Three Lives at the Thorn Preserve

By the stream, a mindless bird, a drab but red-eyed vireo, spends his days warbling  ornate, candid messages. He broadcasts them into the wood, no thought of being understood. A…

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The Woody Biomass Hoax

Forests are too valuable to burn, but growing interest in using wood to replace fossil fuels to help mitigate climate change stems from the wood-pellet industry, led by Enviva, in…

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Da Capo: On the Edge of What’s New

Da Capo Chamber players last Tuesday night, March 10, at the Lászlo Z. Bitó Conservatory Building, provided a program titled CELEBRATE BARD! All the works performed were by Bard Faculty…

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Sample Poetry Post

(Written by the English soldier and statesman, 1554?–1618, just before his execution) GO, Soul, the body’s guest,   Upon a thankless errand; Fear not to touch the best;   The truth shall be…

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About Kevin T. McEneaney

Kevin T. McEneaney is the author of Hunter S. Thompson: Fear, Loathing, and the Birth of Gonzo, Russell Banks : The Search for Freedom, and Tom Wolfe: Heroes, Pranksters, and…

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The Guns of August

This is the first entry on this page that will be devoted to books, new and old, with announcements, new books and reviews. Book clubs that order through Merritt Books…

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Yuja Wang

It’s rare that these two superstars play on succeeding weeks in the same city, but the fates gave us a treat. Yuja played to a packed house Friday, February 28…

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