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The newberrys are in season for one weekend only.   Yes, this weekend saw the 26th annual Newberry Library book fair, home of the famous Bughouse Square debates. Back before we were all afraid of crazy people ranting in a public park, Washington Square was home to soapbox debaters of every stripe. The red scare killed [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White In the award-winning documentary Crude, the rainbow plumes of oil spreading into pristine streams are unmistakable. The fiery landscapes might remind you of sabotaged Kuwaiti oil fields, but the surrounding forest tells you you’re looking at the Amazon. And still, the driver of the truck spreading oil waste on [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White What was billed (jokingly) as a “wrestle to the death” was less dramatic than that but still held a few surprises last night in BuzzFlash’s hometown of Chicago. Madison Square Garden Entertainment’s “Speakers Series: The Minds That Move the World” kicked off the 2009 season with two political [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Ownership is a tricky thing no matter what you’re talking about. But when the subject is the most ephemeral physical necessity on the planet, possession is hardest to determine. To illustrate, imagine yourself at a stream in the middle of a forest. Try cupping your hands and taking [...]

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A BUZZFLASH REVIEW by Meg White Stolen elections are no longer an Internet based conspiracy theory. There’s cold, hard proof of dirty dealings on the first Tuesday of Novembers all over the country. But every time someone tries to talk about it, the story gets lost in the boring minutia of election law, or in [...]

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BUZZFLASH REVIEW by Meg White In the strangely nasal, conversational voice many fans have grown to love on National Public Radio’s This American Life, Sarah Vowell dissects all that is and was America. In her fifth book, you can almost hear that voice, as Vowell shows no signs of toning down her irreverent take on [...]

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Hey, there. Yeah, it’s Meg again, still filling in for Steve. How was your holiday weekend? I had a pretty good one, too. Saw a great documentary on Saturday. Oh, I definitely recommend it. How often can you catch a flick that includes the likes of Jimmy Carter, Pat Buchanan, Tom Wolfe and Johnny Depp [...]