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V.23 No.20 | 5/15/2014
“Who here wants to score some Martinis and some stewardesses?”

Film Review

Million Dollar Arm

American baseball gets some Indian spice in extremely likable, Disney-approved biopic

By Devin D. O’Leary
Disney pitches genuine feel-good sports movie with Million Dollar Arm.

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Book Review

Urban Jungle

Review by Lisa Barrow

The London Jungle Book

“An artist goes where there is work.” Gond artist Bhajju Shyam went to London and saw it like it’s never been seen before.

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V.22 No.40 | 10/3/2013

Book Review

Powerful in Pink

Review by Kathy Freise

Pink Sari Revolution: A Tale of Women and Power in India

As Pink Sari Revolution makes clear, local-level resistance can be potent, even in “India’s Wild West.”

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V.22 No.39 | 9/26/2013

Book Review

It All Starts and Ends and Starts Again

Review by Erik Gamlem

The Lowland

The Lowland, Jhumpha Lahiri’s first novel in ten years, continually plays with the question of origin.

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V.22 No.25 |

news

The Daily Word in goopy beach, a Flying Wallenda controversy and the Naked Rambler

By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Jun 25 2013 10:04 AM ]
In the news: a cell tower in their backyard, scooping hundreds of pounds of algae and trash out of Tingley Beach, a tightrope walk across the Grand Canyon, Snowden is in Moscow, Boy Scouts were struck by lightning, Old school use of a coolie, how many drones are watching us right now, Occupation: polisher and prostitute, Chris Brown may have assaulted a woman, The Naked Rambler is in jail again

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V.21 No.48 |

news

The Daily Word in fat stacks, emo countries and Roasted Turkey Doritos

By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Nov 29 2012 9:02 AM ]
In the news: $587.5 million jackpot, millionaires, culture of APD, toilet paper, emo countries, no violent crime, go on strike, immortal jellyfish, Facebook posts, homophobia, Holiday flavorcountry, spend your money foolishly, erased from his face

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V.21 No.31 | 8/2/2012

news

The Daily Word in broken medals, haunted pizzerias and Snoop Lion

By Adam Fox [ Tue Jul 31 2012 10:23 AM ]
In the news: Aleppo, spay and neuter program, Ye Shiwen, breaks his bronze medal, 600 million people, Snoop Lion, Hobbit, didn’t mean what he said, “kiss his ass”, haunted pizzeria, bitten by a shark, 25 brands from the ‘90s

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V.21 No.30 |

news

The Daily Word in ebola outbreak and no power in India

By Tom Nayder [ Mon Jul 30 2012 10:51 AM ]
In the news: compares, Ebola outbreak in Uganda, flee, sues the county, #NBCfail, without power, 1986 Summer Olympics, Oh no, Lumpy's!, drive-by, Pussy Riot, breakfastini, elusive, might actually be happening, Happy Birthday Dick Wilson!!!

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V.21 No.27 |

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The Daily Word in mini-iPads, Syrian emails and the key to the universe

By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Jul 5 2012 9:03 AM ]
In the news: went off at once, sparkly middle finger, monsoon season, mini-iPad, Mermaids, collusion, raccoon repellent, drowning swimmer, 2.5 million emails, key to the universe, vinyl, free medication, pick a woman, Like a Virgin

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V.20 No.35 |

news

The Daily Word in a new Woolly Rhino, 30 kidnapped Pakistani boys, Cosby clothes reviews and crime fighting!

Plus a massive NM pot farm

By Summer Olsson [ Fri Sep 2 2011 11:32 AM ]
In the news: woolly rhino, Gigantic pot farm, suicide bombers in Iraq have killed 12,000 civilians, outfit choices of "The Cosby Show", 30 Pakistani boys were kidnapped, world's largest biometric data base, here, here, lawyer charged, turbine-powered Batmobile

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V.20 No.35 | 9/1/2011
Red tops of the crocus stigma in Iranian Sargol saffron
Mina Yamashita

Mina's Dish

Shake It Up

Don’t be afraid to blend your own spices

By Mina Yamashita
A good Alfredo has a kiss of nutmeg in the sauce. Masala means an amalgam of spices. Traditional Peking duck requires infusing the bird with star anise and other flavorings. What they all have in common are spices.

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V.20 No.33 |

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Daily Word: 8.19.11-Balloon Records, Syrian Casualties and Immigration Policy

By Summer Olsson [ Fri Aug 19 2011 10:02 AM ]

If you love balloons, this might make you mad. France surpassed one of Albuquerque's ballooning records.

Thirteenth arrest made in News of the World scandalan L.A.-based celebrity journalist.

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V.20 No.31 |

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The Daily Word: 8.5.11

Facebook, assaulting Philly buses, kidnapping babies, and weasels planning for the future

By Summer Olsson [ Fri Aug 5 2011 11:44 AM ]
In the news: bank robber, shoot up Phillu, sister leaves, Officials kidnap babies, Head of India's Congress Party, Juno, Obama didn't lose to GOP, prehistoric blog, Mac vs. PC, South American weasel-like animals

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V.19 No.30 | 7/29/2010

Feature

Om My Guru

Two authors trace the roots of yoga in the West

By Patricia Sauthoff

It “turned husbands into adulterers, it turned scholars into swindlers, it turned women into lunatics or shut-ins,” writes author Stefanie Syman. It sounds dangerous. It sounds exciting. It certainly doesn’t sound like something you can do at home on your Wii.

That thing is yoga, and Syman’s new book, The Subtle Body: The Story of Yoga in America, traces its path from esoteric to exercise.

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