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American Weirdness:
Shutdown Blues in the Badlands of South Dakota

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
by on Living Around

“Wait, what?” Alexa had a look of hurt and disappointment in her eyes. We had heard about it for weeks, but now it was actually

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When We Were Strangers—Coming to America

Friday, February 11th, 2011
by on Reading Around

My grandmother emigrated to the U.S. from Southern Italy in the early 1900s. Only a teenager, she left her mother and several siblings behind, making

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Before Facebook and Twitter, There Were Diaries

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
by on Playing Around

As a teenager, I churned through numerous diaries, chronicling my day-to-day adventures no matter how boring. My favorite book was pink with a ballerina on

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Lethal Legacy—Behind the Scenes at the Public Library

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010
by on Reading Around

Linda Fairstein’s mysteries also serve as tour guides into some of New York’s storied landmarks. In Lethal Legacy, her eleventh, we go behind the scenes

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