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Yesterday | Boise Weekly

The Meridian School District's Massive Speed Read

In April, the Meridian School Board voted 2-1 to remove The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian , by Northwest author Sherman Alexie , from its high-school supplemental reading list after the grandparent of a Rocky Mountain High School student learned the book contained sexual references and four-letter words.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Vocal, Spokane, WA

Yesterday | Rothacker Reviews

T.S. Spivet, Field Notes and Notebooking

Tecumseh Sparrow Spivet is a twelve-year old boy genius. He is a cartographer. He also dabbles in zoology, geology and entomology.

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Related Topix: Vocal

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Ashland Daily Tidings

Display of banned books turns heads

You might not think a used book store could cause a sensation in this day and age, but Judi Honore, owner of Shakespeare Books & Antiques in downtown Ashland, is doing just that by showcasing - and selling - scores of books that get blacklisted every year.

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Related Topix: Ashland, OR, Vocal, The Grapes of Wrath, Pop/Rock

Wall Street Journal

Have You Twittered Away Your Summer?

As the approach of Labor Day concludes another summer vacation season, I've been thinking a lot about Mark Twain-and what his views on travel might teach us about the best way to see and remember the world.

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Related Topix: Vocal

BroadwayWorld.com

BWW Reviews: Big River a Rapid Raft Ride to Understanding

THE ADVENTURE OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN by Mark Twain is a classic, even if it has had to deal with opposition since its original publishing, and BIG RIVER is a perfect musical adaptation of the book.

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Related Topix: Vocal, Family, Parenting, Arts, Literature

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Cincinnati.com

Tom Sawyer 'Adventures' offers a surprise in the woodsTom Sawyer...

Bridget Leak and Trey Tatum launch "The Complete Tom," a four-play cycle of Tom Sawyer stories performed outdoors.

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Related Topix: Cincinnati, OH, Vocal, Theater, Arts, Entertainment

Sat Aug 16, 2014

EETimes

Re: Build me a catapult

I was blissfully ignorantly heading into what seemed like a great weekend, and then....and then I was blindsided by this sprout thread before I had a chance to hit the accelerator and speed by it.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Vocal

Fri Aug 15, 2014

EETimes

seaEE I was heading into what seemed like a great weekend, and...

I was blissfully ignorantly heading into what seemed like a great weekend, and then....and then I was blindsided by this sprout thread before I had a chance to hit the accelerator and speed by it.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Vocal

Thu Aug 14, 2014

The Atlantic

When US Law Enforcement Had a Different Look

Americans have often thought of themselves as level-headed and BS-detecting. What would a modern Mark Twain or Will Rogers make of the current fashion of policemen all dressed up for war? If you haven't yet seen it, please read this Storify account , by Kelsey Atherton, of how veterans of real combat-in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere-view today's ... (more)

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Related Topix: Vocal, Celebrities, Country, Andy Griffith, Redlands, CA

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Examiner.com

Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours coming to Mark Twain House

The Mark Twain House & Museum located in Hartford, Connecticut will be presenting their Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours on Friday, August 22 & Saturday, August 23, 2014.

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Related Topix: Hartford, CT, Vocal, Supernatural

Sun Aug 10, 2014

Examiner.com

Leading from the heart

Sunday, August 10, 3014: Today offers an awareness or our shared leadership in the world and the responsibilities that come with being part of humanity.

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

Queen City Flash to Present the Complete Tom: 1. Adventures, 8/20-28

Queen City Flash, a new Flash Mob-style theater company, debuts with THE COMPLETE TOM: 1. ADVENTURES, based on the works of Mark Twain and adapted by Trey Tatum, Aug. 20 through 28, 2014.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Vocal, Cincinnati, OH

Wed Aug 06, 2014

KHQA-TV Quincy

Hannibal exhibits bring new life to Mark Twain's writing

Hannibal can teach you about all things Mark Twain and his famous books, but you might be interested in two parts of Mark Twain's work that are being re-told like never before.

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Related Topix: Vocal, African-American

Tue Aug 05, 2014

Fortune

Should Coke buy Keurig Green Mountain?

Coke already owns a 16% stake in Keurig Green Mountain. It might make sense to buy the rest of the K-Cup company.

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Related Topix: Beverages, Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Food, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Financial Markets, Vocal, Drink, Coffee, CocaCola

Mon Aug 04, 2014

The Washington Post

TV listings: Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Hunter Hayes, Brad Paisley, the Band Perry, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood perform on "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" , a highlight reel from the four-day festival that took place in Nashville in June.

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Related Topix: Carrie Underwood, Vocal, Late Show With David Letterman, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Travel

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Cleveland.com

New in paperback: 'The Good Lord Bird,' 'Black...

When I teach American literature, there's always some trepidation around Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn."

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Related Topix: Arts, Literature, Vocal, Akron, OH, University of Texas at Austin

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Examiner.com

'Big River' splashed down for weekend run in Kansas City's Kauffman Center

Culture House of Olathe, Kansas set new standards for 2014 by producing their summer musical, " Big River " in the prestigious Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts for two days, July 25 and 26, with three performances of the popular stage musical.

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Related Topix: Olathe, KS, Roger Miller, Country, Vocal, Theater, Arts

Mon Jul 28, 2014

WWL-TV New Orleans

10 best bucket-list U.S. history sites, including NOLA, from Ken Burns

History is best understood by walking the ground where it happened, says filmmaker Ken Burns.

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Related Topix: Vocal, Texas, Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Lincoln

Sun Jul 27, 2014

UnionLeader.com

Joe McQuaid's Publisher's Notebook: A humbling a " and inspiring a " event

Mark Twain was one excellent observer of the human condition. I was reminded of that last week when the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy honored me with its Libertas Award.

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Related Topix: Vocal, New Hampshire

BroadwayWorld.com

Now Playing Onstage in Montana - Week of 7/27/2014

GUYS & DOLLS Whitefish Performing Arts Center 7/11-7/30/2014 The perfect musical comedy! Set in Damon Runyon 's mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who have become legends in the canon: Sarah Brown , the upright but uptight "mission doll," out to ... (more)

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Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Award, Vocal, Fort Peck, MT

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