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Free Speech: 01/09

An impressive job Re: “The high stakes of ‘Molly’s Game’” by T.T. Stern-Enzi; January 2, 2018; Vol. 15, No. 1. It would never occur to me to watch the movie “Molly’s Game,” because it isn’t a part of my usual viewing. T.T. Stern-Enzi isn’t tied to a particular aesthetic though, and that’s what makes his […]

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Sign Language Astrology: 01/02

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Medical science doesn’t have all the answers. But neither does acupuncture or homeopathy, or whatever New Age claptrap you might ascribe to. But let’s be fair and realistic here; they probably all have some of the answers, and perhaps, when put together in the right way, you might get something like […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 01/02


Playing chicken Two sisters were arguing when one sister decided to leave. She got into her car, but hesitated in leaving. The sister looked at her sister standing on her apartment steps. She then decided to put her car in drive to start creeping up towards the apartment. The sister stood her ground. The sister […]

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Free Speech: 01/02

Christmas Re: “It’s beginning to look a lot like solstice” by Tim Walker; December 19, 2017; Vol. 14, No. 51 I was glad to see an irreverent cover story about celebrations of the winter solstice, because I think irreverence is the only suitable emotional reaction to the holiday season. Not that a solstice is truly […]

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Sign Language: 12/26

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Surprise, surprise. One of those people who’s always opposed you has decided to speak up again this week to tell everyone how wrong you are. You’re used to this by now, so hopefully you’ll be able to defend yourself without getting huffy or petty. Making a good impression right now is […]

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Free Speech: 12/26

Happy Saturnalia Re: Calendar (pg 35); December 12, 2017; Vol. 14, No. 50 Thank you for putting the announcement of free breakfast with Santa under HOLIDAY, PERFECT! Best wishes for a Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas, Joyous New Year, enjoyable Kawanza. -Anne from Central Presbyterian Church via U.S. Mail On social punishment Re: “How will it […]

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Sign Language: 12/19

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) This week promises to be one of the busiest, astrologically, and the most dramatic, socially, this year. I see you quivering with dread, because if there’s one thing you’re not good at, it’s drama. There’s a part of you that already can’t wait for the holidays to be over with. However, […]

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Free Speech: 12/19

Home to me Re: “A wonderland of beer” by David Nilsen; December 12, 2017; Vol. 14, No. 50. As a Belgian I can only admire the way the author described and applauded our national heritage. Well written! Enjoy your (Belgian) beer. -Stappers via Secession Re: “Secession” by Mark Luedtke; October 3, 2017; Vol. 14, […]

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Sign Language Astrology

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) As you revisit half-forgotten haunts from your past, you’ll probably encounter pieces of yourself you thought you’d left behind forever. That’s part of the deal. Luckily, it’s not all bad, and neither are these old incarnations of you. Each of them has positives and negatives, and something to teach or remind […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 12/12


Editor’s Choice The grass ain’t always greener  The pastor of a local church called the authorities to inform them that two of their lawnmowers are now missing in action. The perp, an unidentifiable large male, used a blue work style van with “B.A.M” smacked on the rear panel of the vehicle. “B.A.M” although it does […]

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Free Speech: 12/12

Why though? Re: “Ladies, and gentleman, and smizmars” by Sarah Sidlow; November 28,2017; Vol. 14, No. 48. I wonder what benefit there is in having gender on the id at all. Picture, name and DOB should suffice correct? And what is a federal ID besides passport? Soc Sec cards are not valid for ID. – […]

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How will it end?

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The social tsunami against authority-related power Introduction by Sarah Conard Like it or not, history will remember the final months of 2017 as the beginning of the end of an abuse-of-power era in American business and politics that has been occurring since the dawn of patriarchal society. All potential future legal consequences aside, we are […]

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Little Women, largely music

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Dare 2 Defy produces musical with little drama Little Women cast (l-r) Lindsay Sherman as Meg, Samantha Creech as Amy, Jessi Stark as Beth, and Melissa Hall as Jo. Photo: Mackensie King By Jerome Yorke Dare 2 Defy opened Little Women the Broadway Musical last weekend and on Saturday afternoon, performed for a full house in the […]

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DCP’s 2017 holiday mixtape


Yeah, it’s music we like. So deal with it. Photo: Mel Torme’s “Christmas Songs” Mel Torme Christmas Songs Every December, when I’ve gotten tired of hearing the same holiday songs played ad nauseum on local radio stations (and why they start programming it right after Halloween is still a mystery to me), I dig out my […]

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Sign Language: 12/5

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) You’ve got so many people on your side. Why can’t you see it? Your tendency to focus on your few detractors rather than your numerous supporters is not only mentally destructive self-sabotage, it’s also mean to those who love you. They’re starting to feel like cheerleaders on the sidelines, screaming their […]

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Free Speech: 12/5

ERRATUM Re: “Egg as canvas” by Paula Johnson; November 28, 2017; No.14, Vol. 48. On behalf of the DCP team, and as we strive to give credit when due, we apologize for not having properly credited the artist’s work highlighted on the cover of last week’s edition. The “In Memory of St. Simone” oil paint […]

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A homestyle home run


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Don’t drink the green Kool-aid

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Forget the hype—true Irish beers are pure gold Skip the green beer, and go for the gold … or the […]

What to do in the Springs


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Kansas resurrected


Classic Kansas Leftoverture LP live and more at Victoria Kansas (L-R) Rich Williams, Billy Greer, Zak Rizvi, Phil Ehart, Ronnie […]