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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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There are some nefarious farmers out there. I’m not talking about the factory farmers, or the weirdos who think it’s a good idea to feed fish heads to chickens. I’m talking about the folks hawking their wares at the North Center Farmers Market, which takes place every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. But, [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White My garden started a little late this year, but my five varieties of heirloom tomato plants (plus a tomatillo) are really looking promising already. I can almost taste the fresh burst of flavor that’s been missing from my diet for months on end. Every sorry winter salad with a pink [...]

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GREEN IS GOOD by Meg White My month-long ban on single-use plastic is over, and I’m still using my tin lunchbox. But there’s also still a giant island of garbage floating in the ocean. I discussed strategies and got a few tips from resourceful readers along the way. But as a busy person living in [...]

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GREEN IS GOOD by Meg White My single-use plastic bag ban is going pretty well this week. So far the only plastic bags I’ve racked up on the list is a trash bag and a couple produce bags. None of those nasty single-use plastic shopping bags made it into my hands. But as we saw [...]

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GREEN IS GOOD by Meg White Americans are often called out as the busiest people on the planet. And the busier you are, the harder it is to be green. This past week was not only a celebration of all things American — what with the Fourth of July festivities — but was also something [...]

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GREEN IS GOOD by Meg White Some people do week-long cleansing diets, others try a week without television. I just finished a week under a self-imposed ban on single-use plastic bags, and man, do I feel refreshed! As you may or may not recall, I pledged last week to go one month without the reusable [...]

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GREEN IS GOOD by Meg White You’d be hard-pressed to find two words more closely associated with America than “disposable” and “plastic.” Does it follow then, that banning single-use plastic bags is un-American? If so, you’ll have to add “treason” to my list of transgressions this month: I’m going without. More on that in a [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Virtually every story you read about the impending signature of President Barack Obama on the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act mentions our president as a reformed or ex-smoker, or someone who’s been trying to quit. Usually this vital conflict is right there in the lead paragraph, [...]