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Thursday, May 21, 2015 11:00 am
 In my 2014 column “Name-calling” I explored the question of whether it is more appropriate to call Springfield residents Springfieldians or Springfielders.” I consider...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 09:39 am
 They’re having a right-to-exploit -- sorry, "right-to-work” debate in Missouri too, as we learn from a recent dispatch to the Washington Post. A bill embodying measures backed by our Mr. ...
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 04:39 pm
During its first weekend in release, Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul’s The D Train made $447, 524 at 1,009 locations.  That breaks down to $444 per screen. This is no surprise as the film contai...
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 04:34 pm
 The nature dioramas at the Illinois State Museum I mentioned in my recent column about such displays “Making dead hyenas come alive”) do not offer the bravura displays of taxidermy &n...
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 04:22 pm
 I have a little more about Springfield’s first public market I mentioned in my piece about farmers markets, “Sustainable agriculture.” Produce and meats were sold in a building ere...
Monday, May 11, 2015 09:18 am
 In a 2014 column (“Why did the pedestrian not cross the road?”) I noted that merchants and property owners in downtown Springfield had been fretting out loud about automobile drivers – ...
Monday, May 4, 2015 08:56 am
 As I noted in another post, the topic of this week’s disquisition over at Dyspepsiana is farmers markets. In that piece, I note that such events have grown in popularity to such an extent th...
Sunday, May 3, 2015 04:42 pm
 I meant to comment on it the moment I read about it – “it’ being the grand bargain being worked out between Michael Madigan and Bruce Rauner that would result in the orphaning of the Li...
Sunday, May 3, 2015 11:43 am
 Next week I will be examining the phenomenon of the farmers market. The focus is on Springfield’s Old Capitol market, which has been operating continuously for some 20 years, after some year...

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