Monthly Archives: February 2014

Comic Offers “Liberal” Perspective in Free Weekly Pages

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By Terrah Baker If you’ve opened a Free Weekly in the last couple months, you may have noticed a certain comic strip on the first page. If you’re in anyway like TFW staff, you noticed right away something different, unique and intelligent about these comics that take a different perspective on the political and social…

Digging Up the Past … Without A Shovel

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02-27Behind the Stacks

By Rachel Hamburg Rolled about a broomstick and jammed beneath a bed, a map of the old Prairie Grove-Fayetteville railroad waited to be discovered by a woman going through her late father’s possessions. She eventually donated it to the Fayetteville Public Library, where it found refuge in the Grace Keith Genealogical Collection. Among such diverse…

Religious Porn

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By Rachel Birdsell If we’re to believe the researchers over at Case Western Reserve University, the more religious you are, the more likely you are to believe that you have a porn addiction, should you partake of the porn. The researchers found that it didn’t matter how much porn religious adherents watched, the more conservative…

Walipinis: Grow Food Underground

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By Amanda Bancroft A walipini is an underground greenhouse that lets you grow food year-round. The name “walipini” comes from the Aymara Native American language and means “a place of warmth.” The idea was first developed in Bolivia, South America. Walipinis are currently promoted as a potential answer to difficult growing conditions due to drought,…

Mercury Direct, Mars & Saturn Retrograde, Lent

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By Risa D’Engeles Friday morning (Feb. 28) Mercury in Aquarius turns stationary direct. Until Marsh 21 we remain under the shadow of Mercury retrograde. If we begin each day aligned with the Will-to-Good, Right Choice and Right Action come forth. As Mercury turns direct, Mars (actions) and Saturn (structures) retrograde. It’s like a game of…

The Intercept Keeps Up with Leaked NSA Documents

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By Terrah Baker “The short-term mission is to provide a platform to report on the documents previously provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden … Their long-term mission is to produce fearless, adversarial journalism across a wide range of issues.” After the exposure of the U.S. National Security Agency’s (NSA’S) communication filtering and collection capabilities and…