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The life and death of Dixmont State Hospital

The proper custody and treatment of the insane are now recognized as among the duties which every State owes its citizens; and as a consequence, structures...

Darfur is dying: save it with a video game

Just a spoonful of interactive pixels helps the need for social welfare and reform go down. Such is the philosophy of the recent mtvU Darfur Digital Activist...

Practice makes perfect: practice napping

Last week, I introduced the concept of polyphasic sleep— that is, the cycle of sleeping for 20 to 30 minutes approximately every four hours — in the context...

Chamber music provides intimacy and variety

The stage at Carnegie Hall was rather empty last Monday evening. The usual dozens of chairs, arsenal of percussion instruments, and conductor’s podium...

We deserve a better film, and a later one

When Oliver Stone releases his yet-unnamed 9/11 movie this August, it will be just short of five years since we all watched the smoke rise in New York,...

Mickey Mouse still loves you

Here’s a story that you all know: A prince’s father is killed. The twist: The prince’s uncle did it. The prince is scared and confused, with good reason....

Just forget It

Is there someone you wished you had never met? Somewhere you wish you had never gone? Something you wish you had never seen? Even if you cared enough,...

Did you know?

50 Years Ago February 7, 1956 “Mermen Took To Water Won Two and Lost One,” read a Tartan headline. Though the article was about the swim team’s latest...

dollar movie

Wednesday, February 8 Citizen Kane 10, 12:30 Orson Welles directed this groundbreaking film, considered by many to be one of the greatest films ever...

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