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Vital Politics: Jessica Orsini

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Jessweb

Centralia is a quiet town of about 4000 residents located just 30 minutes north of Columbia, Missouri. While virtually indistinguishable from most other small towns throughout the state, Centralia has at least one major claim to fame – Jessica Orsini.

 

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Jim Morrison: For & Against

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Jim_Morrison_2

As the 2012 presidential contests unfolded in Iowa and New Hampshire, here! TV premiered its new original series For & Against with progressive commentator Jim Morrison. 

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Good Morning, America.

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The sun is bleeding down the Mississippi and hits the arch with pale orange rays. An anonymous sign appears on a stone pillar in Kiener Plaza. It reads: WHAT YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE YOUNG, QUEER, BROWN & POOR. What follows on the poster and in others scattered across St. Louis is another story of the 99%.

 

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Vital Politics: Illinois Edition

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ILhighres4a

2011 proved to be a banner year for LGBT equality in Illinois and across the nation. Just over the last year, legislative and strategic policy successes at the federal and state levels have shown the tremendous progress made in the fight for full equality, even as so much more still remains to be done.

 

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“Way to Heaven” @ NJT

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Clock_CU

Kevin Horrigan wrote a column in today’s (1/29/12) St. Louis Post-Dispatch regarding the Captain of the sunken cruise ship who abandoned his post long before all the passengers had escaped and been accounted for. Most people have called the man a coward, but Horrigan believes that 95% of us would do the same in that situation.

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(Not Quite) Out to Pasture: Primitive

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CurtisC

A few years back I worked at an antique store and, it was because of my employment there, that I learned a little more about furniture that I had previously cared to know.

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“A Steady Rain” @ The Rep StL

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Rain

If any director whose work is displayed in St. Louis regularly can spin flax into gold, that director is Steven Woolf. To some extent, this is what he does with Keith Huff’s A Steady Rain. Here, however, I am left wondering what he saw in this play in the first place that made him want to try to work his magic on it.

 

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MML Kicks Off, March 2

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mml2012_vital

ST. LOUIS – The 29th annual, Mr. Missouri Leather 2012 will be the weekend of March 2–4, with all events taking place at JJ’s Clubhouse in St. Louis, Missouri. Sponsored by Gateway Motorcycle Club since 1983, this event is one of the longest running annual Leather contests in the country that is sponsored by a single club.

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