Issue: 2010-04-01

Pass the popcorn! It’s the Health Care debate!

I can explain why I find it so fascinating: I don’t play online games, I don’t watch sports and I don’t read fiction. Why would I need to, when this health care debate had it all – strategy, an interesting cast of characters, winners, losers, twists, turns, deception, plot twists – and it all happened …

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Watching a poem … for the entire family

If your exposure to children’s entertainment has only been Saturday morning television, you can be forgiven for thinking that it must be fast-clipped, obvious and pander to whatever is hot. The Sursaut Dance Company has found this does not have to be the case. Its fantastical presentation ofAt Nightfall has captivated audiences of all ages. …

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Fast and Friendly

Small towns are different than cities in many ways, which includes how one interacts with fellow community members. People get nestled into their relatively small social world, know everyone, and become small-town yokels. I’m not talking about the big things, like Chatty-Cathys with an infatuation with everyone else’s dirty laundry, but rather the minor and …

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Tarot: A Tool for Truth

When Ellen Brian talks, she looks you in the eye. She speaks in well-constructed sentences and, when she finds something funny, she laughs naturally. Brian strikes those who meet her as down-to-earth. With this in mind, some might be surprised to discover what she does for a living. Her business, Little Star Astrological Services, specializes …

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The Signs Point to Spring

The pussy willows are out! Willows are one of the first plants to show any signs of life in the spring. Even with mounds of snow on their roots, they still seem to be able to sense that it is time to awaken for another season. With the warm temperatures that we have had recently, …

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View From the Hill

With all this wonderful warm weather, there is a price to pay for amateur astronomers in the Yukon. As a springtime rule, warm weather brings cloudy and unstable skies. Every once in a while though, we get a break, and the next thing you know you are observing in clear skies with nice warm weather. …

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The ‘Brave New Words’ of filmmaking

Creative magic—the kind that turns charcoal-pencilled drawings into animation—that’s the magic of KINO (the German word for “film”). Edward Westerhuis says he’s the “official unofficial organizer” of KINO. He’s also the momentum behind KINO Returns, after boasting a sold-out audience last December. “It’s a movement that originated in Montréal, Québec, an incentive to help filmmakers …

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