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Toledo: Insight to the art scene

Uptown and Downtown Toledo joined together to hold their final Art Walk of the summer season. The Arts Commission of Toledo premiered these events during the second Thursday of each summer month. For three hours of these evenings, local artists display their work on street corners and inside storefronts of restaurants and artist galleries.

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Raise your thermoses high in a toast to autumn

At the beginning of fall, I'd like to think that I'm not alone in visualizing myself walking down a leaf-covered sidewalk with a fall-flavored-coffee encased in my mittened hand. Along with being a time for consuming far too many warm beverages, fall is a time for celebration.

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Social media pros and cons

What happened to the days when talking to someone was either face to face, or on the telephone? Today, children and teens hardly ever speak to people face to face, even when in a public setting with people that they know. This is not only present in teens, but with most age groups. In today's world, instead of talking to someone face to face, social media has come along making face to face communication less common.

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What's not spectacular about "The Spectacular Now"?

One of this summer's best movies, The Spectacular Now, was filled with characters full of unique flaws. The screenplay, written by the same people who brought us 500 Days of Summer, came with high expectations and contained a rare beauty that is difficult to create onscreen. I left the theatre impressed with the artistically fresh and untainted romance, adapted from Tim Tharp's novel, which was so real, I almost felt like I was learning a story that only a friend would have privilege to know.

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Sherman Alexie review

Sherman Alexie, Native American author, speaker and comic addressed the Toledo Public Library audience at the Stranahan Theater in Toledo, Ohio on Wednesday, September 11, 2013. He presented as energized, enthusiastic and positive about the opportunity to speak to an audience comprised of "nerds" who were much like himself.

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American culture and the continued use of the "ism"

Our president is black. Miss America 2014 is Indian. America surely must be far advanced from the racial tensions of the fifties and sixties, right?

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The hermit kingdom and "The Worm"

You may not know much about North Korea, and you are not alone. With the continuous increase in the globalization of information, it is surprising that so little is known about the people and culture of North Korea. This may be why it is dubbed the "Hermit Kingdom".

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The truth about human trafficking

We have seen it played out before. Young attractive girl out at night on her own, doing what every other young girl would do; laughing with her friends while walking through the city, admiring the fashion mannequin in the window as she passes by, smiling at the cute boy who returns her coy gesture. The two stop and exchange flirtations while prince handsome secretly plots his strategy of trickery on the attractive and unsuspecting young girl.

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