Steve Carlton speaks during a debate to vote on a resolution calling for the possible impeachment of U.S. President George W. Bush March 25, 2006 at a town meeting in Brattleboro, Vermont. Vermont's town meetings are one example American democracy.
Geoffrey Norman edits the website VermontTiger.com.
Today, the first Tuesday in March, is town meeting day in Vermont, as it has been for more than a century. Town meeting was a tradition in Vermont before there was any officially designated town meeting day. Town meeting was part of Vermont before Vermont was part of the Union.
The Haus der Berliner Festspiele is brimming with activity as staff prepare for one of the world's largest avant-garde music festivals, MaerzMusik, which begins this Saturday and continues for two weeks.
Matthias Osterwold, the Artistic Director, says MaerzMusik is unique in bringing cutting edge music to the general public.
"Many of the things we present are somehow new, so they can't be based on conventional patterns of perception."
William Shatner has played an attorney, a starship captain, an alien and a Roman tax collector, among many other roles. Over the past half-century, the Canadian actor has performed on television, in commercials, in movies and on Broadway — and penned several novels.
He recently returned to Broadway for the first time in over 40 years with a new solo show, Shatner's World: We Just Live In It. In the 90-minute performance, Shatner talks about his childhood growing up in Montreal and reflects on his many acting roles with an assortment of photos and video clips.