Printers Row Publishing Group:

December 2011

The Tupperware Story

December 3, 2011

THE TUPPERWARE STORY Today the word Tupperware is a generic term for any plastic food container with a sealable lid. That’s thanks to two people: Earl Tupper, inventor of the product that bears his name, and Brownie Wise, who has been all but eras...

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RIP: Hazel Dickens

April 24, 2011

We just heard today that the great bluegrass singer and true American treasure Hazel Dickens passed away on Friday. "Hazel Dickens, a West Virginia-born bluegrass singer who was an authentic voice of America’s working class, has died in Washington ...

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It’s a Small World

November 9, 2010

A story to prove that it truly is a small, small world - spacewise and timewise: • In 2007 we released Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into National Parks. • On page 107, in an article about Ellis Island, now known as Ellis Island Nation...

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That Old Drive-In Theater

November 2, 2010

For reasons only the mind-faeries know I just thought of the old drive-in theater that I grew up a short walk through a yard and a field from in Western New York. And lo and behold—I found it on the internet. In several places. There's even an aeri...

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Community Colleges Rule!

September 14, 2010

There was a segment on NPR this morning about the growing number of higher education students defaulting on federal school loans. The numbers are astounding: More than 238,000 students with federal loans are in default. And we've all heard the horror...

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