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Entries by Karen Dalton-Beninato from 11/2008

Presidential Politics at the Heart of the Yellow Brick Road

| Posted 11.03.2008 | Chicago

There's still a sense of optimism running through the downstate city of Bloomington, Illinois, where Abraham Lincoln spent much of his career as a young attorney.

Obama's Springfield Connection: 'Whatever He Says You Can Take To the Bank'

| Posted 11.05.2008 | Chicago

Now that Illinois is offering a second President to the United States, it seemed fitting to spend the night watching Senator Barack Obama with the Democratic County Chair in Springfield.

REM's Santiago JumboTron Shows HuffPo Results

| Posted 11.05.2008 | Entertainment

Live from Santiago, Chile, there was an election night shout out from R.E.M. for the Huffington Post's election coverage.

Athens Native Sons Against Bringing Saxby Back

| Posted 11.07.2008 | Politics

The Georgia runoff will not just be about the chance to win one more seat in the Senate, it will be about winning the most crucial seat.

Barack Obama's Going Away Gift to Illinois Newsprint

| Posted 11.16.2008 | Chicago

Barack Obama's first big gift to newsprint was the run on most national editions during his second day as President-elect. His latest gift is more personal to the Land of Lincoln.

NYT: "Anatomy of a Flop" Tune Dissected

| Posted 11.22.2008 | Entertainment

One of my favorite writers, musically and otherwise, Peter Holsapple has published an insider's dissection of the dB's "Love is for Lovers" in the New York Times.

Attention Shoppers: Santa's Still Looking for Louie

| Posted 11.29.2008 | Style

The turkey's finally digested and another online shopping season is in high gear, so with your indulgence here's my plug for New Orleans Musicians Relief Fund merchandise.