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Gwich’in King Lear Speaks to Alaskans

© Amara U Shakespeare has seemed incomprehensible to many a highschooler, but a new production staged in a native language spoken mainly in Alaska had audience members avidly following along. The...
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How to Make Las Vegas Better? Add Pandas

Even pandas need a lunch break © Chris Tse There is a surefire way to make anything better. Add chocolate, bacon, ninjas or pandas. Impresarios in Las Vegas have opted for the latter. Panda! is a...
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Quiet Festival Attempts to Fight Festival Fatigue

Traverse City Film Festival © marada Lou Colombo applied to hold a festival in Traverse City, Michigan. This unusual festival would be a silent celebration consisting of nothing. The real intent of...
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Visit the Faro French Film Festival, Algarve

Lovers of Gallic cinema should head to Faro this October for the 14th French Film Festival, taking place from the 30th October — 2nd November 2013 at the Municipal Theatre of Faro, Figuras. Single tickets to...
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“Sex Drive-ins” Open in Zurich

No fluorescent, vintage signage here  ©welcometoalville This week, the city of Zurich took measures to reduce street prostitution and opened "sex drive-ins"””nine garage-style structures around...
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Saggy Pants Ban in Effect in New Jersey

A man seen sagging his pants in Wildwood, N.J. ©Associated Press Penns Grove, N.J. and St. Louis, MO are joining New Jersey beach town Wildwood in an attempt to "encourage family values" and...
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World Testicle Cooking Championships Is Back

Ready to get cookin' © Fraser Lewry This is the time of year for county fairs and harvest festivals, but there's a festival in Serbia that stands out from the crowd. The World Testicle Cooking...
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Jane Austen Added to British Currency

©Bank of England Whether you're a literary buff or not, your future travels in the United Kingdom could have you carrying Jane Austen with you wherever you go. In a decision that has proven...
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Peruvian Pyramid Destroyed By Developers

Archaeological site at El Paraiso © Edgar Asencios A depressingly familiar scenario has arisen in Peru. Developers took it upon themselves to destroy a 4,000-year-old pyramid at an archaeological...
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Paris Attempts to Curb Rudeness with New Manual

© Anirudh Koul Paris has a reputation for its treatment of tourists. Despite, or perhaps because of, being among the most desirable destinations on tourists' European itineraries, Parisians have a...