Issue: December 29, 2011

Hi, folks.

Our calendar editor, Kelley Lang, this week provides a long list of places where you can spend New Year's Eve. Amanda Horn's cover story describes a new curbside recycling program that may be headed our way. In Green, Ashley Hennefer has methods of unloading Christmas trees-- or holiday trees, if you are so inclined-- without offending nature. Brad Bynum profiles a couple of artists who marry their art to spaghetti Westerns. Bob Grimm blasts the quizzical decision to remake a two-year-old movie, and Bruce Van Dyke examines how media can change the events it covers. Marvin Gonzalez looks for the Beowolf in battle rapping.

Thanks for reading. Remember, if it weren't for you, we might be stuck in 2011.

Dennis Myers

RN&R News Editor