Lucy & Cricket


Service Dogs Give Young People with Disabilities a New "Leash" on Life ◆ by Adria Nassim I remember the day very well. The sun beat down on the paved road that snaked through my parents' expansive southern Indiana subdivision. It was midday Easter weekend of 2010 and I carried a thick text of famous plays in my hand. I was home from college for break and thought I'd go do some assigned reading by the lake sin...

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Do It Yourself

▼ The Maker Movement is unified by a shared commitment to open exploration, intrinsic interest, and creative ideas ◆ by Jenett Tillotson and Kylie Peppler ◆ In the 1920s, Paul Mazur of Lehman Brothers famously stated, "We must shift America from a needs, to a desires culture. People must be trained to desire, to want new things even before the old had been entirely consumed. We must shape a new mentality in ...

29 Aug 10:22 AM 0 Read More...

FILM: Late Summer Movies

Reviews ◆ by Lucy Morrel ◗ White House Down From director Roland Emmerich (Independence Day), White House Down is a summer action flick revolving around the hostile takeover of the White House and is not to be confused with the earlier released Olympus Has Fallen, which has a similar premise. White House Down is basically an imitation Die Hard with more patriotism and higher stakes. Channing Tatum embraces the ...

29 Aug 10:09 AM 0 Read More...

To Surly With Love

▼ The high school experience as refracted through the lens of ’80s comedies ◆ by Craig J. Clark ◆ “Believe it or not, there’s life after high school.” So sang Daryl Hall and John Oates in their 1983 hit Adult Education, but it’s a message that may be cold comfort to anyone preparing to hit the books for another term. For the rest of us, all we have to do is look at the high school comedies that flo...

29 Aug 9:48 AM 0 Read More...

The Papaw Project

▼ A Family Re-enchantment ◆ by Shayne Laughter This story from the Papaw Project collection, “The Stronger,” was published in the Spring 2011 Bacopa Literary Review. Shayne will read “The Last” — based on her great grandfather’s encounter with a mystery on the Kansas prairie — at 1:30 pm, Saturday, August 31, at the 2013 Fourth Street Festival’s Spoken Word Stage. ◆ It was a classic setup...

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