement...
  • Sixteen years later, Jeffrey Maier revisits infamous moment in Yankee Stadium

    Sixteen years later, Jeffrey Maier revisits infamous moment in Yankee Stadium
    The most despised child in the history of Baltimore sports is all grown up. And, if his beloved New York Yankees falter, he'd like to see the Orioles win the 2012 World Series. Yes, Baltimore — 16 years later, Jeffrey Maier soon could be in your...
  • George McGovern dies at 90; liberal standard-bearer against Nixon in '72

    George S. McGovern, an icon of American liberalism who campaigned for the White House with moral fervor against President Richard M. Nixon and the Vietnam War but lost in a thundering landslide, has died. He was 90. McGovern died Sunday morning while...
  • Joss Whedon delivers Wesleyan University commencement speech: 'You are all going to die'

     
    Joss Whedon gave the commencement speech at Wesleyan University on Sunday (May 26). He talked a lot about death, and it's awesome....