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Mortifying medium: Papier-mache helps bring Halloween visions to life
The jack o'lantern is hideously detailed. Its eyes -- squinted, black and empty -- suggest an evil mood and even more evil intent. The corners of its large, toothy smile stretch wide and high, almost up to its gnarled, twisted stem. The canine teeth could have come from a werewolf.
Frankie Meyer: Immigrants lilkely changed spellings of their names themselves
Were any of your ancestors recorded under a surname in the United States that was different from the name used in the old country?
Phyllis Seesengood: 'Black Box' gives detective another shot at case
Harry Bosch made his debut in Michael Connelly's "The Black Echo" about 20 years ago as a Los Angeles Police Department Robbery-Homicide Division detective assigned to investigate murders for the LAPD's Hollywood Division.
Ryan Richardson: Communicating with pet a natural process
But nothing beats what I found while reading The Atlantic. On June 4, it released an article with the headline "Animal behaviorist: We'll soon have devices that let us talk with our pets," and instantly, I was hooked.
Instrumental idea: Guitarist opens up his first shop (w/VIDEO)
Many business owners will frame the first dollar made in their store. The first dollar bill made at Wood & Wire Guitars is displayed in a more unique fashion.
Cari Rerat: 'The Gardener' is a fast-paced novel
In "The Gardener" by S.A. Bodeen, everyone in the small town of Melby Falls is enamored of TroDyn Industries, the huge company trying to solve the world's environmental problems in its complex of labs.
Ryan Richardson: Pets need their own bedrooms, too
Since I've moved to Joplin, my dog doesn't know that room exists in my apartment.
Tiny tales: Painted soldiers help tell history at museum
When Terry Barton was a child, his parents gave him a box of miniature lead soldiers.
Frankie Meyer: Don't stop researching when family names run dry
After gathering extensive research on a family line, one reaches the point at which the search must end. The ancient ancestor lived at a time when each person only had one name.
Lisa Brown: Woman's book about father riveting
Over the past two decades, my love for National Public Radio has introduced me to some terrific authors. Now I can add another name to that list: Alysia Abbott.
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