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In South Dakota, we are proud of our work ethic. But I don’t think I know what some people mean when they say “work ethic.” I take the work ethic to mean I take pleasure in performing a task. It means that I look for ways to...
A raucous comedy is born as two ambitious British actors don wigs and brassieres, armed to accept the roles of a lifetime: females. In painful high heels and itchy petticoats, JP Taravella heads to the 1950s to highlight a wonderful world of hilarity...
Actor Val Kilmer brings the famous American writer Mark Twain to life via his play "Citizen Twain." In it Kilmer becomes unrecognizable as he waxes poetic and philosophical on subjects including love, death, racism, religion and more. Valley Performing...
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We are a group of mothers and sons in Riverside who have met since summer 2002. Our sons were all friends entering fourth grade, and one of the moms suggested starting a book club for the boys. We all thought she was crazy because we didn’t think...
— The cherimoya is a peculiar-looking, almost intimidating fruit — "like a pre-Columbian jade pine cone or the finial for a giant Inca four-poster bed," in Elizabeth Schneider's memorable words. But at its best it tastes sublime, with sweet,...
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I seldom agree with the California Coastal Commission, but I applaud it for trying to save the few remaining fire rings along the coast. There is nothing quite so joyous and spirit-warming as hot dogs and marshmallows cooking on a stick over an open...
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I believe it was an English preacher, Charles Haddon Spurgeon (and not Mark Twain, to whom the saying is often attributed), who once said, "A lie travels 'round the world, while truth is putting on her boots." Blaine Taylor states that I have failed to...
Mark Binelli is a novelist, Rolling Stone journalist and native Michigander. Born and raised near Detroit, he returned to the city to write "Detroit City is the Place To Be: The Afterlife of An American Metropolis." The book explores the many desolate...
Some educational experts know that one weakness in American education is the reading of too many fictional works and too few informational texts. When the purpose of education is to prepare students for “a global economy,” literature...
Although it seems like Hal Holbrook has owned the role of Mark Twain for decades, another actor has staked a theatrical claim to the white-haired novelist and wit. Val Kilmer has been working on "Citizen Twain," a solo play in which he plays the writer,...
Thomas A. Daschle was the distinguished speaker at the Ag Outlook Forum in Washington, D.C. Here is the speech taken from the United States Department of Agriculture website. In South Dakota we have a special term to describe agricultural issues. We...
firstname.lastname@example.orgFORSYTH, Mo. -- A convicted bank robber is charged with killing a woman from Hollister 10 years ago. The Taney County prosecuting attorney charged Phillip Dodd, 40, with first-degree murder on Thursday. Dodd is charged with killing Becky Sutton on...
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