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Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 05:12 pm
 Imagine this scene: Having recognized that they share a common need, a group of well-intended parents gather and decide to found a Montessori school. They lease classroom space, they buy the n...
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 10:10 pm
Without question, Steven Quale’s Into the Storm makes its intentions known from the first as the opening scene features four teenagers being killed by a rogue tornado while trapped in a car. More...
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 03:01 pm
  Torch Tuesday master of ceremonies Uncanny. Photo: Picture Perfect PhotographyDo you have the skills to pay the bills? Do you drop science as part of your daily routine? Is spitting bars...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 09:56 pm
Rob Reiner’s And So It Goes is the sort of movie that, when someone asks you how it was, you’re likely to say, “It was OK.”  Not god-awful and certainly not good, it’s the sor...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 09:10 am
 I have railed in print  about our national health care “system” that spends more and gets less for it than more advanced nations do because it buys not good health but “health care ...
Monday, July 28, 2014 08:44 am
This is Kevin Stein. Who is Kevin Stein? He is the Illinois Poet Laureate, and has been since 2003. Stein teaches English at Bradley University.So why I am telling you about Kevin Stein? Bec...
Monday, July 28, 2014 07:54 am
 Language wonks might recall my January column about the rise in American English of the all-purpose preposition, “All for one – and “for” for all.”  I spotted another instanc...

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