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    • Friends with Benefits
    • Friends with Benefits

      Finding the fountain of youth on Facebook
      The other night I friended the first boy who ever kissed me. Five minutes later my sister’s high school boyfriend friended me. In real…
    • Matzo Maven

      Pondering the Passover paradox
      There's a well-worn joke that summarizes Jewish holidays in nine words: "They tried to kill us. We survived. Let's eat." It's sort of true. On…
    • Six Degrees of Separating
    • Six Degrees of Separating

      How do you leave a place you love?
      I always assumed that I would die in Burlington. Sometimes during idle moments I’d find myself daydreaming about my own funeral, running through a…
    • Sex Toys R Us
    • Sex Toys R Us

      Partying with the Passion posse
      Five female friends are gathered in a Burlington apartment on a weeknight evening. At one end of the living room, a table holds bottles…
    • Eating on the Job

      At some Vermont shops, the workers are really in to lunch
      Lunchtime is an important ingredient in Kiki Pritchard's work, even though her job has nothing to do with food. As administrator of the University of…
    • Eating Out?

      How to order up romance at area restaurants
      They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. The same maxim holds true for women. How else to explain the Valentine's…
    • Fish List

      Tilley's Café charts new courses on lower Church Street
      How do you get your bearings with a menu that includes brie and caramelized onion quesadilla, ratatouille risotto, Southwest chicken Caesar salad and spicy tuna…
    • Flying Solo

      State of the Arts
      Stuff that happens in your personal life you can't keep out of your work," says Stephen Goldberg. The gritty Burlington playwright - who played jazz…
    • Puzzle Pro

      Work
      Given the clue "Puzzle editor," you would probably answer, WILL SHORTZ. The New York Times crossword czar and star of the movie Wordplay has made…
    • The Hole Truth

      Vermont's bagel bakers answer the roll call
      When I was a kid, you had to be Jewish to nosh bagels. Or at least live around lots of Jews. The closer to New…
    • Spread Frederic

      State of the Arts
      At a Lane Series concert last May, Director Jane Ambrose made an announcement: The upcoming season would be a "Fred Chiu Year." The audience responded…
    • Smokin' Turf

      Local Matters
      When Burlington High School's new $4.3 million playing field is finally unveiled later this fall, it won't require mowing or watering or use of pesticides,…
    • On the Waterfront

      State of the Arts
      When Waterfront Theatre opened its doors in the Lake and College building last summer, Burlington's performing-arts community got a long-awaited gift: a small, dedicated theater…
    • Play Bill

      State of the Arts
      Whether or not all the world's a stage, more and more real-life experiences of Vermonters have been fueling original theater fare of late. Last summer,…
    • Long Player

      Ed Bemis shares his seven-decade love affair with jazz
      If you've been to a jazz concert around Burlington in the last 40 years, chances are you've seen Ed Bemis -- but not on the…
    • Creative Redeployment

      State of the Arts
      The prophet Isaiah saw swords and imagined nations beating them into ploughshares. When Florida artist Steven Maeck discovered a gun muzzle in a local scrap…
    • Bringing Up Mommy

      A sobering look inside the Lund Family Center
      June is almost here, and in classrooms across Vermont, students are getting edgy, anticipating prom, end-of-the-year field trips and summer plans. At one Burlington school,…
    • Peace Piece

      State of the Arts
      There is strength in numbers. That's one lesson to be drawn from this weekend's joint concert by the Burlington Choral Society and the University of…
    • Dining Development

      Edible Complex
      Williston's big-box stores beckon buyers with products from plywood to pantyhose to plasma TVs. But there's more to the town than just asphalt and franchise…
    • Rainy Day Funds

      State of the Arts
      Bread and Puppet Theater has spent decades rallying around political and environmental issues, but last summer Mother Nature handed them a new cause: themselves. That…
    • Intermarry Me

      I'm Jewish, he's not: How we learned to count our mixed blessings
      When I told my family that my non-Jewish boyfriend and I were tying the knot, my grandmother countered with an announcement of her own. "Fine,"…

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