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Calendar, Night&Day Blizzard of Oz

Blizzard of Oz

Author Lyman Frank Baum claimed The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was simply “a modernized fairy tale” for children but, even in 1900, the story resonated deeply with American adults. In Oz, the heroes’ traits were self-reliance, ingenuity, optimism, and gumption;…
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Calendar, Night&Day Pull Back the Curtain

Pull Back the Curtain

The lunatic is on the grass. Or in this case, asphalt and concrete. The identity of the acid-test pioneer who first paired Dark Side of the Moon with The Wizard of Oz is lost in the mists of ’90s history.…
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Film, Cat People

Cat People

The loudest noise on the soundtrack of Duma is the gentle purr of a cheetah -- specifically, that of Duma, the pet of a 12-year-old South African boy. Cheetahs, when content, do purr, a pleasant truth seized upon by Bay…
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News, Feature

The President of Oz

This year's elections are an occasion for very mild celebration on at least one level. We've been mercifully spared much of the race-baiting and fearmongering and innuendoes about patriotism or integrity that have soiled the last few national contests. On…
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