Category Archives: News

Is There Archie After Death?

Archie dies. It’s kind of awesome. Postmortem greatness. It’s a spinoff comic. It’s literally cultural post-postmodernism. Is the afterlife? I thought Archie would live forever. Either it’s true that Archie is now cult fodder or it means that we’re all … Continue reading

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An All a You Can Read Buffet

Amazon joins gets on the streaming media bandwagon with its signature product: books. The service, called Kindle Unlimited, will run about $10 a month. Its one way to keep people reading.

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Eat a peach this summer in the Lone Star State

Texas Agriculture Daily News A festival of peaches Tuesday, July 08, 2014 This year could be the best peach crop in recent years. Outside Weatherford, the O’Bannon family peach trees are thriving. Jean O’Bannon said, “It is finally a good … Continue reading

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Discussion of GMO foods program set for July 15, Dimmitt

From press release on Texas Ag Daily: Texas Agriculture Daily News Discussion of GMO foods program set for July 15, Dimmitt Monday, July 07, 2014 A program explaining the role of genetically modified organism (GMO) foods in the U.S. food … Continue reading

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Still more ways to help Fritch, TX

The May fire damage in Fritch was significant, but it wasn’t enough for the town to get federal relief. For a long time, the area’s economy depended on tourism to Lake Meredith, whose water level has hit an all-time low. … Continue reading

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President Obama Can (and Should) Embrace the FOIA Improvements Act | Commentary

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President Obama Can (and Should) Embrace the FOIA Improvements Act | Commentary 2 Comments Email By Amy Bennett July 2, 2014, 11:10 a.m. On June 24, Sens. Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., and John Cornyn, R-Texas, unveiled…

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New Pink Floyd album?

Passing it along: “The news was leaked in what seemed an aside: On Saturday, the author Polly Samson, who is married to David Gilmour, Pink Floyd’s guitarist, went onto Twitter and tweeted, to her 17,100 followers: Btw Pink Floyd album … Continue reading

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Sub Pop offers streaming music from within its own label

In a move designed to put people back in touch with musicians who have smaller audiences, Sub Pop offers a subscription service for listeners for the type of music that the label puts out. This company introduced Nirvana and the … Continue reading

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Cornell ethics board did not pre-approve Facebook’s manipulative “mood study” Cornell University did not pre-approve a study that Facebook did, in which it manipulated user’s news feeds to see how showing them mostly positive or mostly negative posts affected the … Continue reading

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Hong Kong marches for democracy An estimated 180,000 people marched into the city center of Hong Kong to demand democracy on Tuesday and an end to communist China. They didn’t mind the weather or if Beijing didn’t approve. They did … Continue reading

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