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Final Credits for Burlington's Last Local Video Storenew

Waterfront Video outlasted Blockbuster to become Burlington's last video store. But in the end, changing trends couldn't be ignored.
Seven Days  |  Margot Harrison  |  05-02-2013  |  Business & Labor

Print vs. Pixels: Should Green-Minded Readers Switch to E-Books?new

I love books. I still have the paperback of Wuthering Heights I bought in 1978 for 95 cents, though I can access its complete text on my iPhone. I remember the sights and smells of all my favorite bookstores and libraries, from Burlington to Boston to Berkeley to Paris. So, why am I considering buying an e-reader?
Seven Days  |  Margot Harrison  |  04-15-2011  |  Books

'Sisters in War': A Vermont Journalist Recounts the Stories of Women in War-Torn Baghdadnew

In 2004, as Baghdad became increasingly dangerous for journalists, Christina Asquith took refuge in the apartment of two sisters. Now she tells their story in Sisters in War: A Story of Love, Family, and Survival in the New Iraq, which was published by Random House in September.
Seven Days  |  Margot Harrison  |  12-09-2009  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

The Seductive World of Home-Improvement TVnew

It's frivolous, it's out of touch, and I can't get enough of it. Why? Because most HGTV shows embody the triumph of style over substance, of beauty over function. And their notions of what looks good in a home are almost as ephemeral as high fashion. Talk about escapist entertainment.
Seven Days  |  Margot Harrison  |  11-21-2008  |  Movies

The Man Behind the Moviesnew

Getting all your DVDs from Netflix? A video store buyer explains how his store cultivates a connection with customers.
Seven Days  |  Margot Harrison  |  03-07-2008  |  Movies

Miss Vermont Helps Give Pageant a 'Reality Check'new

Rachel Ann Cole, the 22-year-old who was crowned Miss Vermont in June, may not win the Miss America Pageant when it airs live from Las Vegas on January 26, but she's already had plenty of airtime, thanks to a four-episode reality show called Miss America: Reality Check on TLC.
Seven Days  |  Margot Harrison  |  01-18-2008  |  TV

Kochalka Draws a Comic for Little Kidsnew

Cartoonist and self-proclaimed superstar James Kochalka draws a children's book about a goofy gray squirrell.
Seven Days  |  Margot Harrison  |  09-05-2007  |  Books

'Groupies' Gets a New Name and a Release Datenew

In 1997, the writer-director, Keith Spiegel, wrapped a movie that featured Hollywood stars Ally Sheedy and Justin Henry in major roles, plus a bunch of talented Vermont locals -- then the movie disappeared.
Seven Days  |  Margot Harrison  |  08-31-2007  |  Movies

At Burlington College, Home Movies Get a Special Showingnew

Pre-You Tube, even pre-VHS artifacts appeal to us as pieces of our collective history.
Seven Days  |  Margot Harrison  |  08-03-2007  |  Movies

'Kinfolks': Missing Personsnew

This is a book in which the destination is more interesting than the journey -- Alther struggles to find a way to make the famous-writer's-memoir format mesh with the exceedingly complex web of historical clues she's weaving.
Seven Days  |  Margot Harrison  |  05-25-2007  |  Nonfiction

Two Art Shows Spotlight Vetsnew

A Burlington gallery displays work by and about Iraq War vets.
Seven Days  |  Margot Harrison  |  04-18-2007  |  Art

Where the Girls Arenew

Lamb and Brown look at pink culture and see red.
Seven Days  |  Margot Harrison  |  09-06-2006  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Sympathetic Versesnew

Sapphire proves political poetry doesn't have to be doctrinaire, one-sided and humorless.
Seven Days  |  Margot Harrison  |  08-23-2006  |  Poetry

Marrow Go Roundnew

Hecht's third book in the Cree Black series confirms his predilection for atmospheric locales with serious historical baggage.
Seven Days  |  Margot Harrison  |  07-07-2006  |  Fiction

Life Drawingnew

With a new graphic memoir, cartoonist Alison Bechdel proves she's more than just a "Dyke to Watch Out For."
Seven Days  |  Margot Harrison  |  06-01-2006  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

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