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Cool gear for back to school

July 25, 2008

Cool gear for back to school

It's back-to-school time, and you're going over your child's zillion-page school supply list. Don't panic; we'll help you check off that supply list in no time. Our guide covers everything from standard yellow pencils to talking rulers. Yeah, they make those.

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Sp!t

Spit is a documentary about competitive performance poetry called slam. Here's how slam works: several poets each perform a piece, and then they're judged by five randomly-selected audience members.

The Lady from Sockholm

MOVIE REVIEW

The Lady from Sockholm

I have a confession to make. I have an inappropriate crush ... on a sock puppet. Yes! I said it. A sock puppet. Please, don't judge me. In my defense, he is a very endearing sock puppet.

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Tim Smith is the fine arts critic for The Baltimore Sun, covering classical music, theater and visual arts. Before starting at The Sun in 2000, Smith was classical music critic for the Sun-Sentinel in South Florida, where he also contributed to NPR. He's written for the New York Times, BBC Music Magazine and other publications, and he's a longtime contributor to Opera News. His book, The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Classical Music (Perigee, 2002), can be found on the most discerning remainder racks.

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