Arts & Life

5:00am

Tue August 7, 2012
Arts & Culture

Living History: High Plains Chautauqua

Tillie Newman portrays Mother Jones Friday evening
High Plains Chautauqua

The High Plains Chautauqua is a unique blend of history, theater, and the humanities. It’s part of a long-running tradition that President Theodore Roosevelt once called ‘the most American thing in America.’

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1:23am

Tue August 7, 2012
The Salt

Presidential Foods And What They Say About Our Leaders

Originally published on Mon October 15, 2012 9:09 am

Boiling lemon rinds for President Harding's lemon pineapple fruit punch, called a squall.
Taji Marie NPR

President Bill Clinton famously loved doughnuts on the campaign trail, and we've told you about current GOP candidate Mitt Romney's affection for serving the press corps Jimmy John's subs. But what do our past presidents and the presidential wannabes' food choices say about them?

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2:53pm

Mon August 6, 2012
Summer Nights: Funtown

Cruisin' For Classic Cars On A Steamy Summer Night

Originally published on Tue August 7, 2012 5:00 am

Antique trucks, including a 1937 Plymouth, on display at the weekly Cruisin' on the Square car show in Milan, Ohio. Classic car owners and enthusiasts gather each Tuesday evening through the summer to show off their cars or even find one to buy.
Noah Adams NPR

At the heart of the small town of Milan, Ohio, there's a graceful and tree-lined town square. It makes a good gathering spot for the classic cars and trucks of decades past.

A 1923 T-Bucket Ford, a '77 Chevy El Camino, a '68 AMC AMX, a '46 Dodge truck, a '59 Ford Galaxie — they all keep arriving after 5 o'clock every Tuesday evening. As the owner-drivers park around the square, engine hoods go up, lawn chairs come out — and the admiration begins.

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2:16pm

Mon August 6, 2012
You Must Read This

An Apocalyptic Romp Through The 'Golden' State

Originally published on Mon August 6, 2012 4:44 pm

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Gabrielle Zevin's latest book is All These Things I've Done.

Forgive me, Facebook! I do not always want to tell people what I like. This flaw in my character puts me at odds with much of modern life, which is, of course, organized around a relentless cycle of recommendation.

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1:15pm

Mon August 6, 2012
The Salt

Three Ways Lucille Ball Ruled When She Played With Food

Originally published on Mon October 15, 2012 9:08 am

Vivian Vance and Lucille Ball ham it up at the chocolate factory in a famous food-centric episode of "I Love Lucy."
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