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BY HAYLEY THOMAS
It was a fresh, green day in Ireland, the perfect day for a canoe trip on the River Shannon. Two young ladies pushed off into the calm gray waters, each looking forward to a relaxing outing. What they stumbled upon instead was miraculous—a sight that would garner more than 6.5 million views on ...
BY ADRIANA CATANZARITE
There’s nothing quite like settling down to enjoy a good ol’ fashioned musical, replete with comedy, budding romance, and lots of dancing. That’s the experience you'll get watching the SLO Little Theatre’s performance of The Music Man. The play, written by Meredith Wilson and directed ...
BY JESSICA PENA
Boxers or briefs? Come on. You know the answer. It’s not even a question. You go with the latter. You go with the tighty-whities. And if you just can’t, your only option is this: briefly in boxers. Yes, brief is better as the ads for this year’s 55 Fiction contest proclaim because, as Shakesp...
BY GLEN STARKEY
It’s Saturday, May 16, and I’m petting an alligator that used to belong to a drug lord (OK, allegedly used to belong to a drug lord, but what’s the fun in that?). The 6-foot-long, 90-pound reptile is sitting on a table, being wrangled by Scott Ellis, one of the four volunteers who are presenti...
BY MORGAN CHADWELL
Calling all writers: Pulitzer-prize winning author Jane Smiley will lead a riveting talk in conjunction with the SLO Library Foundation’s new Book and Author Series this week. Smiley will tackle all the aspects of writer education as well as put a new spin on the old adage: “You can’t judge a ...
BY MORGAN CHADWELL
William Inge’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Picnic, details how one Kansas family is shaken up by a young, out-of-work drifter who wanders into town. As the story goes, our mysterious vagabond forms a connection with the family’s two teenage daughters, and although mama’s suspicious of him, he...
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