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The International Competition in Vermontnew

It's Vietnamese spiking volleyballs at Roosevelt Park, Bosnians rolling bocce balls at Oakledge Park, and Somalis, Sudanese and Congolese heading soccer balls at Starr Farm Park, Leddy Beach and practice fields at the University of Vermont.
Seven Days  |  Kevin J. Kelley, Matt Scanlon and Mike DiBiasio  |  08-08-2008  |  Sports

Charles Lindbergh's Daughter Reflects on Turning 60 in Her New Memoirnew

In Reeve Lindbergh's new book Forward From Here, the youngest child of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh and author and aviatrix Anne Morrow Lindbergh writes of her life spent in the Northeast Kingdom, the "back to the land" movement that led her there, and the consequences -- both mundane and thrilling -- of turning 60.
Seven Days  |  Matt Scanlon  |  08-04-2008  |  Nonfiction

To Food Writer Amy Trubek, Vermont Tastes Like the Futurenew

Trubek's just-released book The Taste of Place: A Cultural Journey into Terroir is a shot across the bow of our old system of thought and commerce. But more fundamentally, it shows how a renewed appreciation of the magic of local flavor might just save our collective bacon.
Seven Days  |  Matt Scanlon  |  06-02-2008  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Can Film-Program Graduates Afford to Stay in Vermont?new

Burlington College's 200-odd film students have choices to make: If they dream of working on a studio mega-film, they're unlikely to find that option in the local job market. But if they have a gift for self-selling and are prepared to be patient and creative, they are in a position to tap into an evolving and vigorous local digital-media marketplace.
Seven Days  |  Matt Scanlon  |  02-22-2008  |  Movies

Bordering on Fearnew

How a misinterpreted gesture may have landed me on the terrorist watch list.
Seven Days  |  Matt Scanlon  |  12-07-2007  |  Civil Liberties

Beer Makers in Lather Over Rising Price of Hopsnew

Hops and barley, the two agricultural cornerstones of beer production, have seen price hikes in the past few months that make crude oil look affordable: 100 to 400 percent for hops; 25 to 50 percent for barley, which is made into malt. In Vermont, which has the largest number of artisan brewers per capita in the country, this is sobering news.
Seven Days  |  Matt Scanlon  |  12-03-2007  |  Food+Drink

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