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From the Scrap Heap: Richard Kunkel's Christmas Pageant

A lot of folks around town thought there was something special about Richard Kunkel. Big things were expected of that poor fellow. Certainly no one believed that such a fine, bright boy as Richard Kunkel would stick around a tiny little jerkwater village like ours for the rest of his life. Many assumed Kunkel would […]


You can argue whether globalization is good for the planet or good for workers, but when it comes to gastronomy, the influx of foreign flavors has definitely enlivened the local dining scene. Mention fusion cuisine nowadays, and people are likely to think of the high-end stylings of celebrity chefs like Wolfgang Puck and Jean-Georges Vongerichten. […]

The Fringe

By the way, there’s a free Fringe Festival preview tonight at Theatre de la Jeune Lune–thirty playlets done in tasty, three-minute bites. Ah, how I love the Fringe for all its quirky, lo-fi virtues. But do you know what I love the most about it? Those campy, most often amateur photographs the Fringe performers put […]

What, Me Worry?

Why are editors jerks? We have a lot of theories, but first let’s just say that there are some notable exceptions. Mean editors outnumber nice editors about two to one, in our experience. (Men’s and Women’s magazines: five to one. Literary magazines: one to one.) Editors tend to believe they are overworked. They also tend […]

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