• Issue Archive for
  • Oct 31 - Nov 6, 2012
  • Vol. 18, No. 9
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News + Opinion

  • Letters to the Editor
  • Letters to the Editor

    Boy Blunder [Re “Left Hook,” October 17]: Just asking whether [Vermont Republican Party Chair] Jack Lindley’s comment about “their boy Barack Obama” is offensive. The word “boy” in our troubled civil rights history carries lots of, well, history. I know they use the term without regard to race on sports talk TV and radio. But with regard to the president? Just wondering. Kevin Ellis Montpelier Good Weird

Arts + Life

  • News Quirks
  • News Quirks

    Curses, Foiled Again After responding to a call that two men were carrying items from a house before dawn, sheriff’s deputies in Manatee County, Fla., spotted the men driving by the crime scene. They had returned, the sheriff’s report noted, because “they were lost in the neighborhood and trying to find their way out.” Deputies who stopped the car noticed the stolen items and arrested Darien A. Caruso, 19, and James Hardy, 19. (Bradenton Herald) Slightest Provocation
  • Free Will Astrology

    ARIES (March 21-April 19): The data that’s stored and disseminated on the internet is unimaginably voluminous. And yet the 540 billion trillion electrons that carry all this information weigh about the same as a strawberry. I’d like to use this fun fact as a metaphor for the work you’re doing these days — and the play, too. Your output is prodigious. Your intensity is on the verge of becoming legendary. The potency of your efforts is likely to set in motion effects that will last for a long time.

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