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Valentine’s Day Food Security Special: Hold the Pink Kraft Dinner, Serve Up Comfort Food

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 15/02/2021 - 1:55am in

Kraft serves up a pink-hued, candy-flavored Valentine's Day version of its boxed mac 'n cheese. What's on your comfort food menu?

Say It Ain’t So, Joe: Character Clause May Bar Any Candidate from Election to Baseball Hall of Fame This Year

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 25/01/2021 - 11:30am in

An expansive interpretation of a character test is excluding baseball's top performers from induction into the Hall of Fame; should it?

The Fall of Byron and the Oscar Wilding of Johnny Depp

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 26/12/2020 - 5:38pm in

Lord Byron and his fictional ilk came to unseemly ends, which seems fiting punishment for romantic indiscretions. So why are they being written out?

A Mini-Tour of Christmas/Holiday Feasts and Traditions

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 24/12/2020 - 10:00pm in

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Christmas traditions vary considerably. What are the ones in your part of the world like?

The Forgotten Thanksgiving

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 26/11/2020 - 9:37pm in

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Americans tend to downplay the grim year that preceded the first Thanksgiving.

Musical Interlude: “One Day More” from Les Miserables

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 04/11/2020 - 6:37pm in

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A musical mental health break to help you cope with our regular programming.

Eating More Chocolate: A Cure for Pandemic Fatigue?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 19/10/2020 - 12:55am in

Europe and the USA succumb to pandemic fatigue. Vigilance is the only known counter to spread of the virus. Practice small pleasures.

News from the Archives: A Tale of Two Presidents, Letters Between Nixon and Trump

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 24/09/2020 - 9:55pm in

New exhibition of letters between Trump and Nixon reveals some common and persistent themes, including distrust of the media.

Oh No, Say it Ain’t So: NYC’s Century 21 to Shutter Its Doors

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 24/09/2020 - 3:55am in

Denial of business interruption insurance claim forces NYC clothing retailer Century 21 to declare bankruptcy.