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    • Young and Restless
    • Young and Restless

      Excerpts From Young Vermonters: Not An Endangered Species
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    • Bench Mark
    • Bench Mark

      Vermont's first female federal judge raises the bar for judicial appointments
      When Christina Reiss was nominated for the U.S. district court seat vacated by Judge J. Garvan Murtha, she had no ties to Vermont’s congressional…
    • Past Perfect
    • Past Perfect

      Art collector and preservationist Brooks Buxton aims to save Vermont, one piece at a time
      Living abroad for 40 years will change a man, even a dyed-in-the-wool, sixth-generation Vermonter. J. Brooks Buxton began what he calls “my corporate career” in…
    • A Very  Filthy Christmas
    • A Very Filthy Christmas

      John Waters spreads holiday cheer in Vermont
      When cinephiles think of writer-director John Waters, images of jingle bells, holly and trips to Grandma’s don’t tend to come to mind. His name…
    • Bob's Your Everything
    • Bob's Your Everything

      From weddings to digital rectal exams, a local performer does it all
      Burlington is called a “city,” but sometimes it feels like a small town. On election day, the gentleman answering your questions also has his name…
    • Character Guy
    • Character Guy

      Burlington actor Rick Ames waxes frenetic about weird collections and plum parts
      Antique theatrical lights. A Dunkin' Donuts bucket from the early 1970s. An autographed letter from Bea Arthur. The room can barely hold its tag-sale…
    • Energy Stars
    • Energy Stars

      Meet three women who are taking charge of Vermont's power future
      On July 17, Al Gore issued an ominous challenge to the American people: By 2018, the nation must be weaned from fossil fuels and…
    • The Defense Never Rests
    • The Defense Never Rests

      The lawyer for murder suspect Brian Rooney makes his case
      Live, local courtroom drama has it all over “Law and Order.” Television trials can’t prepare you for the initial shock of watching an accused murderer…
    • Rocking the Vote?
    • Rocking the Vote?

      Vermont's youngest House rep is ruffling Prog feathers
      On a recent weekday evening at Vermont College in Montpelier, former Governor Madeleine Kunin discussed her new book, Pearls, Politics, & Power: How Women…
    • Reel Authority
    • Reel Authority

      A film scholar shows her "secret" movies in the Old North End
      The Tuesday night crowd is young and hip at Studio STK in Burlington’s Old North End. Retro-punk hair, tattoos and skinny jeans appear among…
    • Lit Life
    • Lit Life

      Having words with writer-editor Vendela Vida
      Anyone who complains about having too much on his or her plate should take a peek at Vendela Vida's. Between writing novels, co-editing The…
    • Pro-Activist
    • Pro-Activist

      Peter Welch's political capital earns dividends
      Vermont Senate President Pro Tem Peter Welch won't comment on the pink dog bowl parked discreetly beside the water cooler in his cloakroom-sized Capitol…
    • Hooked on Tuna
    • Hooked on Tuna

      Catching up with UVM's big fish in the world of competitive debate
      When the University of Vermont debate team won the national collegiate championships in 1950, its members paraded around town in a fire engine, and…
    • Hardy On, Dude

      One candidate's strategy for wooing voters: smoke 'em out
      Legalizing pot and lowering the drinking age aren't exactly at the top of most Vermont politicians' agendas. Don't count on Republican Governor Jim Douglas or…
    • Radiohead

      Interview with Ira Glass, host of This American Life
      Multitasking is not an option when listening to Ira Glass. Unlike most of the shows on the radio, his "This American Life" demands your attention.…
    • Nun Sense

      Sister Miriam Ward makes activism a habit
      At 5-foot-1, with her bifocals and short gray hair, Sister Miriam Ward may look diminutive and benign. But don't be fooled. The 78-year-old nun has…
    • Leading Man?

      Democrat John Tracy wants to become a House-hold name
      You don't hear the term "all-American" used much anymore, except ironically. It signifies an old-fashioned, almost corny set of experiences and values. And that's why…
    • Metro Man
    • Metro Man

      At the Preservation Trust, Paul Bruhn builds a case for saving downtowns
      Two things you should know from the start about Paul Bruhn. First, he hates the idea of this article. He says he doesn’t merit…
    • Passport to Fame?
    • Passport to Fame?

      In his new book, border-busting Garry Davis recalls his life as a "world citizen"
      Near the front door outside his beige, two-story house in South Burlington, Garry Davis has installed a plaque that reads: “Sovereign World Territory.” Ironically,…
    • Mama Bear
    • Mama Bear

      After a wild ride, Liz Robert tames the Teddy Bear Company
      There was nothing warm or fuzzy about the financials four years ago at the Vermont Teddy Bear Company. Even after its big Valentine’s Day…
    • Hyper Activist
    • Hyper Activist

      With radical cred dating back before World War I, Robin Lloyd lives out a leftist legacy.
      At high noon on a bone-chilling Inauguration Day, Robin Lloyd joins a rally in front of the Federal Building in Burlington. She is holding…
    • Bound For Glory

      Alexandra Altman’s book art speaks volumes about publishing and posterity
      Alexandra Jessup Altman judges books by their covers. She also casts a critical eye on their text blocks and end bands. The Calais-based crafter spends…
    • Little, Big Man

      The leading lawmaker behind Vermont’s civil unions is not only a political wizard — he’s a Republican
      When future historians record how same-sex marriage came to be accepted in the United States, Tom Little’s role will warrant much more than a footnote.…
    • Meat Your Maker

      Vermont livestock farmers deliver fresh flesh to New York
      People spend millions of dollars marketing their wares in New York City, and it takes a lot to make the city that never sleeps look…

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