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Five Shows to Watch Before the New Season Beginsnew

With the new fall TV schedule getting underway, now's the perfect time to play catch-up, renting "Complete First Season" DVDs for shows you might have missed on the first go-around. Here are our top choices to get you prepped for premiere week.
Weekly Alibi  |  Devin D. O’Leary  |  09-23-2008  |  TV

Truly a Pleasurenew

From the first page of “Earthly Pleasures,” the new novel from Karen Neches, readers will find the opportunity to laugh, cry, and go on an all out ride through a wonderful narrative. A former columnist for the Augusta Chronicle, a co-author of one novel, and the sole voice of the Bottom Dollar Girl series, Karen Neches is a voice readers with an ear for intricate plots have to hear. Otherwise known as Karin Gillespie, this founder of the virtual tour The Girlfriend Circuit who travels the Southeast with the Dixie Divas provides an animated unconventional love story in her latest composition.
Metro Spirit  |  Jason Sumerau  |  04-27-2008  |  Fiction

The Second Life Conference Hits Chicagonew

More than 800 people flew in from all parts of the country to gather and discuss the future of Second Life -- a hot topic considering that within the last year Second Life has become a corporate and media darling.
Chicago Newcity  |  Maude Standish  |  09-12-2007  |  Tech

Metamorphosis by Songnew

How struggling songwriter Jeremy Works became a popular, virtual-world, singing frog.
San Antonio Current  |  Lupe Flores  |  02-14-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

Hidden Agendasnew

Your cellphones and iPods may have a lot more uses than you thought -- and it's in your best interest to discover them.
Metroland  |  Rick Marshall  |  02-23-2006  |  Tech

Matters of Life and Deathnew

Ten years after identifying his brother as the Unabomber, David Kaczynski talks about what the experience cost him, and what it taught him about the criminal-justice system.
Metroland  |  Rick Marshall  |  01-27-2006  |  Crime & Justice

Founder of Program for Catholic Teens Bustednew

Monsignor Dale Fushek faces 10 misdemeanor counts of sexual misconduct with boys and young men.
Phoenix New Times  |  Robert Nelson  |  12-09-2005  |  Religion

How Much for the Enchanted Mithril Broadsword?new

As online games and other virtual worlds become ever more popular, virtual economies are spilling over into the real world.
Metroland  |  Rick Marshall  |  06-30-2005  |  Video Games

The Newest Birth Control Battlenew

Religious conservatives are moving the anti-choice fight beyond the abortion clinic and into the pharmacy. Anti-choice pharmacists opposed to all forms of artificial contraception are seeking the power to mess with women's everyday lives.
Boston Phoenix  |  Deirdre Fulton  |  05-05-2005  |  The War on Women

Maximizing Me!new

The fledgling field of Life Coaching has come to Montana. Our intrepid reporter takes a long look in the mirror and wonders: Is she being all that she can be?
Missoula Independent  |  Robin Troy  |  08-12-2004  |  Science

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