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MGMT: The Management Is Still In Charge

MGMT’s first appearance on the music scene was as unexpected as it was uncompromising. Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser showed up at a Wesleyan University college party as an inauspicious duo called “The Management,” playing nothing but a continuous loop of the Ghostbusters theme song for hours. The idea was to mock the pop culture music scene, mostly through the uses of irony and satire. Subsequent performances consisted of the boys dressing up in costumes,

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Free Film Screening of Salam Neighbor, April 26th at UCCS

Join Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains, Center for Religious Diversity and Public Life, and GLINT for a chance to witness the experiences of refugees with a viewing of the award winning film, Salam Neighbor. Watch as filmmakers Zach Ingrasci and Chris Temple immerse themselves in the day to day life of a refugee camp, where they lived among more than 80,000 Syrian refugees. Following the film, Laura Liibbe (LFS) will

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Frozen Hope: The Svalbard Global Seed Vault

“These are seed varieties that survived … It’s a library of life.” – Cary Fowler Nestled 400 feet into the side of a mountain in Spitsbergen, Norway, over 800 miles north of the Arctic Circle, rests the largest international agricultural collaboration in the world: the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. Nationally owned seed banks exist in almost every country, staffed by scientists who study and preserve local agriculture, including endangered and

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Joel Salatin (America’s Libertarian Agrarian Intellectual) Reveals His Writing Secrets

As is true for most readers of garden lit, Joel Salatin entered my awareness in 2006 via Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma. While I had always been interested in farming and food production, I equated Salatin, a self-described “Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic Farmer” with ranching, and so wasn’t compelled, right off, to read his books. After all, I was only an urban gardener who dabbled in growing a few

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Of Mice and . . . More Mice

In 1996, Dolly the Sheep became the first creature ever cloned by science. Now, years later, geneticists have made yet another breakthrough. Using stem cells, a team of researchers at Japan’s Kyoto University were successful in creating the first artificial egg and sperm—of a mouse. Even more astounding, the fertilized egg actually produced offspring. Normal, healthy mouse pups can now be created in a petri dish, more or less. The stem

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