Yep, Climate Change Is Real … We Checked It Ourselves
May15

Yep, Climate Change Is Real … We Checked It Ourselves

Climate change is a worldwide problem, and we often hear of how it is affecting low-lying countries in Asia and the melting polar ice caps, but local climate data shows us how things are changing right here in the Pioneer Valley. And changing they are. The National Centers for Environmental Information, run by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association, collects station data all over the world, and has for more than 100...

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Hannah & Maggie on the Advocate Sessions Stage
Apr28

Hannah & Maggie on the Advocate Sessions Stage

Bright-eyed and bolstered by a rapidly growing fan base, the award winning NYC duo has set out to make the world of singer-songwriters a more cheerful place. Although they’ve been favorably compared to Simon & Garfunkel and The Indigo Girls, these ladies have an undeniable originality and a sound all their own. Their efforts to blend the folk music they were raised on with a modern-day melodic energy prove successful time and...

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Alicia Fuhrman’s Local Libations: A wine cocktail for winter
Dec12

Alicia Fuhrman’s Local Libations: A wine cocktail for winter

Make me something good. I used to get this request (and versions of it) often, and almost always from strangers. It was a high-turnover tourist town I worked in — most faces you’d only see for one night. But isn’t that so much of the bar experience: not knowing? The people sitting three stools down and what your second drink is going to be. Especially now, in the world of craft drinking — i.e. consumption with interest in the...

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Staff Picks: Dinosaur Jr., Jim Breuer & the Loud and Rowdy
Dec06

Staff Picks: Dinosaur Jr., Jim Breuer & the Loud and Rowdy

Pantera Tribute and more \m/ • Saturday Trendkill “the ultimate Pantera tribute” is gonna blow up The Tank with a tribute night to Dimebag Darrell. Also on the bill to make the night even more metal and heavy are locals As Misery Fades, NIM, An Unction In Braille, Speak Well of the Dead, and Left Hand Backwards! Make sure to wear black so you’ll fit in. 7 p.m., all ages, $10, The Tank American Legion Post 185, 478 Springfield St.,...

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Back Talk: Hampshire College Brings Back the Flag
Dec05

Back Talk: Hampshire College Brings Back the Flag

Forced to Fly a Flag? Editor’s Note: This letter is in response to Hampshire College’s recent decision to stop flying the American flag on campus. Shortly after receiving this letter, threats made against students, faculty, and staff were part of a decision at the college to raise Old Glory again on Dec. 2. Our traditional U.S. flag is a great symbol of our country’s history: the start, the wars, the unification of all the states. But...

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